Here's the incredibly ironic reported reason why Don. Jr and Vanessa are breaking up
Another day, another Trump related rumour mill. While it's still seems somewhat farcical, and in turn enraging, that the former Apprentice star and veritable Twitter troll, Donald Trump, is sitting in the White House, it does make for some entertaining tabloid chatter. Case in point: Donald Trump Jr. is being divorced by his wife of 13 years, Vanessa.
The news, which emerged last week, is certainly a case of history repeating itself: Trump Jr.'s divorce, like his father's before him, is being covered in the the New York Post. And already, details about the couple's troubled marriage are emerging. Sources have told Page Six that Trump Jr. treated Vanessa like a "second-class citizen" and provided her with little financial support. "He gives her very little help and has been keeping her on a tight budget,” one source said. “She doesn’t live a lavish life and can very rarely pick up a check at dinner," the insider continued.
Certainly, unlike father like son, Trump Jr. is reportedly stingy, and it could be the reason why he's facing divorce.
While a spokesperson for Vanessa Trump has vehemently denied Page Six's report, a second source has come forward to corroborate that Trump Jr. has tight pursestrings. "Don Jr. was never generous with money. Vanessa has had to rely on her mother for financial help for her personal needs," the insider claimed.
This, of course, is ironic as Trump Jr.'s father is a billionaire property mogul with an estimated net-worth of $3.1 billion.
It is evident, however, that such allegations would be more surprising if we weren't talking about the same man who traded photos of his engagement at the Short Hills mall in New Jersey for a free engagement ring. It was a move that even his fame-hungry patriarch questioned - speaking in 2004 to Larry King, Trump stated "You have a name that is hot as a pistol, you have to be very careful with things like this."
And according to the Page Six sources, the couple had faced problems throughout their relationship, with friends urging Vanessa not to go through with the wedding. The election of her father-in-law only made matters worse - what with Donald Trump Jr.'s increasingly contentious social-media presence.
"She was interviewing divorce lawyers before [the Presidency]," a source continued. "No one thought he’d win. He won and she decided to stay until his term is over. But she just couldn’t stand it anymore."
Vanessa Trump's spokesperson has denied all allegations. "These claims are simply not true. Don and Vanessa have tremendous respect for each other and always have. The notion that she has had to rely on her family for assistance is absolutely false and utterly ridiculous," they told Page Six, adding that Vanessa's views on Trump Jr.'s social media posts lie in the "likes".
"Vanessa is very protective of her five children, as anyone would be, especially those in the public eye,” her spokesperson added. “That said, any claims that she is unhappy with Don posting photos of their children on social is not true. In fact, Vanessa is usually the first to ‘like’ the posts that he shares. Don is a wonderful and very involved father."
Irrespective of her reasoning, it seems that Vanessa and Don Jr. are finally going their separate ways.