Aubrey O'Day finally breaks her silence on Instagram after Donald Trump Jr. affair rumors
After 12 years of marriage, Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump, Jr. Sources allege there are multiple reasons for the split. Since the election, "Don's never there" and "they've been living separate lives." Despite being very rich, he's reportedly quite stingy, and treats Vanessa like "a second-class citizen." Also, Don Jr. has cultivated a new personality as a right-wing troll, with a contentious Twitter presence; after the Parkland school shooting, he "liked" a tweet spreading false conspiracy theories about the teenage survivors.
However, according to gossip monger Perez Hilton, there's another reason for the divorce: Like his thrice-married father, Don Jr. is guilty of infidelity, and allegedly had an affair with a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice: singer Andrea O'Day.
"Well-placed sources tell us that Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, have been having marriage troubles for many, many years. In fact, we're told they almost broke up prior to her recent divorce filing because Don Jr. engaged in an extramarital relationship with Aubrey O'Day after she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012! Don Jr. was very aggressive, pursuing her, telling her he loved her and that he wanted to be with her."
Ever since news of the alleged affair broke, O'Day has been silent on Instagram. Now she's made her triumphant return to social media, posting a sly message. She share a photo of herself basking in the shade on a sunny day, with the caption, "embrace the shade." Obviously, the word shade has a double meaning, referring to all the insults that have been slung at her over the past few weeks. Apparently, when a man has an affair, some people furiously attack the mistress, and not the dude who was unfaithful to his wife. (Just look at any comment section beneath a Stormy Daniels/Donald Trump story.)
A source close to O'Day told Us Weekly that the affair was very serious:
"Things started up with Aubrey and Don Jr. toward the end of the taping. When it started, they were very serious all of a sudden. He told her it was over with his wife, that they were separated and he didn’t love her — all of that stuff … Aubrey fell for him hard. She thought they were going to be together for real."
On Twitter, O'Day sent another message, sharing a gif of Luke Skywalker nonchalantly wiping dirt off his shoulder, from The Force Awakens. The caption reads, "Me after last week." So, despite the storm of sudden attention, and attacks from strangers, she seems to be holding up well.
A source told Page Six that Vanessa and Donald Jr.'s marriage has actually been on the rocks for awhile. "She was interviewing divorce lawyers before [the Presidency]," said the insider. "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." But in a statement released by the couple, they insist that their separation is amicable:
"After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time."
And if it gets too sunny, embrace the shade.