Vanessa Trump is seeking an uncontested divorce from the president's son. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Vanessa Trump is seeking an uncontested divorce from the president's son. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Jr

DONALD Trump Jr's wife, Vanessa Trump, has filed for divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage.

A public court record filed Thursday in New York says Vanessa Trump is seeking an uncontested divorce from the president's son, meaning she's not expecting a legal battle over custody of the couple's five children or their assets.

Details of the divorce complaint haven't been made public.

The couple married in 2005.

The Trump Organization hasn't responded to an emailed request for comment.

The news comes just a day after the New York Post reported the pair has been having marital problems and were headed for divorce.

Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. /Picture: AFP
Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. /Picture: AFP

One source told the publication: "The problems have been there for a long time, the couple had hoped to stay together during the president's time in office, but it is getting harder to resolve their issues. He's never there."

Don Jr. and his brother Eric, 34, have been running the Trump Organization while their father is in office.

Donald Trump Jr has also been travelling a lot, including taking a number of hunting trips, leaving Vanessa at home with the kids.

Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr with their kids. Picture: News Corp Australia
Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr with their kids. Picture: News Corp Australia

"Don Jr. has been busy travelling, which has contributed to their problems. Vanessa is a devoted mother, but she is increasingly lonely and alone in the house with the children."

His controversial Twitter habits were also a cause for concern, sources told the Post, for example when he liked a tweet attacking a survivor of the Florida high school mass shooting.

Vanessa doesn't like the attention being a "Trump" family member brings, and would prefer to live a more private life.

"Vanessa is by nature is a very low-key person, and she is uncomfortable with the attention her family is getting now the Trumps are on the world stage," a source told the Post. "She is also worried for her kids, particularly after she received the threatening letter containing the white powder."

Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa in happier times. Picture: AP
Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa in happier times. Picture: AP

Although they had not legally separated, the couple was said to be living separate lives.

Last month, Vanessa Trump opened a letter to her husband containing an unidentified white powder and was briefly hospitalised as a precaution, but the substance turned out to be non hazardous.

A Massachusetts man later was charged with sending the threatening letter.


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