Donald Trump Jr.’s marriage began its downward spiral in 2011 when he reportedly cheated on wife Vanessa with former Danity Kane singer and Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O’Day, according to Page Six.
The outlet, which on Thursday broke the news that Vanessa had filled for divorce after more than 12 years of marriage, now reports that President Donald Trump’s eldest son “fell for” O’Day while he was serving as an adviser for Celebrity Apprentice in 2011.
Page Six cited anonymous sources who said that Trump Jr., 40, and O’Day, 34, a former singer in the girl group Danity Kane, had rendezvous in multiple cities during their alleged affair and wrote each other love letters.
The sources also said that Trump Jr. told his wife he planned to leave her for O’Day and that Vanessa was “devastated” by the news.
As Page Six notes, Vanessa was pregnant with the couple’s son Tristan around that time. The couple share five children together: Kai Madison, 10, Donald III, 9, Tristan, 6, Spencer, 5, and Chloe, 3.
Trump Jr. “pursued [Aubrey]. It was him who chased her,” a source familiar with the situation told Page Six. “He told her that his marriage was already in the process of dissolving. I think his marriage to Vanessa was over long before Aubrey came along.”
The source added that Trump Jr.’s family “pressured” him to stay with Vanessa, while another source said the older Donald Trump knew about the alleged affair and told his son to “knock it off.”
A third source said the alleged affair marked the beginning of the end for Trump Jr.’s marriage and said Vanessa planned to leave her husband then.