With reports that Donald Trump Jr. is getting divorced from his wife of 13 years, it is truly the end of an era. An era in which Vanessa Trump was part of one of the richest families in America. So what happens for her now? What's Vanessa Trump's net worth? Well, by all indications she won't be scrounging for funds.
UPDATE: In a joint statement shared with Elite Daily, the couple confirms that they are divorcing. The statement reads,
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.
EARLIER: Though it's hard to get an exact fix on Vanessa Trump's financial situation, her reportedly soon-to-be-ex husband, Don Jr., is reportedly worth around $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And while the what's-mine-is-yours of marriage looks to be coming to an end, a detail from Trump's reported divorce filing is worth noting. According to Page Six, Trump filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning that she's not expecting a fight over assets or custody of the couple's five children.
Even without her husband's money, Trump is no slouch. Before (and during) her marriage, Trump was a model with the renowned agency Wilhelmina Models, which she worked for for around nine years. Bustle did the math to determine that if she was working full-time (40 hours a week) at the agency models' average rate of $153-$280 an hour, Trump could have been pulling in between $2 and $5 million a year. She also had a short lived line of luxury handbags, à la her sister in law Ivanka Trump — though whether that affected her finances for the better, the worse, or not at all is hard to say.
So with all of this together, I think it's probably safe to say that whatever agreement the couple came to, Trump is going to be just fine financially.
On Thursday, March 15, Trump reportedly filed for divorce from Don Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to Page Six. Elite Daily has reached out to representatives of the Trumps for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
The reported filing comes after rumors that the couple were on the rocks, supposedly thanks to Don Jr.'s traveling and "controversial" tweeting, per Page Six. While not as prolific a Twitter user as his dad, Don Jr. has courted criticism for his use of the social media app in recent weeks, including by visibly liking a tweet that promoted the conspiracy theory that a student survivor of the Parkland school shooting was part of a "deep state" conspiracy. A few weeks later, Don Jr. also drew controversy by liking a tweet that shared a conspiracy theory that mass shootings were connected to anti-depressant medication.
Whatever caused the reported split, it's the end of a long relationship. The pair, who married in 2005 and have since had five children together, met way back in 2003 at a fashion show where the now-president reportedly played wingman for his son. In 2006, Trump told The New York Times that Donald Sr. had led his son over to her to introduce the two. "Donald Trump comes up to me with his son: 'Hi, I'm Donald Trump. I wanted to introduce you to my son Donald Trump Jr.,'" she recalled. Five minutes later, apparently forgetting that he had already tried to spark things off, he tried to introduce them again. She said, "Yeah, we just met, five minutes ago." But lousy wingman or not, the two made it work in the end — they were reintroduced by a mutual friend at a party weeks later, and ended up chatting for an hour before they remembered their first meeting. A meet-cute it is not, but hey, real life is weird sometimes.
Weird, and sometimes uncomfortable. Politics aside, the best of luck to these two in figuring out their path moving forward as a non-couple. Breakups always suck.