President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife are ending their marriage after 13 years, reports indicated on Thursday.
Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa Trump filed divorce papers late on Thursday afternoon in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to Page Six, which had previously reported that the marriage had been on the rocks of late.
Donald Jr. and Vanessa Trump, both 40 years old, were married in 2005 and they have five children. According to the New York Post, the divorce was listed as “uncontested.”
According to Page Six, friends of the couple said they had been “living separate lives.”
“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,” one source said.
Donald Jr. and his brother, Eric, have been running the Trump Organization while their father is in the White House, though it’s not entirely clear that they haven’t waded into politics since then. Donald Jr. has been traveling a lot and continuing his big game hunting trips, which contributed to the marriage falling apart, but the eldest Trump son’s behavior since his father became president also reportedly factored in.
Several of Trump’s friends said he “appears to have changed recently, and friends are concerned about him.”
For instance, on Twitter, Donald Jr. liked a tweet connecting antidepressants to mass murder and another that attacked a teenage survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fl last month.
Vanessa Trump was also reportedly concerned about the spotlight placed on the family since her father-in-law became president, and went to the hospital after opening a mysterious letter that contained white powder (which was later not indicated to be harmful).