Donald Trump Jr’s wife Vanessa has filed for divorce after being married for 12 years, the media reported.
“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple told The New York Post’s Page Six in a joint statement on Thursday.
“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.”
President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law filed for an uncontested proceeding at the Manhattan Supreme Court, meaning she was not likely to fight her former husband for custody of the couple’s five children or over their assets.
Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr., both 40, were married in November 2005 at Mar-a-Lago, the President’s exclusive country club in South Florida, where he also wed his wife Melania in January of that year.
Page Six first reported that they were struggling with marital problems related to Donald Trump Jr’s travels and controversial tweets.
The filing comes the same day as special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the President’s family business, demanding that the Trump Organization release information related to Russia.
Donald Trump Jr. and his younger brother Eric have been running their father’s company since he was elected President in 2016.