Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa Trump files for divorce

  • Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, The New York Post's Page Six reported Thursday.

  • The divorce is not contested, meaning the president's daughter-in-law does not expect a fight over custody of the couple's children or assets.

Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, The New York Post's Page Six reported Thursday.

The divorce is not contested, meaning the president's daughter-in-law does not expect a fight over custody of the couple's children or assets.

Friends told the Post that the pair, who married in 2005 and have five children together, have been living largely 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 told the Post.

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Unlike other Trump family members, including Eric Trump's wife, Lara, Vanessa has maintained a low profile over the last few years, largely staying out of politics.

The news comes shortly after a scare in which Vanessa opened an envelope addressed to Donald Jr. that contained a mysterious white powder, which was later determined not to be hazardous.

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Vanessa told The New York Times in 2006 that the elder Trump introduced her to his son at a fashion show twice within five minutes. The pair did not hit it off during the awkward interactions.

But six weeks later, they met again at a mutual friend's party. They didn't recognize at first.

"Then suddenly, something clicked: Wait, you were at that fashion show. Wait, you're 'the one with the retarded dad!' Vanessa blurted out," The Times reported.

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