Donald Trump Jr's "uncontested" divorce from Vanessa Trump just got very "contested" indeed
However, at the hearing, the couple did manage to settle on a few things. Chief among them being their five children's custody issues and parental rights.
Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa Trump, appeared in the courthouse on Thursday (July 26) for the first hearing of their divorce. Accompanied by Secret Service agents, both of them looked formal and relaxed as they entered the courtroom for the hearing. According to the Associated Press, the pair's divorce was initially supposed to be listed as uncontested but is now contested. An uncontested filling means that both the parties have come to a mutual understanding of issues such as child custody, the division of property and assets, child support, and others. The news agency reports that this indicated that the pair has come to a disagreement with one or more things.
However, at the hearing, the couple did manage to settle a few things. Chief among them being the children's custody issues. The judge preceding their hearing congratulated them for having agreed to resolve all issues regarding their five children and parental rights. Lawyers said they expected a written agreement on child custody would be completed in several weeks.
Vanessa filed for divorce from Donald on March 15. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” they said in a statement at that time. “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.” It was reported that the pair had their differences for a long time and after months of contemplating they decided to split.
During this time, reports surfaced that suggested Trump Jr had a relationship with Aubrey O’Day from late 2011 to March 2012. He and Vanessa were still married at this point. However, he is currently dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. Kimberly and Trump Jr seem to be going strong as they reportedly got the approval of the president and the first lady.
As reported by Daily Mail, a source close to the couple told the tabloid that the two are "crazy in love" and are very open about their relationship. "They're really into each other, it's obvious from the way they are together, and they haven't tried to hide it. But they haven't felt compelled to make any kind of pronouncement that they're romantically involved," the source said. The source added that the pair does not mind proclaiming their love for each other in front of the world and are often spotted holding hands or indulging in PDA. The pair reportedly started dating in late March. This is around the same time when he announced his split from his wife, Vanessa.
Vanessa also came forward and shut down all the rumors that suggested Trump Jr cheated on her. She tweeted that they had been separated for "over nine months" before they released the statement. She even commented on Trump Jr's relationship with Kimberly. The lengths people will go to attack a woman simply because she's dating Don. We've been separated for over 9 months and respect each other's decisions & privacy. We'll focus on raising our great kids. Would be nice if the press did the same rather than obsess over our pvt lives," she tweeted at that time.