Donald Trump Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle's Palm Beach neighbors say their 'nightmare' move will bring 'notoriety'
As the couple plans on moving in this coming March, their Palm Beach luxurious gated community neighbors are concerned about the politics involved
With Donald Trump Jr looking to move in with girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle in their exclusive Palm Beach County gated community, locals have expressed their horror at the idea of the former First Son living in their neighborhood.
News of Truump Jr and his girlfriend purchasing a $9 million home arrived on Tuesday, January 19, shortly before the inauguration of the 46th president, Joe Biden, on January 21. The couple has signed contracts to buy the waterfront property in Admirals Cove, an affluent community, all the way near Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida. But as The Palm Beach Post reveals their plans of moving in in March, residents of the community have called it a 'nightmare' and lamented the 'undesirable notoriety' their arrival will draw.
The residents of the community are no stranger to celebrity attention with big names like Celine Dion and Bon Jovi having once called the place home. But the forthcoming arrival is not all that welcome, and has left residents worried, revealed Peter Moore, general manager of the property owners association. Ever since the couple went house hunting in the neighborhood, about 30 people have been in touch with him, reports the paper. "About half have concerns about safety," Moore said. "The others have political concerns with what's happened in the last couple of weeks."
Members have also referred to recent incidents, like the ongoing criminal investigation against Trump Jr for allegedly inciting the January 6 US Capitol siege, and Guilfoyle's improper behavior during her employment at Fox News, which she has so far denied. "There are news reports detailing improper behavior by Ms. Guilfoyle while employed at Fox News and news reports of possible criminal investigations of Donald Trump Jr," one resident wrote to the board. "I believe their membership would bring undesirable notoriety to the club, harm our reputation and have the potential for creating disharmony," their letter added.
An email chain among the residents that was sent over the weekend also shows several of them denouncing Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle's arrival. But some are welcoming. Speaking about how the new neighbors should be treated with hospitality, Terri Ameen said "We don't want this to be a community that makes those kinds of judgments. I don't see a problem. We have to be more accepting."
Admirals Club general manager and chief operating officer Brett Morris told the paper how the community "prides itself on being an inclusive community." Morris also pointed out how the existing members of the community had overwhelmingly voted to become a mandatory membership club. So whenever someone buys in Admirals Cove, they have auto-approved membership, which otherwise costs $195,000 to join. With 888-homes, the community offers a spa, 45 holes of golf, pickleball and tennis courts, a fitness center, two clubhouses, two driving ranges, and four restaurants. There's also a marina for mega-yachts, as well as a 30-room hotel atop a clubhouse, where members can lodge their guests.
Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle's move to the luxurious community will also bring them closer to his five children from ex-wife Vanessa, who live nearby in the Jupiter Country Club. Guilfoyle is also mother to her 14-year-old son, Ronan Villency, whom she shares with her second husband, designer Eric Villency. The two got divorced in 2009. The community is also close to the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, and just 70 miles north of Indian Creek, where Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have reportedly purchased a $30 million plot.