Lara and Eric Trump's love story: Why did POTUS' daughter-in-law wear bandages at lavish Mar-a-Lago wedding?
Lara, who is prepping for the Senate race from North Carolina, was a bandaged bride at her 2014 wedding. Here's why
Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law is considering a Senate run in 2022. The former television producer and campaign advisor to sitting POTUS is prepping for the Senate race from North Carolina. The State’s Senate seat will be available when Republican Sen. Richard Burr retires at the end of his term.
In her professional career in the political realm, Lara served as a campaign advisor for Trump in both 2016 and 2020. She regularly appeared on conservative-leaning talk shows like Fox News and emphasized galvanizing women, voters, under the banner "Women for Trump” ahead of the November 3 elections. The woman who is mulling to run the Senate office in 2022 is the wife of Trump's eldest son Eric whom she married in 2014. While much is known about her political career, here we shed some light on her personal life
Lara Trump and Eric Trump's love story
Lara Yunaska who has been a native of Wilmington, North Carolina met Eric in 2008. Lara said about their meeting, “We met here in New York. Actually, we were both out one night with friends and being, probably, the two tallest people in the room were really helpful. I think we spotted each other across the room. I was immediately intrigued, and hopefully, Eric felt the same way.”
However, Lara told in a Fox interview in 2016 that it took the two a while to go on date. "It took us about three months to go on a date," said Lara. Guess someone wasn't so immediately intrigued. Or, you know, schedules happened. Lara mentioned in the Fox interview that the couple wanted to be sure before marriage. So they dated for five years starting from 2009 before getting engaged and tied the knot in November 2014.
Their marriage was one of the most dreamy ones and was held at Donald’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. This is the same place where POTUS married Melania in 2006. Lara and Eric's marriage was graced by notable personalities from the political realm and Trump’s family. Eric’s brother Donald Trump Jr. served as the best man while their sister Ivanka Trump was a bridesmaid. During the marriage, the couple shared a great camaraderie as evident from their pictures. Meanwhile, Eric reportedly joked to Lara during the ceremony, “You are not just gaining a family, you are getting 6 million Twitter followers.” Their marriage was widely covered by tabloids as the luxurious affair had over 400 guests. This included former 'Real Housewives of New York' cast member Jill Zarin and radio personality, Elvis Duran, to name some.
During her wedding, Lara wore two Vera Wang gowns, one for the ceremony and one for the reception, and embellished it with accessories from Ivanka’s line. However, there was one hiccup in their lavish wedding. It came as just two weeks prior to the wedding day when Lara broke both her wrists in a horseback riding accident. To hide the bandages tied to her wrists, she wore fingerless gloves during the reception.“I had to get creative with a way to make casts look bridal,” she told The People.
Anyhow the injury did not de-spirit her and she posted a picture of her with Eric from their wedding in 2014 on Instagram. The picture showed the couple looking intently and gleefully towards one another with an American flag behind the lush green landscape. Lara captioned the photo as, “What do you say after the most incredible weekend of your life? THANK YOU! Thanks to a team that made it all seem effortless! @jzevents and @prestonrbailey, you blew us (and everyone!) away! My glam squad, @amykmua and @mattshair, thank you for making me feel like a supermodel! and, the one who captured every shot (including this one!), @donnanewmanphoto - you are all masters at your craft and we are so blessed to have had you as our team! @erictrump and I send you all of our gratitude and love.”
The couple had an amicable relationship post marriage. In September 2017, Lara and Trump welcomed their first child who they named Eric "Luke" Trump. Later Eric and Lara made a family of four as they welcomed their second child in 2019-- a daughter whom they named Carolina. Now as Lara has taken a step forward in her political career by announcing to run for Senate in 2022, much is to be seen how that fares for her and the public whom she would serve.