Before Donald Trump Jr, Vanessa Trump reportedly dated a Saudi prince who dumped her right after 9/11

Before Donald Trump Jr, Vanessa Trump reportedly dated a Saudi prince who dumped her right after 9/11
Vanessa Trump (Source: Getty Images)

If you thought the Trump Jr divorce couldn't get any spicier, here's something for your appetite: Vanessa Trump truly lived quite a life before meeting her soon to be ex-husband.

Before marrying the not-so-beloved progeny of the POTUS, Vanessa's love-life was quite the whirlwind back in New York.

The 40-year-old was in a serious relationship with Saudi Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud from the year 1998 to 2001. Wondering what put the nail in the coffin of their romance?

The Prince reportedly ditched her to fly back to Saudi Arabia, right after 9/11, revealed a source to Page Six.

Speaking about their relationship, the source spilled that the mother of five and the Saudi prince were pretty serious to the extent that the two were in a live-in relationship, with future plans of getting married. 

“Bandar treated her as if she was his queen," the source mentioned. "It was the complete opposite from Don Jr. They were together 24/7. They were a real couple."

But there was trouble in paradise post 9/11 attacks, as the prince's father and Saudi ambassador to the US, Bandar bin sultan Al Saud, was suspected of having direct ties with Al Qaeeda - the terrorist group held responsible for the September 11 terrorist attacks.


Alas, there seems to be no prospect of reconciliation as the prince has since moved on and married married British royal Lucy Caroline Cuthbert back in 2011.

As for Trump Jr and Vanessa burying the hatchet, it also seems like a strict no-no.

Vanessa filed for divorce, ending their 12-year-long marriage earlier this year, and soon rumors of Trump Jr having an affair with Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day surfaced on the internet.

There were speculations about Aubrey having even tweeted about getting pregnant with his child - something she later blew off as an April Fool's joke.

The affair is said to have lasted between end of 2011 to March, 2012, but fans also went on to speculate that she had even written a song called DJT, about what followed post their affair.

Vanessa decided to confront the singer about the alleged affair, US Weekly reported. She herself had reached out to the singer to put a stop to their affair, as per sources.


Yet that isn't all the drama that has been in circulation over the Trump divorce. Back in February, Trump Jr received a letter with a suspicious white powder, following which his wife had to go to the hospital.

The powder was suspected to be anthrax, and as per sources' accounts to the New Yor Post, it said: “You are an awful person. This is why people hate you. You are getting what you deserve. So shut the f–k up.”

The note was sent in an envelope with a Boston postmark, and arrived at Vanessa's mother's Upper East Side residence whereupon Vanessa herself had openned the letter to find the suspicious substance.

Later on, the substance was revealed to be cornstarch, and Vanessa had been admitted just as a precautionary measure.

She later took to Twitter to thank people who helped arrest the convict. “This is not a secure site,’’ NY Post reported a source saying about the Sutton Place home of Vanessa’s mother, Bonnie Haydon.

“Secret Service is not going through [the] mail.’’


All said and done, had Vanessa married the Saudi royalty, perhaps things woulld have been quite different and suspicious powdery substances might not have been something that Mrs Trump Jr had to deal with.

For those curious enough to wonder what her Saudi beau looked like, here's a sneak peak of the Prince right at the front-center. 

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