What's Bacon Got To Do With It? The Scandals That May Have Led To The End Of Donald Trump Jr. And Vanessa's Marriage

Date March 22, 2018

After more than twelve years together, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa have decided to end their marriage. And fans want to know, what was the reason for this decision?


Going their separate ways

Donald and Vanessa recently released a joint statement where they announced that their marriage was over. It was revealed that Vanessa was the one who filed for divorce in a Manhattan court.


The couple said in their statement;

After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. 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.

Since then, a lot of people have been very curious to know what may have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

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The sweet(ish) beginning

Vanessa was introduced to Donald Jr. by his father, President Trump. In an article published by the International Herald Tribune, it seemed that Donald Trump was very insistent upon his son meeting the model, Vanessa Haydon. So much so that he introduced them twice in one night at a fashion show.

After an 'awkward' conversation, it soon became apparent that things were just not going to move forward. However, they met for the third time, at which point Vanessa referred to Don Jr.'s father as "retarded."

What were the strains in the marriage?

The younger Trump may have been annoyingly cheap

The New York Times wrote that things may have been shaky even before Donald proposed to Vanessa. Apparently, Don Jr. accepted a free engagement ring from a jeweler in exchange for a public announcement of the upcoming nuptials at their location.

The same article also alleged that Vanessa received very little in terms of financial support from her husband. A rep for Vanessa did come out to deny these claims.

Then, there was the thing with the bacon

A model shared some Twitter DMs that she alleged was sent to her by Don Jr. back in 2011, which was right after she gave birth to their third child.

Evidently, he sent a tweet to a woman named Melissa Stetten, which she revealed a week ago. In the message, Melissa complained that she had pulled a muscle while changing a tampon.

Then, Donald wanted to know if she "smelled bacon." He also sent a flirtatious DM afterward.

On the previous Twitter thread, he apparently had no qualms about sharing a tweet with the world, philosophizing about why women don't wear bacon perfume.

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Plus, the alleged affair with a pop star

A former member of the now defunct female pop group, Danity Kane, claimed that she and Don had an affair. Aubrey O'Day alleged that this happened in 2011.

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It was reported that Aubrey met Donald during the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. They may have dated until March 2012, when Vanessa found the emails exchanged between her husband and the singer.

In fact, there may have been a song written about the affair. An investigation into all the music the singer has ever released discovered one titled, 'DJT'. The song was about a scorned lover with lyrics like:

Is that what you want? You wanna, you wanna believe that everything with me was a lie? A fantasy? And you want to go back and live in the life that you had have forever?

Considering the scandals and allegations, it's not surprising that the couple had a pretty shaky marriage. We wish them the best as they go their separate ways and hope they can maintain a united front for their five children.

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