Vanessa Trump

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Vanessa Trump
Vanessa Trump (1).jpg
Trump in January 2017
Born (1977-12-18) December 18, 1977 (age 41)[1]
Alma materMarymount Manhattan College
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Spouse(s)
Donald Trump Jr.
(m. 2005; div. 2018)
Children5
RelativesKai Ewans (grandfather)

Vanessa Kay Haydon Trump[2] (born December 18, 1977) is an American socialite, actress and former model. She was married to Donald Trump Jr. in 2005 and they divorced in 2018. She was born in New York City.

Early life[edit]

She grew up in a townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan,[3] and attended The Dwight School,[4] a private school. Her late stepfather,[5] Charles Haydon, was a storied Manhattan lawyer whose clients included Marilyn Monroe and Broadway producer and real estate mogul Abe Hirschfeld.[6] Her mother is of Danish origin and her stepfather was Jewish.[7][8][9] Her maternal grandfather was Danish jazz musician Kai Ewans.[10][11][12][13]

Career[edit]

She was a model in her teens and twenties[14] and was signed to Wilhelmina Models.[15]

As an actress, she appeared in the 2003 film Something's Gotta Give alongside Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.[16] She also appeared in a 2011 episode of The Apprentice (hosted by her father-in-law, Donald Trump) and Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It (2010).[15]

She and her sister Veronika opened a nightclub called 'Sessa' in the fall of 2003.[17]

She also released her own line of handbags called La Poshett in 2010.[1]

Personal life[edit]

From 1998 to 2001, Trump dated Saudi prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud.[18] The relationship ended following the September 11 attacks when Khalid bin Bandar left the U.S. after his Saudi ambassador father, Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, was suspected of having indirect ties to the Al Qaeda hijackers.[19]

Vanessa married Donald Trump Jr. on November 12, 2005. The wedding was held at the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida; the service was officiated by Trump Jr.'s aunt, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.[20] Trump Jr. proposed to her with a $100,000 ring that he got for free from a jeweler in exchange for proposing to her in front of paparazzi outside of the jeweler's store in a New Jersey mall.[21] Together they have five children.[22] On March 15, 2018, it was reported that Vanessa filed for an uncontested divorce in court in New York; however, it was later revealed that the divorce was contested.[23][6][4] In July 2018 they resolved a child custody issue,[24] and the divorce was settled at the end of 2018.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Griffiths, Josie (March 16, 2018). "'Who is Vanessa Trump?'". The Sun.
  2. ^ Harwood, Erika (March 16, 2018). "Turns Out Vanessa Trump Might Have Been the Most Interesting One in the Family". Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Williams, Alex (November 19, 2006). "A Name He Can Build On". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b Rosman, Katharine; Bernstein, Jacob (March 22, 2018). "Unbecoming a Trump: The Vanessa Trump Divorce". The New York Times. New York City: New York Times Company. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Ioffe, Julia (June 20, 2018). "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr". GQ. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Vincent, Isabel (April 7, 2018). "Vanessa Trump filed for divorce after her family's major windfall". Page Six. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jews in the News: Andy Samberg, Liza Weil and Ivanka Trump". Tampa Jewish Federation. March 1, 2016. Archived from the original on October 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Vidtse du det? Her er Trumps danske forbindelse". avisen.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on December 30, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Trumps svigerdatter på hemmeligt besøg på lille dansk ø. Den familiære forbindelse mellem Danmark og den amerikanske præsident er tættere end hidtil antaget". dr.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on June 17, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Vidtse du det? Her er Trumps danske forbindelse". avisen.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on December 30, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Trumps svigerdatter på hemmeligt besøg på lille dansk ø. Den familiære forbindelse mellem Danmark og den amerikanske præsident er tættere end hidtil antaget". dr.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on June 17, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  12. ^ Konigsberg, Eric. "The OB-GYN Who Loves Women". New York Magazine. Archived from the original on August 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "Jews in the News: Andy Samberg, Liza Weil and Ivanka Trump". Tampa Jewish Federation. March 1, 2016. Archived from the original on October 5, 2016.
  14. ^ Zielinski, Linnea (March 16, 2018). "See Vanessa Haydon before she became a Trump". Metro.
  15. ^ a b Ross, Martha (March 23, 2018). "Vanessa Trump's early bids for fame included getting known as Leonardo DiCaprio's favorite girlfriend". The Mercury News.
  16. ^ Sathish, Madhuri (July 12, 2015). "Vanessa Trump Was In A Movie You Might Remember". Bustle. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "Models Inc". WWD. January 13, 2003.
  18. ^ "Vanessa Trump Almost Married a Saudi Prince Before Donald Trump Jr.: Report". People. May 14, 2018.
  19. ^ Harwood, Erika (May 14, 2018). "Did 9/11 Keep Vanessa Trump from Marrying a Saudi Prince?". Vanity Fair.
  20. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (November 14, 2005). "Donald Trump Jr. Marries Model Girlfriend". People. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2008.
  21. ^ Blair, Gwenda (July 13, 2017). "How Donald Trump Jr. Got Stuck In His Father's Shadow". Politico. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  22. ^ Michaud, Sarah (June 18, 2014). "Donald and Vanessa Trump Welcome Daughter Chloe Sophia". People. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  23. ^ Brown, Stephen Rex (March 15, 2018). "Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa files for divorce". NY Daily News.
  24. ^ Neumeister, Larry (July 26, 2018). "Trump Jr, wife resolve child custody amid divorce". Associated Press. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  25. ^ Rosner, Elizabeth; Marsh, Julia (February 22, 2019). "Donald Trump Jr. finalizes divorce from Vanessa". New York Post.