Vanessa Trump, the wife of the eldest son of Donald Trump, is seeking for a divorce in a New York court. The couple have both been married since 2005 and have five children.
An uncontested divorce means that custody over the couple's children and assets are not disputed during legal proceedings. In a statement carried by news site Page Six, Trump Jr and his wife were quoted as saying, “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We ask for your privacy during this time.” Earlier this year, US media reported that the couple had marital problems, pointing out to Donald Trump Jr's frequent travel and his love of social media. Last month, Vanessa Trump and her mother were taken to hospital as a precaution when she opened a letter addressed to her husband containing white powder. It turned out to be non-hazardous.
Donald Trump Jr played a major role in his father's election campaign. He stayed in New York after the election and now co-runs the family business with his brother Eric Trump ever since his father entered the White House. He has become the subject of an investigation over possible collusion between the presidential campaign and Russia in the 2016. President Trump denies any collusion. Donald Trump Jr arranged a meeting between a group of Russians and campaign officials after being told of possible damaging information about Donald Trump's Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.