Kicking off with an amiable joint announcement, the Donald Trump Jr. divorce originally promised little drama — at least by the reality-circus-acid-trip standards of the Trump era — but it looks like drama will nonetheless be served.
"Us Weekly" and Perez Hilton report that Trump Jr. cheated on his wife, Vanessa, with former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day — after meeting her on the set of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2011. (Last weekend, "People" reported that Trump Jr. slid into the DM's of a former model to joke about tampons and bacon soon after Vanessa had given birth.)
"Apparently, the 40-year-old was very aggressive in pursuing the former Danity Kane artist—telling Aubrey he loved her and that he wanted to be with her," said Perez Hilton. "Things started up with Aubrey and Don Jr. toward the end of the taping," reported "Us Weekly," adding that the affair lasted from the end of 2011 to March 2012. "When it started, they were very serious all of a sudden," a "source close to O'Day" told "Us." "He told her it was over with his wife, that they were separated and he didn’t love her — all of that stuff. Aubrey fell for him hard. She thought they were going to be together for real." The tryst apparently ended after Vanessa Trump found emails from O'Day.
If your initial question is more "who the hell?" more than "what the hell?", O'Day became famous after starring on VH1's reality series "Making the Band" in 2005. Puff Daddy picked her to be part of his girl group Danity Kane. Its first two albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and a single, "Damaged," went top 10. O'Day was fired from the group amid tensions in 2008. She rejoined for a one-year reunion in 2013.
Twitter users allege Trump Jr. is the subject of O'Day's 2013 song "DJT," "In Touch Weekly" adds.
In a statement on Monday, Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump said: "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."