Days after Vanessa Trump filed for divorce comes a report that her husband Donald Trump Jr. allegedly cheated on her with Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O’Day in late 2011 through early 2012, according to Page Six.
According to anonymous sources speaking to Page Six, O’Day met Trump Jr. through his capacity as an adviser on the show, and the two began an affair.
A source speaking to People said that the affair ended in 2012 when Vanessa discovered revealing text messages from O’Day on her husband’s cell phone.
Vanessa was pregnant with the couple’s fourth around the time of the affair, according to Page Six. Vanessa and Don Jr. went on to have a fifth child in 2014. And now she’s filed for divorce.
Back in 2005 when Donald Trump Jr. married his Vanessa at his father’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Aubrey O’Day was a contestant on MTV’s Making the Band where she was awarded a spot with the singing group Danity Kane by judge Sean “P Diddy” Combs.
It was a stroke of luck for O’Day, who enjoyed chart-topping albums and hits as a member of Danity Kane. The song “Damaged” was their first hit to top the Billboard charts, garnering Danity Kane two MTV Video Music Award nominations in 2008.
After a failed attempt at breaking out on a solo career, O’Day couldn’t repeat her Danity Kane success and fell off the map until 2012. It was in that year that her appearance on the NBC reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by the elder Donald Trump, aired.
Clay Aiken of American Idol fame co-starred with O’Day on Celebrity Apprentice, and weighed in on the matter on Twitter. When asked whether O’Day pursued Trump, Aiken responded, “My gut tells me the story got a tiny piece wrong. Reverse those two names.”
Former TV talk show host and comedian Arsenio Hall also co-starred with O’Day on Celebrity Apprentice and tweeted a slightly more cryptic comment, saying that the year they were on the show NBC “garnered great reality TV,” but “the GREATER show was going on behind the scenes.”
In light of the affair allegations, various outlets including Spin are taking a fresh look at several songs O’Day wrote. Her 2012 remix of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” features the following rewritten lyrics:
You can get addicted to a certain kind of madness
You’d love to be a man your life just won’t allow
You said that was the reason for your pain
But you were scared to ruin your family’s name
Your wife’s the only one glad we are over
Released in 2013, O’Day’s song “DJT” contains the lyrics, “I hate me for loving you, hate you for letting our love die.” “DJT” are the initials of Donald John Trump Jr.
When the New York Post asked Donald Trump Jr. over the phone if he would like to comment on the affair allegations, he reportedly “chuckled” and said, “No.”
President Trump has not commented on the allegations about O’Day that reportedly started during his tenure as Celebrity Apprentice host.
According to the Daily Mail, since the divorce filing, Vanessa has been seen on outings in Manhattan with her children, sans her wedding band, while Trump Jr. has been spotted golfing with his daughter and having dinner with his sons.