She almost became royalty when she fell in love with a Saudi prince.
Vanessa Trump struck a serious romance with a Saudi prince before she married Donald Trump Jr.
She supposedly dated Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud. They were together for three years and allegedly lived together for quite some time. Vanessa and Bandar ended their relationship shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
CNN reported that the prince fled the country after his father, Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, had indirect connections with the attackers.
Vanessa’s relationship with Bandar followed her romances with Latin King Valentin Rivera and Leonardo DiCaprio.
A source told Page Six that “they dated from 1998 to 2001 and lived together. He ditched her on 9/11; days after, he flew back to Saudi Arabia. They were planning to marry [at the time]. They were inseparable.”
The source went on to compare Vanessa’s relationships. It was claimed that Bandar treated Vanessa like a queen, which was completely opposite from the way Donald Jr. treats her.
However, a close friend of Vanessa told Page Six that her relationship with the prince was not as serious as everybody made it seem to be.
The source said, “They dated in her early 20s. They never lived together and were not planning to get married.”
As for Bandar, who is an Oxford graduate, he went on to marry British aristocrat Lucy Caroline Cuthbert, the Duke of Northumberland’s niece. They tied the knot in 2011.
In 2017, Bandar became the Saudi ambassador for Germany.
Vanessa and Donald share five children together after having been married since 2005. Recently, they released a joint statement to Page Six announcing their separation.
The statement read, ‘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.’