In an interview with the New York Times in 2006, Vanessa, who is reportedly heading for divorce with her husband, said that they were first introduced by his dad, President Donald Trump at a fashion show in 2003.
Vanessa Trump Called Husband Donald Trump Jr. ‘The One With The Retarded Dad’
She said that Trump approached her and said,
I wanted to introduce you to my son Donald Trump Jr.
Vanessa said that all three chatted “awkwardly,” and then in a later break in the fashion show, she said,
Donald [Sr.] comes back up to me again, [and said] ‘I don’t think you’ve met my son Donald Trump Jr.’
She responded, “Yeah, we just met five minutes ago.”
She and Trump Jr. later met again at a birthday party at Manhattan hot spot Butter, and later after an hour of chatting, she remembered their first encounter and she told him., “You’re the one with the retarded dad!”
The couple married on 12 November 2005 at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. They share five children together who were born in between 2007 and 2014.