The story of how Vanessa and Trump Jr. met is one for the ages, provided your definition of an epic romance involves using a highly offensive word to describe your future father-in-law. In a 2006 interview with The New York Times, Vanessa recalled how she first met DTJ at a 2003 fashion show, thanks to an introduction from his famous dad. According to Vanessa, the three had a “brief, awkward conversation” and then parted ways. But the story didn’t end there.
“Donald comes back up to me again, ‘I don’t think you’ve met my son Donald Trump Jr.,'” Vanessa recalled, to which she responded, “Yeah, we just met, five minutes ago.”
Jump to six weeks later, Vanessa and Trump Jr. were introduced again at a birthday party for a mutual friend. For a moment, the two supposedly didn’t remember each other, until it hit Vanessa. “Wait, you’re the one with the retarded dad!”
That dad would become the 45th president of the United States. Awkward.