Vanessa Trump Love Letters Reveal Details of Past Relationship with Latin Kings Gang Member

Page Six has revealed that Vanessa Trump, soon-to-be-divorced wife of Donald Trump Jr., had a lengthy romance with a member of the Latin Kings street gang that began when she was in high-school.

The publication published excerpts of love letters she sent to Valentin Rivera after he began an 16-month sentence for assault.

“I can’t wait till that year because a lot’s going to happen. My 18th birthday, you’ll be back in my arms, my prom, and I want to get pregnant and have a baby with you after January," one letter says. "I want to get pregnant so the baby is born after I graduate since it takes 9 months.”

Their relationship is said to have lasted for five years, ending after it was revealed that Trump had an affair with actor Leo DiCaprio, according to Page Six.

“Vanessa was my first love, she even gave me a photo album full of pictures of her, and us together, with a note saying, ‘this is so you can remember me when I become famous,” Rivera said to the publication. “You know, she was right, she did become famous — but the Vanessa people see with Trump isn’t the Vanessa I knew.”

The reformed Rivera, who left his gang life behind and started a family, said to Page Six, “I hope she finds happiness in the next chapter of her life.”

A spokesperson for Trump declined to deny the veracity of the letters and claims. Instead, the spokesperson accused Page Six of sensationalizing "'stories' from high school."

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