According to Page Six, Vanessa Trump moved on to a Saudi prince — whose father was once suspected of indirect ties to the 9/11 attackers — after her romances with Latin King Valentin Rivera and Leo DiCaprio.
Sources told Page Six that Vanessa and Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud were even planning to marry until the Sept. 11 attacks.
“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,” a source told Page Six.
Bandar is part of the powerful Al Saud dynasty.
His father, Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, was Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 1983 to 2005, with ties so close to the Bush family he was known as “Bandar Bush.”
He was suspected of indirect ties to al Qaeda and associates of the 9/11 hijackers, but there was no evidence that he knowingly provided support for the attacks. He insisted, “Saudi Arabia has nothing to hide” and 9/11 was “the worst thing to happen to us.”
Vanessa’s relationship with the younger Bandar was a stark contrast to her marriage to Donald Jr., who, sources told Page Six, treated her like a “second-class citizen.”
The wealthy Saudi prince was also a big upgrade from Rivera, who recently shared love letters she wrote to him in prison. “Bandar treated her as if she was his queen. It was the complete opposite from Don Jr. They were together 24/7. They were a real couple,” the source said.
A second source close to Trump, however, downplayed their relationship.
“They dated in her early 20s. They never lived together and were not planning to get married.”
Oxford graduate Khalid married British aristocrat Lucy Caroline Cuthbert, the Duke of Northumberland’s niece, in 2011.
He became Saudi ambassador to Germany in 2017.
And Vanessa’s sitting pretty on millions, thanks to her family’s investment in Italian eatery Rao’s red sauce business, which was sold for around $415 million last year.