The New York Post reports:
Now we know the secret sauce behind Vanessa Trump’s divorce from Donald Trump Jr. Page Six can exclusively reveal her family recently came into millions thanks to an investment in legendary Italian eatery Rao’s red sauce.
We’re told that Vanessa’s late father, prominent lawyer Charles Haydon, was a close friend of late Rao’s owner Frank Pellegrino Sr. and Ron Straci, a lawyer who was a founder and co-owner of Rao’s Speciality Foods. According to red sauce sources, Haydon — whose clients included Marilyn Monroe — had invested as much as $1 million in Rao’s Speciality Foods back in the day, and controlled 30 percent of the company.
The saucy venture was quietly sold in 2017 to a big corporate firm for around $415 million — serving a juicy payout for Vanessa’s family. Confirming rumors of a “life changing” financial windfall, last fall, Vanessa’s mother Bonnie, 71, bought the Fifth Avenue penthouse of the late former Fox News boss Roger Ailes for $6.4 million — in cash.
Vanessa filed for divorce from Junior in March and last week he filed a demand for a statement of her net worth, even though the divorce is “uncontested.”