You might be wondering, “Who is Aubrey O’Day?” considering her girl group Danity Kane faded into obscurity in 2014. But Aubrey is back in the spotlight now that Donald Trump Jr. is divorcing wife Vanessa. Why? Reports claim Aubrey and Don Jr. had an affair six years ago, and Twitter users think he’s the one she sang about in her 2013 song “DJT.”
The pair met in 2011 on the set of Celebrity Apprentice Season 5: She was a contestant, and he was an adviser to his father, host and future President Donald Trump. “Things started up with Aubrey and Don Jr. toward the end of the taping,” a source close to Aubrey tells Us Weekly, which reports the affair lasted from late 2011 until March 2012.
“He would look at her like a piece of meat,” another source tells the magazine. “But he was equally taken by her intellect. She impressed him a lot on the show. She was smart.”
“When it started, they were very serious all of a sudden,” a third source says. “He told her it was over with his wife, that they were separated and he didn’t love her, all of that stuff … Aubrey fell for him hard. She thought they were going to be together for real.”
“It was him who chased her,” an insider tells Page Six. “He told her that his marriage was already in the process of dissolving. I think his marriage to Vanessa was over long before Aubrey came along.”
Page Six also says Donald Trump Sr. found out about his son’s affair and told him to “knock it off,” but Us reports the fling only ended when Vanessa found emails between Don Jr. and Aubrey. Don Jr. and Vanessa eventually reconciled and welcomed two more children, only to announce their split six years after the reported affair ended.
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Aubrey may have hinted at an affair with Don Jr. on the night Donald Trump Sr. won the November 2016 presidential election. “I’m embarrassed to be an American,” she tweeted, before adding, “[The] story I didn’t tell is worth millions now.”
The 34-year-old rose to fame in 2004 on the MTV reality show Making the Band 3 as she and the other women of Danity Kane came together under the mentorship of Sean Combs. She was fired from the group in 2008 but reunited with the group in 2013. In the years since the group’s second split in 2014, she and bandmate Shannon Bex have been performing as the electropop duo Dumblonde. Along the way, Aubrey has also starred on other reality shows, including Celebrity Big Brother and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
As a solo artist, Aubrey released the EP Between Two Evils in 2013, the lead track of which is tellingly titled “DJT.” As you might imagine, Twitter users are convinced DJT is Donald Trump Jr. (“Aubrey O’Day wrote a song about Cheeto Junior called ‘DJT,'” tweeted @ThatDameLana. “This is the messiest [first] family. History class will be fun in about [five] years.”)
“I hate me for, I hate me for, hate you for letting our love die,” Aubrey sings in the chorus. And in a spoken-word segment on the song, she says, “You can say it was all a f–king fairytale / Or you can say it was real / But I need to know, and you know.”
Upon its release, Between Two Evils peaked at No. 131 on the Billboard 200. But we have a feeling the album is suddenly popular again now.