Wife of White House social media director Dan Scavino files for divorce

The wife of White House social media director Dan Scavino has filed for divorce, according to HuffPost.

Jennifer Scavino filed for divorce in January in Dutchess County, N.Y., according to court documents and records obtained by the news outlet. 

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Dan Scavino is listed as the defendant, while Jennifer Scavino is listed as the plaintiff. 

The couple has been married since 2000 and have two children, according to the news outlet. 

Scavino played a major role in President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE's 2016 campaign and is one of his closest aides. 

He has also withstood a series of staff shake-ups at the White House. 

The social media director, for the most part, has avoided being in the headlines.

However, he was the subject of backlash in 2016 after he posted an image of former presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE in front of what appeared to be a Star of David, with the caption “most corrupt candidate ever!”

Scavino responded to the backlash in a tweet, invoking his wife's Jewish heritage. 

 

 

Savino is not the only figure in Trump's inner orbit getting a divorce.

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpJuan Williams: Putin wins as GOP spins Trump Jr. mocks the 'resistance' over 'baby blimp' in London Mueller: Russian officers launched leaks website in June 2016 MORE's wife, Vanessa Trump, filed for divorce from the president's eldest son on Thursday.