There have been numerous fictional accounts romanticizing the relationships between famous women and their bodyguards. Those stories are based on a real thing – a number of royal women and celebrity women have fallen for their bodyguards or security guards, often to disastrous results. I always thought that Secret Service agents were above that. Like, the Secret Service is so difficult to get into and so heavily monitored, especially the agents protecting the First Family. So I’m a bit surprised that there are now stories about how Tiffany Trump and Vanessa Trump possibly got “too close” to Secret Service agents on their details. Who was spilling those details and how close did they get?

Tiffany and Vanessa Trump had eyebrow-raising relationships with the Secret Service agents protecting their family while Donald Trump was in the White House, a new book claims. The upcoming Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service, by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig, describes how former President Trump’s youngest daughter and Donald Trump Jr.’s now-ex-wife both became “inappropriately — and perhaps dangerously — close” to members of the security detail. (A spokeswoman for Tiffany denies this.)

The Guardian and The Washington Post obtained advanced copies of Leonnig’s book, which is scheduled to be published on May 18. According to The Guardian’s description, Leonnig cites Secret Service agents to report that Vanessa had “started dating one of the agents who had been assigned to her family.”

It’s not clear when that alleged relationship began. Vanessa filed for divorce from Don Jr., both 43, in March 2018. Sources at the time told PEOPLE that the couple had weathered reports of his affair with a Celebrity Apprentice contestant years earlier but that, while their union recovered as they subsequently had more children, the relationship was in trouble long before the split.

According to Leonnig’s book, Tiffany sparked her own connection with a Secret Service agent with whom she “began spending an unusual amount of time alone” after a breakup. Agency officials “became concerned at how close Tiffany appeared to be getting to the tall, dark and handsome agent,” Leonnig writes, according to The Guardian and the Post. The agent was reassigned, though both he and Tiffany said there was no inappropriate relationship. It is unclear when this episode unfolded during the Trump presidency.

Asked for comment about Leonnig’s book and her reporting on Tiffany and Vanessa, a Secret Service spokesperson said: “The U.S. Secret Service is aware of an upcoming book which re-hashes past challenges the agency overcame and evolved from. Now and throughout its 156 year history, the agency’s skilled workforce is dedicated to the successful execution of its critical protective and investigative missions.”

A spokeswoman for Tiffany told the Post her “experience with the Secret Service was entirely professional” and that claims otherwise were “nothing more than gossip.” (Tiffany and Vanessa did not respond to calls and texts from PEOPLE.) Tiffany has been dating Michael Boulos since 2019. The couple announced their engagement the day before President Trump left office in January.

[From People]

“… Which re-hashes past challenges the agency overcame and evolved from…” Sounds like the Secret Service is confirming that their agents got too close to their protectees? I also kind of dislike how they’re making this all about the women. Yes, Vanessa and Tiffany should have been more respectful of the professional situation and they should have kept their hands to themselves. But it sounds like Vanessa’s Secret Service agent was into it and Tiffany’s agent was… not. And he probably got asked for a reassignment. Poor Tiffany, lol. It also sounds like the Trump women were the only ones in recent history to not understand professional boundaries. Shocking!

PS… I bet Melania was trying to get close to some of her agents too, don’t you think?

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