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Eric Trump's wife, Lara Trump, now co-chairs the RNC. Here's a timeline of their relationship.

Eric Trump and Lara Trump applaud in front of American flags
Eric and Lara Trump.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  • Eric and Lara Trump got married in 2014, have two children, and live in Jupiter, Florida.

  • Lara left her TV producer job at Inside Edition to work for President Donald Trump's campaign.

  • She is now co-chair of the Republican National Committee.

With Eric Trump as a trusted advisor to his father's campaign and Lara Trump's ascent as the new cochair of the Republican National Committee, there's a new GOP power couple in town.

Here's a timeline of Eric and Lara Trump's relationship.

2008: Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska met while out with friends and began dating three months later.

Eric and Lara Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2008
Eric and Lara Trump in 2008.Davidoff Studios/Getty Images

When they met, Eric was working for the Trump Organization and Lara was a producer at Inside Edition.

Lara spotted Eric from across the room and was "immediately intrigued," she told Ainsley Earhardt in an interview on "Fox & Friends" in 2016.

2010: They adopted a beagle named Charlie.

Eric and Lara Trump pose with their dog
Eric and Lara Trump with their dog Charlie in 2013.Mike Coppola/Getty Images

"After about two years together, I finally convinced Eric, and it took a lot of convincing, and still to this day I think he'll tell you it was one of the best things that we've ever done," Lara said on "Fox & Friends."

2013: Eric proposed to Lara five years and two days after their first date.

Eric and Lara Trump in 2013
Lara and Eric Trump in 2013.Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Eric proposed at the Trump Seven Springs estate in Bedford, New York, with a diamond platinum ring from the now-defunct Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry collection.

2014: The couple wed at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

Eric and Lara Trump in 2014
Eric and Lara Trump in 2014.Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Donald Trump Jr. was the best man for his brother while Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, officiated the wedding, the New York Daily News reported. Their dog, Charlie, also served as the ring bearer.

Lara broke both of her wrists in a horseback riding accident a few weeks before the wedding, forcing her to wear casts on both arms.

"I had to get creative with a way to make casts look bridal," she told People magazine. "Fortunately, my wedding planner, Jennifer Zabinski, and my designer, Preston Bailey, came up with some fabulously bedazzled gloves to try and blend these casts."

June 2015: Eric and Lara joined the rest of the Trump family as Donald Trump announced his presidential run.

The Trump family at Donald Trump's campaign announcement
Donald Trump announces his candidacy for president in 2015.Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

Eric became an active member of his father's campaign, making regular appearances at events and talk shows while serving as an advisor and fundraiser.

August 2016: The couple adopted another beagle named Ben from a shelter in San Antonio, Texas.

Eric and Lara Trump with their dogs
Lara and Eric Trump with their dogs, Charlie and Ben.Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The Trumps fostered the dog before deciding to adopt, an outcome affectionately known as a "foster failure."

"It's official: we are foster failures!!!" Lara wrote on Instagram. "Ben & Charlie are now brothers forever. Welcome to your furever family, Ben! We love you so much!!! Thank you @rescuedogsrocknyc #AdoptDontShop."

July 2016: Eric mentioned Lara in his speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Eric Trump speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC)
Eric Trump speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention.Win McNamee/Getty Images

"I'm incredibly honored to be part of this journey on which he's invited me, Don, Ivanka, Tiffany, Melania, my beautiful wife Lara, our entire family, to play such an integral part," he said in his RNC speech. "Dad, you have once again taught us by example, you are my hero, you are my best friend, you are the next president of the United States."

October 2016: Lara took a two-month hiatus from her job at Inside Edition to join her husband in supporting Trump's campaign.

Lara Trump and Eric Trump on their phones at a campaign event before the 2016 election
Lara and Eric Trump at a campaign rally in 2016.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Lara made campaign stops speaking to women voters, traveling with Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson and "The Apprentice" alum Omarosa Manigault Newman in order to focus on "minority communities and people who might not traditionally think Donald Trump is their candidate," Lara told Star News Online.

"I wasn't going to have the time to adequately dedicate to this," Lara told the North Carolina newspaper Port City Daily in 2016 of her decision to take time off work. "When they're reporting on your family on the show you work for, it's a little challenging. We managed to keep everything pretty even-keeled for the duration of this whole thing, but certainly it's nice to not have to worry about that from day-to-day."

January 2017: Eric and Lara attended Trump's inauguration and danced together at the Freedom Ball.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner dance in the foreground and Eric and Lara Trump dance in the background at an inaugural ball
Eric and Lara Trump (left) dance along with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

They were joined onstage by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

March 2017: Lara was officially hired as a senior consultant for the Trump reelection campaign.

Lara Trump speaks at a Trump rally
Lara Trump speaks at a campaign rally.Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Trump campaign's digital vendor, Giles-Parscale, hired Lara as a liaison to the campaign.

Giles-Parscale president Brad Parscale told AP that Lara is an "incredibly talented person with the right experience for us."

In 2017, she also started producing and hosting the weekly "Real News Update," which gave updates on the Trump presidency on Facebook.

March 2017: That same month, Eric and Lara announced they were expecting their first child, a boy.

Eric and Lara Trump, who is pregnant, walk to Marine One on the White House lawn
Eric and Lara Trump in 2017.Win McNamee/Getty Images

"Eric's going to be an amazing dad," Lara told People magazine. "The nieces and nephews love hanging with him. He's the cool uncle. He's watched 'Frozen' many times."

September 2017: Eric and Lara welcomed their son, Eric "Luke" Trump.

Lara Trump holds son Luke at a Trump gold club event
Lara Trump holds her son, Luke, in 2018.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Eric announced the news on X, formerly known as Twitter, along with a photo of the new baby.

August 2019: Lara gave birth to the couple's second child, Carolina Dorothy Trump.

Lara Trump gestures at her pregnant belly during a Women For Trump event in 2019
Lara Trump in 2019.Matt Rourke/AP

".@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world," Eric wrote on X. "We love you already!"

August 2020: Lara spoke about her husband's family in an address at the Republican National Convention, calling them "warm and caring."

Lara Trump speaks at the 2020 RNC
Lara Trump in 2020.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

"Never in a million years did I think that I would be on this stage tonight, and I certainly never thought that I'd end up with the last name Trump," she said in her RNC speech.

She continued: "My seventh-grade English teacher, Mrs. Bee, used to tell us, 'Believe none of what you hear, half of what you read, and only what you're there to witness firsthand.' The meaning of those words never fully weighed on me until I met my husband and the Trump family. Any preconceived notion I had of this family disappeared immediately. They were warm and caring. They were hard workers and they were down to earth. They reminded me of my own family. They made me feel like I was home."

January 2021: They skipped President Joe Biden's inauguration, flying with Trump to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, instead.

Eric and Lara Trump at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on the day of Biden's inauguration.
Lara and Eric Trump in 2021.ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump did not attend Biden's inauguration, breaking a long-standing norm in US democracy.

March 2021: Eric and Lara bought a $3.2 million estate in Jupiter, Florida, inside the Trump National Golf Club gated community.

The entrance sign to Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida
Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, as well as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, have also purchased properties in Florida since Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago after the 2020 election.

Eric and Lara's five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property features two primary bedrooms, a safe room, and a backyard with a pool, kitchen, and a full cabana bath.

April 2021: They returned to New York City to visit Trump Tower and the offices of Fox News, where Lara began working as a contributor.

Eric and Lara Trump at Trump Tower in 2017
Lara and Eric Trump at Trump Tower in 2017.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

On a March 2021 episode of "Fox & Friends" announcing her new position, Lara said she's long felt like part of the Fox team because she's appeared on the network so frequently over the last several years.

"I'm so excited, first of all, to be joining the Fox family," she said. "I sort of feel like I've been an unofficial member of the team for so long. You guys know, it was kind of a joke over the past five years, I would come there so often that the security guards were like, 'Maybe we should just give you a key.'"

Eric accompanied Lara to the Fox News offices during their New York visit. He remains a frequent contributor to the network himself.

November 2021: They wished each other a happy seven-year anniversary on Instagram.

Eric Trump and Lara Trump in Maine
Lara and Eric Trump in Maine.Brianna Soukup/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

"Not only was this day the beginning of an amazing life together, two years later (and tens of thousands of hours worked and miles traveled on the campaign trail for both of us), November 8th, 2016 would come to represent one of the greatest political victories in US history," Eric captioned a carousel of photos on Instagram. "I am incredibly proud of the family we have created, the way we have both developed and all that we have accomplished and stood for in these incredible 7 years. Thank you for being an incredible Wife, Mother and Friend."

Lara paid tribute to Eric with an Instagram post of her own.

"Seven years, 2 kids, 2 Presidential campaigns, 1 additional dog, 2 broken wrists, 1 broken collarbone, 1 major move and we're just getting started..." she wrote. "Happy Anniversary to my partner in it all, @erictrump."

November 2022: Eric and Lara attended Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign launch at Mar-a-Lago.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and Lara Trump at Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement
From left to right: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and Lara Trump attend Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement in 2022.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Ivanka Trump did not attend the campaign event, saying in a statement that she did not plan to be involved in politics moving forward. Tiffany Trump also skipped the launch.

December 2022: Fox News ended Lara's employment due to her involvement in her father-in-law's campaign.

Lara Trump
Lara Trump attends a Fox News event in 2022.Omar Vega/Getty Images

Company policy does not allow those running for office or working for active political campaigns to be employed by Fox News. However, she can still make unpaid appearances on the network.

"We appreciate Lara's valuable contributions across FOX News Media programming," a Fox News representative told Business Insider's Joshua Zitser in a statement.

February 2024: Lara was voted cochair of the Republican National Committee after receiving Donald Trump's endorsement.

Lara Trump speaks at an RNC meeting in 2024
Lara Trump speaks at the Republican National Committee spring meeting in 2024.CECILE CLOCHERET/AFP via Getty Images

In a statement, Donald Trump endorsed Lara's bid for RNC cochair, calling her "an extremely talented communicator" who is "dedicated to all that MAGA stands for." He also endorsed North Carolina GOP chair Michael Whatley.

Both Lara and Whatley were formally elected as cochairs of the RNC in February, cementing the former president's hold over the party.

"Truly humbled and honored to serve our party alongside @WhatleyNCGOP - now it's time to work, time to fight and time to win BIG LEAGUE this November!" Lara wrote on X.

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