Fox News will no longer pay Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, for her political commentary on the network

"We appreciate Lara's valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming," a network spokesperson said in a statement released to a number of media outlets on Sunday.

Lara Trump has been a paid contributor for Fox News since 2021, appearing regularly on the network's slate of daytime and prime-time programming. Often in defense of her father-in-law, Lara Trump offered an analysis that frequently criticized Democrats and promoted the general Trump ethos.

In recent months, several of the Murdoch-owned media outlets that supported the Trump campaign and presidency — Fox News, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal — have soured on the former president. The outlets have even gone so far as to openly favor presumed Trump opponent Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

Fox doesn't employ active candidates or those close to campaigns, reports the Washington Post. While the policy typically applies to contributors who begin their own political campaigns, the network seems to be invoking the policy on the former president's relatives as well.

There was a time when Lara Trump considered a Senate run in her home state of North Carolina, but the wife of Eric Trump ultimately decided against it. Lara Trump is not currently employed on the Trump 2024 campaign in any official capacity, despite serving as a campaign adviser for the 2020 run.

The schism between Fox's editorial direction and the relationship Lara Trump has with her father-in-law seemingly became too large to ignore in November, when during an appearance on Stuart Varney's show Lara Trump was put in a difficult position.

Appearing shortly after the former president announced his 2024 campaign, Lara Trump was told by Varney that her father-in-law simply didn't have the "old magic" anymore.

"I'm sure you're very supportive of your father-in-law, but to those of us on the outside looking at it, it didn't seem as though he's got the old magic, you know what I mean," said Varney.

Lara Trump appears on Fox News to defend her father-in-law's campaign announcement speech.

Lara Trump responded with disagreement as the host continued to pick apart the former president's announcement speech, eventually concluding that Donald Trump would: "Go into the primaries, and he will win the debates, he'll steamroll over his opponents, but when it comes to the election, 2024, he can't win, he won't win."

Lara Trump disagreed, reiterating the Trump message that Americans once again yearn for a renewed Trump presidency.