Now that Trump is president, people are feeling some type of way. But it’s done so let’s accept and move on.
The new US First Lady Melania Trump is quite a beauty. She looks pretty shy too, but there’s a lot that the public doesn’t know about her. I did some research and dug out the following facts.
1. The Clintons attended her wedding.
Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the 350 guests when Melania and Donald tied the knot at the groom’s landmark Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Melania’s sister, Ines, was the maid of honour and Donald’s two sons, Donald Jr and Eric, served as best men. Like they say, politicians are only enemies in the public eye but in private, they are friends.
2. She is Trump’s third wife.
Melania started dating Donald Trump in 1998, married him in 2005 and gave birth to their son, Barron, the following year. Before Melania, Donald was married for a few years in the 1990s to Marla Maples, a television personality, former beauty queen and mother to their daughter Tiffany Trump. Before Marla, there was Ivana Trump.
3. She speaks five languages.
Which are Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German.
4. She didn’t grow up in the US.
Melania was raised away from the glamour of New York high society in a concrete tower block in then Yugoslavia. Now that her husband has become president, Melania is set to become the first First Lady to be born in a communist nation and only the second to be born abroad, after Louisa Adams, the English wife of the sixth president John Quincy, who served from 1825 to 1829.
5. Just like Trump, she comes from a rich family.
Her family was relatively well off when she was growing up. They would vacation in France, Italy, Germany and Austria and her father owned an antique Mercedes.
6. She is a former model.
It’s no surprise really that this Slovenian-born stunner was a model in her younger days, and actually started her modelling career at the tender age of 5! By 16, she was doing professional commercials and was a familiar face to many.
7. She is a great businesswoman too.
Melania Trump is far from just a pretty face, she is a whole lot more than just that. Having studied architecture and design at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, this girl clearly has a good head on her shoulders. She launched her own jewellery line on QVC in 2010 and made a tidy packet from that venture, among many others.
8. She is a dedicated mother.
As well as always looking stunning, and making plenty of money with her various business ventures, Melania is thought to be a dedicated mother to her 9-year-old son Barron, who she had with Donald. Her son has his own floor in the Trump penthouse in Manhattan. However, Melania insists that he be raised by her, and without the help of a nanny.
9. She met Donald Trump while he was dating another woman.
At the time Melania met Donald Trump, during a fashion week party back in 1998, he was actually dating another woman! This little-known fact was revealed by Melania during a Harper’s Bazaar interview in 2016, where the soon-to-be Mrs Trump spilled the proverbial beans: “He wanted my number, but he was with a date, so of course, I didn’t give it to him,” she said. Instead, she took his number(s) as he ended up giving her all of them.
10. She is active in charities.
Melania has her hands in several charity organisations, including The Bre@.$t Cancer Research Foundation, the Police Athletic League, and The American Red Cross.
11. She doesn’t always agree with her husband’s views.
The designer told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that she doesn’t always agree with her husband’s behaviour or positions: “I don’t agree with everything that he says, but you know, that is normal. I’m my own person, I tell him what I think, I’m standing very strong on the ground on my two feet and I’m my own person, and I think that’s very important in the relationship.
12. She always preferred not to go on the campaign trail.
“I’m choosing not to go political in public because that is my husband’s job. I’m very political in private life, and between me and my husband I know everything that is going on.” Melania once said.
13. Melania is not a “nagging wife.”
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Melania said that she is not a “nagging wife” and doesn’t. I guess that’s something that Donald Trump loves.
14. She’s barely older than her step-kids.
At age 45, Melania is a mere seven years older than Donald’s oldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., who is 38. Awkward, much? She’s not that far off in age from Trump’s other children, either; Eric, Ivanka, and Tiffany are ages 34, 32 and 22, respectively.
15. She has changed her name a couple of times.
She was born Melanija Knavs then she Germanized her name to Melania Knauss before settling on Melania Trump after he was married.