Melania Trump has always kept a low profile. But she’s been virtually invisible since leaving Washington, D.C. one year ago. Now, People reports that she and her husband, ex-president Donald Trump, are more or less strangers inhabiting the same golf resort in Florida.
According to magazine, the former first couple, who celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary over the weekend, have been spending less and less time with one another since last January.
They’re still living together at Mar-a-Lago, but they “mostly do their own thing,” a source tells People, adding that Melania is focused primarily on “her own interests away from the spotlight.”
Interests, it seems, that don’t involve her husband either.
While he spends his time golfing, she hangs out at the spa or concentrates on her “business and philanthropic interests,” like auctioning off the hat she wore when the French first family visited the White House in 2018.
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One year after leaving D.C., their relationship is being described by the magazine as “livable” but they are clearly “different personalities at different stages of their lives.”
“She makes an appearance with Donald for certain dinners, but spends much of her time with her own family,” the source elaborates.
That sounds… kinda depressing actually.
People adds that the ex-FLOTUS keeps “largely to herself in the seclusion of the private club” and that her “inner circle consists mainly of her sister and her parents.”
“She knows what Donald wants from her, but the rest of her life is dictated by her own interests,” a source explains. “Each has come to respect what the other wants and needs.”
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This latest report about the alleged distance between the two spouses comes months after author Michael Wolff claimed in his book “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency” that Melania didn’t actually live in the White House during her time as First Lady.
“For four years in the White House, it was never quite clear how much time she was spending at the White House or in a house in Maryland where she had settled her parents,” Wolff wrote. “Aides were careful not to closely inquire or openly wonder.”
Though it was never actually confirmed, rumors that Melania was residing with her parents in Potomac, Maryland swirled throughout her husband’s failed one-term presidency.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
Well, when you make a deal with the devil, he will come back to collect
Ditto they are scummy sticky creepy humans. how long do you think she will stay, his prenups are shut up, and here are the crumbs!
Trump is not the devil, just Satan’s minion. Either way he’s damned.
Yes.. so well said.. And the mistakes we many times make are for preceived money, fame or ego.. Too bad.. But she gets what she deserves..
This shatters my impression that they were a couple who had married for love and who have never grown tired of one another’s little idiosyncrasies; a kind of George H.W. and Barbara Bush, but just different.
(For certain potential repliers: this comment is intended as sarcasm (tongue in cheek)).
Thank you for giving me an excuse to go watch the episode of The Simpsons where the Bushes move across the street.
She must have a 20 years contract and when it’s up she’s out of there with a bundle. If he has any money left.
it was widely reported that she was renegotiating her “contract” during that year she refused to move to DC
Even if she’s negotiated a tidy sum on his passing, he will screw her from the grave. His millions are mostly illusory, his debts are greater than most mid-sized nations and most of his assets – the buildings, the golf courses, the businesses – are compromised in some way, so they’re not worth anything near what they should be. When he goes there’ll be a massive reckoning, and all that will be left will be debts that can’t be covered by the sale of his assets.
Living in seclusion at Mar-a-Lago sounds pretty effin’ fabulous to me.
What is the obsession with her? They’re gone, concentrate on something that matters.
And yet… here you are.
Sweetie, you coming in here under all of your different screenames and crying every time there is a story on the Trumps is not just predictable, it’s boring.
But the fact that it enrages the right wing trolls so much seems to indicate Queerty should do more of these stories.
She is just counting the days until he drops dead
She’ll never divorce him, well unless perhaps he goes to jail.
May she live in long life in misery. May he live a shorter one in prison.
She actually gave this guy head on a regular basis.
No sympathy there.
She is sticking around to ensure that Barron gets the same cut as the older siblings. It’s why she delayed moving to DC.
She’s not going anywhere until the lawyers tell her that assets have been transferred or all contracts done and dusted.
Nothing has changed. Melanie has been living her own life well before the election.
Remember she is there to be eye candy and does her duty when Donald requires it.
It’s the deal she made 17 years ago.
Media has tried to excuse Melania and Ivanka since the beginning through some weird sort of messed up reverse sexism.
Ivanka is her father with a vagina, and Melania is complicit in everything that happened.
Regarding how depressing it is to be alone in a an ostentatiously gilded cage….in those immortal words, “I really don’t care; do you?”
Whatever good stuff Melania may have in a pre-nup, remember that Trump is still paying for her sister ($2 million Trump owned apartment in NYC) and her parents (multimillion dollar home in expensive Potomac, MD). None of the family members have any other visible means of support other than Slovenian Social Security checks.
“Birther Queen periodically emerges from her hell hole” should have been the headline!
I don’t really care, do you?
Melaria is waiting for her pre-nup so when they divorce she will walk away with millions. I can just imagine that she set that up in return for letting him grab her!
It’s all good, she’s just being put back into storage until she’s needed again for the next election.
I’m not hanging up streamers for her pity party. She did this to herself.
Actually, she doesn’t sound lonely, depressing or isolated. She’s living in Florida in a really big house and she can see her parents, sister and the son she adores whenever she wants. She has money to spend and spas to go to. And, apparently, she doesn’t have to even touch that awful person she married. What’s depressing about that? The woman is past 50 and looking rough. There’s nothing else out there for her. She’s making the best of the situation she’s in.
it must be a nice feeling to go to bed at night and know that the world hates you.