Donald and Melania Trump: Behind the scenes of their cold and distant marriage
Do Donald Trump and Melania Trump love each other? It’s hard to say. A lengthy study by the American edition of Vanity Fair seems to suggest otherwise.
It all started well: Melania Knavs, a budding model living in New York City, caught the attention of Donald Trump during a party at the Kit Kat Club in Times Square. Even if an escort arrives, the businessman takes advantage of his friend’s absence to approach Melania one evening. He asks for her number, finally gets hers.
They begin dating when Melania reassures her friends that money isn’t what attracts her: she thinks Donald is a “real man.” They get married seven years later. “He’s not kidding, he just talks when asked. He’s very nice,” Lisa Bytner, head of public relations at Trump Model Management, told Vanity Fair.
35 years, “woman’s expiration date,” according to Trump
In this long research by Eugenia Peretz from Vanity Fair USA, we learn how their relationship is deteriorating. It seems that it was the pregnancy of Melania Trump that changed everything. She was 35 at the time, which according to Donald Trump is “a woman’s expiration date.”
“A guest staying at one of Trump’s homes at the end of Melania’s pregnancy remembers being told by Donald that he accepted this baby on the condition that Melania return to her old body,” the investigation said. “He promised that everything would be back to normal,” this source continues. “‘How do you feel?’ There were no doors, there were no doors to prevent it from falling. You just ‘wanted’. Frankly, this version of the facts is categorically rejected by the Trumps.
Forced to face derogatory comments about her physique (Trump, for example, explained to Howard Stern that he would have stayed with her if his wife had been in a serious car accident but had her breasts intact), yet Melania Trump is “fully aware of the man she married”. Having been accused of sexual assault while already married by many women (including journalist Natasha Stoynoff), Melania Trump would have only one philosophy: “Live and let live,” she tells her friend Lisa Bytner at Vanity Fair.
Tense relationship with Ivanka Trump
But Melania Trump explodes when a 2005 video of Donald Trump making sexist and derogatory remarks about women is released. She would consider breaking up with him. Especially because she “never wanted and had no interest” in having her husband run the office of American president.
This probably explains – very notable – that the president doesn’t invest in activities that are usually reserved for his wives. “A First Lady usually comes in with partnerships, an American source explains monthly. You come as a team. Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has therefore almost had to reposition herself to take over Melania’s unwanted place. Inevitably, the two women “The two fashion and media sources say they observed a standoff between them,” Vanity Fair said.