American businessman, television personality, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election Donald Trump’s wife is Melania Trump. He is chairman of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests. Honestly speaking this introduction was just a formality. Hell, we all know who Donald Trump is, unless you’ve been living under a rock. In this post we will get to know more about his beautiful wife Melania Trump.
Melania Trump was born as Melania Knavs in April 26, 1970 in Slovenia, which was then a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Her father, Viktor Knavs was a member of Slovenian Communist Party, and her mother, Amalija was from a small village named Raka. She also has a half-brother from her father’s previous relationship, whom she has never met. Growing up in a modest apartment in Slovenia’s Lower Valley, Melania would have never thought that one day her paths will cross with Donald Trump, and she will be this close to becoming the first lady of the White House. We don’t know what you guys think, but in our opinion this is what a typical Hollywood RomCom is made of.
Melania holds a degree in Architecture and Design from the University of Ljubljana. She can speak five languages – Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German. We know it’s hard to believe that this lady is not just a dolled up beauty without brains. She chose her own path for her career and began modelling at the age of 16. She won the runner-up position in the 1992 Jana Magazine “Look of the Year”contest which opened the path for international modelling for her.
Her life brought her to New York City in 1996 with the help of Italian businessman Paolo Zampolli. She has worked with many talented photographers like Helmut Newton, Patrick Dematchelier, and Mario Testino. This charismatic lady has also appeared on the cover of many popular magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Ocean Drive, New York Magazine, Allure, and Vogue. She has also been featured as a bikini model in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Donald and Melanie first met in a Fashion Week party in New York City in 1996. Trump was married at that time, but was living separated from his then wife Marla Maples. Melanie remembers meeting Trump for the first time. She says he asked for her number and she refused. Instead she said, “You give me yours and I will call you”. Trump in his always haute style gave her all his numbers, office, Mar-a-Lago, home in NY, everything!
They took their relationship slowly and in 1999, after the The Howard Stern Show, their relation came in light. After knowing each other for almost a decade, they decided to get married in 2005. Trump says about this time period, “We literally never had an argument, for get about the word fight. We are just very compatible. We get along.”
Their wedding was no doubt a grand affair. It was attended by many celebrities like Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Rudy Giuliani, Heidi Klum, Star Jones, P. Diddy, Shaquille O’Neal, Barbara Walters, Simon Cowell, and Kelly Ripa. Then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and former president Bill Clinton also attended the wedding. Melanie wore a $200,000 dress made by John Galliano of the house of Christian Dior, handmade by artists which took more than 500 hours.
Melania gave birth to a baby boy in 2006, whom the couple named Barron William Trump. Sources say that Donald suggested his first name and Melania his middle name. Melania lovingly calls him a Mini-Donald. It can’t get cuter than this! Barron William loves playing golf with his dad.
Since Donald Trump has started running the presidential campaign, Melania has been seen supporting her husband like a rock. She says that she trusts her husband and knows that Trump wishes the best for America and its people. On being asked what would she want to do if Trump becomes president, she says, “I would be very traditional. Like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy. I would support him.”
Unfortunately she has been targeted by the anti-Trump PAC who publicized her nude photo which was published in 2000 as part of a British GD magazine shoot. But Melania, like a strong woman seems unaffected by such cheap attacks.
Some people even went on to say that how can she support her husband’s hate for immigrants and his viewpoints on the immigration policies, when she is an immigrant herself. To this she said that she has always followed the law and never intended to stay on US soil without papers. She supports Trump and says Donald is not against immigrants, but ‘illegal immigrants’. Smart lady, we must say!
But there’s one thing, Melania never shies away from giving any political advice to Donald if she finds the need to do so. She told, “I don’t agree with everything he says. I’m my own person, I tell him what I think,” further added, “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“. Actually, at this point we are slowly starting to fall in love with the sensibility of this lady.
Recently she was also in the news for her first speech she gave at the opening night of the Republican National Convention, which was said to be plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. There were parts of the speech which had quite a resemblance with the former. Later Melania clarified that she talked to the campaign speechwriters and told her thoughts, where she was genuinely inspired by some viewpoints of Michelle. The writes took it in a confused way and included some parts of the speech as it is.
Melania is now seen by Donald Trump’s side in every campaign. Some believe that even her outfits, dresses, and body language is also very well put. She has started to wear more white, a color that makes an impression in both bright and dull lights. She is even sometimes seen carrying purse with stars on it along with patriotic colors. This adoption is believed to impart subliminal messages to the viewers. True or not, we think that Melania sports the look quite awesomely.
We would love to know your opinion, if Melania is going to be the first lady or not. Do let us know in the comments section!