As President and First Lady, Donald and Melania’s sordid love life is slowly being revealed to the public, the most recent of which comes courtesy of the always venerable Us Weekly, which reports a “family source” alleging that Melania “does not keep hidden from everyone around her how miserable she is.” This includes POTUS himself.
Melania is currently living 200 miles away from the White House in New York City’s Trump Tower while their son Barron finishes school for the year. Apparently, she’s refusing to share a bed with her husband on the rare occasion they find themselves in the same city.
Another insider cites the two never spend the night together, although a third source refutes that claim, insisting they sleep in the same room but in separate beds. “It’s very royal of them!” this mystery romantic tell the rag. Either way, their situation is kind of sad. Based on images of the two both on the campaign trail and during Trump’s inauguration, Melania seems to feel trapped in her heavily monitored and criticized relationship.
“Melania wants as little to do with Donald as possible,” a family source revealed. “She is not interested in Donald, the presidency, or anything involving him.” A rep for Melania obviously denied all these claims, telling Us, “It’s unfortunate that you are going to feature unnamed ‘sources’ that have provided fictional accounts.” Let me guess, more “fake news?”
Since becoming First Lady in January, Melania has been notably absent from her duties and has kept a limited schedule. After the inauguration, reports claim she closed herself off from the public and stayed in her Fifth Avenue triplex penthouse and didn’t see or visit her husband for 21 days. According to the mag, the few appearances Melania has made as First Lady were done so “begrudgingly.”
Many are drawing comparisons between Trump’s relationship with his wife and that of former President Barack Obama’s, the latter of which has been regarded as impressive with the couple’s showy signs of affection, even after 25 years of marriage and eight years in the White House. In fact, video evidence of these comparisons are all over the internet, most of which come from footage of Trump’s inauguration, where the two literally stood side by side. See the videos below for proof.
Obviously, Melania and Donald have a clear understanding that their relationship is, like most things regarding our president, more of a business transaction than anything else. The truth is just hidden behind false smiles and layers of bronzer. Their terms are simple: Trump earns the dough and adorns his wife in designer duds and diamonds, while Melania, often appearing flawless, stands by his side and says little.
Of course, this is all conjecture and tabloid rumors, which we don’t necessarily endorse. Nonetheless, we can’t help but believe that even in this divisive time, most Americans would agree on one indisputable fact: Melania never signed up for this.