Monday 5 December 2016

10 things we've learned about Melania Trump

Published 28/04/2016 | 12:08

Melania and Donald Trump
Melania and Donald Trump
Donald and Melania Trump attend the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melania Knauss attends the private party hosted by Donald Trump's T Management for legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland at Ian Schrager's Hudson Sky Terrace September 17, 2003 in New York. (Photo By Steven Henry/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sits with his wife Melania Trump while appearing at an NBC Town Hall at the Today Show on April 21, 2016 in New York City. The GOP front runner appeared with his wife and family and took questions from audience members. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss at the Aida opening in New York City, NY on March 23, 2000 Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Businessman Donald Trump and Melania arrive at a gala to honor leaders in tourism sponsored by NYC & Company at the Museum of Modern Art December 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Donald Trump with his wife Melania: The leading Republican candidate has had a difficult week even by his own controversial standards. Photo: AP Photo
Melania Trump arrives for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Melania Trump,Barron Trump and Donald Trump attends Trump Invitational Grand Prix Mar-a-Lago Club at The Mar-a-Largo Club on January 4, 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Everyone knows Melania Trump – the Slovakian former supermodel married to Donald Trump, in line to potentially become the next US First Lady.

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Despite her extremely high profile, Melania has given only three interviews during her husband’s campaign and even suspended her social media accounts last year when he announced he would be campaigning for the Republican ticket.

What have we learned in these interviews with Us Weekly, GQ and Harper's Bazaar? The juiciest of tidbits at Melania's behind-closed-doors life with the most talked about man on the planet (right now).

1. She denies ever going under the knife.


"A lot of people say I am using all the procedures for my face. I didn’t do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body. I’m against Botox, I’m against injections; I think it’s damaging your face, damaging your nerves. It’s all me. I will age gracefully, as my mom does." (GQ)

2. She refuses to hire a nanny - but does have a PA, chef and housekeeper.


"I don't have a nanny. I have a chef, and I have my assistant, and that's it. I do it myself. You know, those hours with your child are really important ones, even if it's just the two of you, being quiet in the car together."

3. She refers to employees as "the help".


“Nobody controls me. I travel with my husband when I can. When I know that I can go, and I know that my son is okay alone for a few days with the help." (GQ)

4. She will never share her political views.


"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. I follow from A to Z. But I chose not to be on the campaign. I made that choice. I have my own mind. I am my own person, and I think my husband likes that about me." (Harper's Bazaar)

5. Wearing makeup is an obligation.


"At an age when her classmates were pimply, casual high schoolers, Melania was always perfectly made up, recalls Sedej. Foundation, mascara, blush, lip gloss, all in just the right, subtle amount. "Even in summertime, she was always perfect, every day'." (GQ)

6. She has a strong sense of faith.


"We have a strong faith in the family. We are Christian. I was baptized in Slovenia. Barron was baptized in the church where we got married." (GQ)

7. Her wedding dress cost $200k.


And took 550 hours to create.

8. She played hard to get when she first met Trump.


The pair met at a party, where they both arrived with separate dates. Trump sent his date to the bathroom and took the opportunity to approach Melania. "If I give him my number, I’m just one of the women he calls." She called him a week later.

9. Her son Barron wears suits everyday.


"He’s not a sweatpants child." (GQ)

10. She doesn’t text The Donald.


“My husband doesn’t text . . . It’s always phone calls. I like that because you hear the voice the old-fashioned way.” (Us Weekly)

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