“Melania is counting down until Donald Trump leaves office so he can get a divorce,” former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman told the British newspaper ‘Daily Mail’. “If I tried to carry on the extreme humiliation of leaving while training, I would end up being punished “, He added.
Remember that when she moved to the White House in 2017, the 50-year-old US First Lady decided to change the terms of the prenup she signed before the wedding, thus raising the bar. millions to receive. In return, she will be barred from publishing a book or giving interviews about her relationship with Trump, 74, just like Marla Maples, the second wife of the 45th American president.
Aware that Donald Trump’s election would expose her to “constant humiliation,” the old model took months to leave New York to join her husband in the White House, until the agreed divorce settlement was reached.. Melania also secured the future of her 14-year-old son Barron, ensuring that he would be placed on an equal footing with his siblings regarding his father’s inheritance.
LUCK AT RISK
In the short term, however, Trump could be forced to pay Melania almost 42 million euros, a much higher amount than what he paid with the other two former women, Marla Maples (from 1993 to 1999) and Ivana Trump (from 1977 ). to 1992). Both signed prenuptial agreements, but while Marla only received € 1.7 million, Ivana managed to keep 11.8 million, as well as a mansion in Connecticut and an apartment in the Trump Plaza building in New York.
Although 42 million euros is a lot, some experts believe that it will not be enough for Melania to keep the luxuries she is used to. “This amount is not enough to continue to maintain his lifestyle in New York. The best thing would be to give up some advantages and invest some of the fortune,” explains Jacqueline Newman, divorce attorney at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd.
However, there are those who believe that once out of the White House, Trump will be at the mercy of finance. It is that, despite having an estimated fortune of around 2.6 billion euros – he is the 715th richest in the world according to ‘Forbes’ – he paid just over 630 euros in taxes in 2016, the year in which he was elected president, and a similar figure the following year.
IN SEPARATE BEDS
Since Donald Trump took over the presidency, there are rumors that his marriage to Melania was experiencing various problems. Indeed, the lack of complicity between them was visible in several public engagements, in which the former model refused to help her husband.
A source close to the couple also told US Weekly that the two sleep in separate rooms. Even before moving to the White House, Melania and Donald no longer shared the same bed. “She doesn’t hide it from anyone who feels unhappy,” a friend of the former model told the magazine. “In both Washington and New York, they never spend the night together. They each sleep in their own suite,” he said.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss met in 1998 at a party in Manhattan. The real estate tycoon was separating from the woman and did not hesitate to ask the Slovenian for the telephone number. At first, Melania rejected the millionaire’s advances, partly because he was well accompanied that night, but quickly succumbed to his advances. The following year, they became a couple, eventually getting married in 2005. From the relationship was born Barron, 14, who came to join Trump’s four other children.