Melania Trump ‘can be aloof… because she simply wants to be left alone’

On Easter Sunday, Melania Trump was seen at Mar-a-Lago with her recently-arrested husband. That’s nothing notable – from what I gather about the Trumps’ marital arrangements, they live separate lives most days and only see each other for dinner, then they go their separate ways again. Still, Easter was one of the first times people saw Melania and Donald together after his arrest, but according to People’s sources, it won’t become a regular thing:

In the wake of Donald Trump’s arraignment over an alleged hush money payment he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016, Melania Trump wants to remain out of the spotlight, sources tell PEOPLE. That means that while her husband continues to host rallies and speaking engagements as part of his 2024 presidential campaign, Melania doesn’t have plans to get involved.

“Melania is not now or hasn’t recently taken part in her husband’s political events,” a source tells PEOPLE. “It is not comfortable for her.” The source adds that Melania has her own life at the couple’s Palm Beach, Florida, home at Mar-a-Lago and likes to be left to herself, even as chaos and drama surrounds the former first couple.

“Melania can be aloof and not particularly friendly because she simply wants to be left alone,” the source says.

In his first speech after his arraignment last Tuesday, the former president thanked his family for supporting him amid his legal battle — though he left out any mention of his wife. Melania, for one, doesn’t seem to mind going unmentioned.

“At this stage of her life she does not want to be in the spotlight,” a source tells PEOPLE. And while Melania reportedly has feelings about her husband’s role in the alleged hush-money payment, she is focusing instead on her son, Barron. Melania does what is expected and wants Barron to have as much protection around him as possible,” the source says.

The source continues: “Melania’s normally quiet and in the background manner has served her well in the series of scandals plaguing her husband. I assume this will continue.”

[From People]

I believe this is generally their arrangement – I remember when Melania simply refused to move into the White House for months in 2017. She always seizes every opportunity to NOT show up for her trash husband, and after all of the drama of the past six years, she’s opting out. Now, Page Six’s sources claimed something else entirely – that Melania’s Easter appearance was the start of a new era.

After Melania Trump was seen for the first time since hubby Donald’s indictment and arrest, sources tell Page Six she has agreed to be a fixture in his campaign. One source said her public message and appearance with Donald, 76, on Sunday came after her husband urged her to be by his side.

“He told her, ‘I really need you for this because we are going to be campaigning,’” a source said. “They had a major talk over the weekend, and she has … agreed to be on board.”

On Easter, the duo was seen together at the resort having Easter brunch behind a velvet rope. They even got a standing ovation when they entered the room. An insider told us of the holiday meal: “She wanted just to be alone with him; that was her request. The fact it was the two of them alone was a big statement. This was a statement [saying], ‘We are together, I stand by my husband.’”

The source said of the velvet rope: “It was two of them and they had roped off the table. I think she wanted to show support, but didn’t want to have to talk about any of this s–t.”

Another source told us of the couple after Melania’s recent public absence, “The Donald’s family and Melania are closer than ever. She’s happy at his new emphasis on family, and family life. She has asked him to be there for Barron, and he has been, and she in turn has told him she’ll support him.”

[From Page Six]

I also think this is true: “She has asked him to be there for Barron, and he has been, and she in turn has told him she’ll support him.” For Melania, everything is transactional, as it was when it came to moving into the White House. Melania used the fact that her husband needed her around for the optics, so she reportedly negotiated a more favorable prenup (or post-nup). I would assume the same thing here – Melania is negotiating her fee schedule for making appearances alongside her husband. Not just financially, but she wants more favorable terms for Barron and probably her parents too.

LMAO at this:

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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16 Responses to “Melania Trump ‘can be aloof… because she simply wants to be left alone’”

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  1. Sharrrrrron says:

    Honestly, the heading alone made me warm to her more than I ever thought possible. Same, Melania. Same.

  2. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    Has she had a few more face lifts? She seems to be turning into Joker.

    Other than that, good for her to try to get a better deal for their son, since Trump is all about Ivanka and Don Jr. I wonder if he even knows what Barron looks like. And that’s all I can say that is positive.

  3. SarahCS says:

    The header photo is quite something, the colour has been turned down so far to counter their orange skin that poor Barron is grey.

  4. Blue Nails Betty says:

    I would love to see Melania’s tax returns. In addition to negotiating a pre/post nup and the amount he leaves her and Barron in his will, I’d bet she is also receiving increased scheduled payments.

    Melania is all about money and she is not doing one damn thing for him unless she is financially compensated for it.

  5. Seraphina says:

    What ever this woman has been through to get to where she is, she must just be sick of people in general and wants to be left alone.
    I’ve read a number of articles this week about how she only cares about her son and parents. Personally, she seems a bit over the top on how controlling she is of baron, but considering how his half siblings turned out I don’t blame her.
    Lastly, Melania doesn’t give a flying fig about anyone outside her parents and son. She wore a jacket telling us that. Believe it.

  6. JanetDR says:

    That header photo is giving me the creeps!

  7. HeyKay says:

    I say Mel is living in denial. Heavy, heavy denial.

  8. girl_ninja says:

    She reminds me of Waity Katy, except she’s a great dresser and works just a tad harder. But they are both racist married to rage monsters who have tried to destroy certain members of their respective families.

  9. Frippery says:

    Melania never wanted to be first lady and absolutely never signed up for or was consulted about that ish, or the fact that it *continues*. She does not care about the great American awakening or the culture wars or the moral movement or any of it. She got married for financial security, to better secure her place and her family’s place in the country and for status. Then she basically wanted to raise her son, shop and have lunches. I don’t begrudge her any of that.

    • molly says:

      She deserves all the misery in her life, but yeah, she definitely signed up for a very, very different gig as the third Mrs. Trump.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I don’t really care what she wants, do you?

    • The Recluse says:

      So long as she and her anchor baby and visa gifted parents stay off the public radar. They’re all grifters and she should be careful about someone looking into her scams.

  11. theotherviv says:

    I really think that she enjoyed major parts of being FLOTUS. She did only what she felt like doing, the bare minimum with emphasis on looking good. She took her sweet time moving into the WH because she may have not thought he would really win, so she wasn’t prepared. She prepped and packed and shopped and reorganized life at her own pace and only hurried up when she saw Ivanka was playing First Lady. I think she would prefer not to be First Lady again but would do it again and would do even less if possible.

  12. JB says:

    Melania, a big part of this country just wants your demented husband to leave us alone!

  13. Robert Phillips says:

    Has anyone else thought that maybe she’s laying low because she knows if Trump is convicted people might start looking into her and her parents immegration. You know she lied saying she had all those degrees and things. And that she wasn’t a real model ever. I’m sure if someone really looked at them she could be deported. And she’s smarter than Donald. If he wouldn’t have run he still would be in New York pretending to be in real estate.

  14. Gelya says:

    I don’t blame her for this. She is securing Barron’s future. She knew she was a trophy wife and she sets the rules. You can also see she is keeping Barron arms length from his Dad. The top picture you can see it. I know he is an insolent teenager now. You can just see he has no interest in his Father.

    I am aloof too because I want to be left alone. Nothing wrong with that.