Get To Know Your New First Lady: Melania Trump

Who Is She?

Who Is She?

If you didn't know who Melania Trump really was before it became apparent that "The Donald" would be the next leader of the free world, then perhaps it could be time to learn a bit about the new FLOTUS.

So, to make that a bit easier so you can go back to being shocked about the whole thing like everybody else seems to be, we;ve made it a bit easier for you by piling all the juicy facts together here for you....

She Grew Up In Communist Yugoslavia

She Grew Up In Communist Yugoslavia

We don't want to say too much in regards to Trump's stance on immigration or anything, however, his wife is an immigrant. Just sayin'....

Melania was born and raised in communist Yugoslavia, and happens to speak five languages! For the record, they are Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German.

Her husband has his issues with one language; "I know words. I have the best words..."



She Wants You To Be Nicer To People

She Wants You To Be Nicer To People

Melania didn't say or do a lot in the lead up to the election, but in a rare interview, when she was asked what her deal would be as the First Lady, what she said was actually pretty cool.

She said that she thinks the online world of social media is "too mean and too tough" and suggested people should be nicer to each other online, without judging too much on looks, etc.

It must be noted, however, as a CNN report pointed out, Melania "didn't make any mention of the Twitter activities of her husband, Donald Trump, who has relentlessly attacked his political foes, journalists, critics and other entertainers for years with demeaning comments based on their appearances and intelligence".

She Has A Secret Half-Brother

She Has A Secret Half-Brother

As a GQ reporter managed to uncover not long ago, Melania has a secret half-brother. Her father, Victor Knav, fathered a son before he met Melania's mom.

Although Knav was forced to pay child support following a court battle which proved he was Denis Cigelnjak's father, he has refused to acknowledge the now 50-year-old as his son.



She Was A Model

She Was A Model

Yep, we all know this already but we can hardly leave it out. There are many who see the current state of affairs where a larger-than-life reality show star becoming POTUS, entering the White House with a former model as his FLOTUS, as the next step towards the comedy film Idiocracy becoming prophecy.

It sounds crazy, but hey, if this can happen...

The Only FLOTUS To Have Posed Nude

The Only FLOTUS To Have Posed Nude

If there is only one thing that someone with a casual interest in politics might have, it's that Melania Trump posed for a French men's magazine about three years before she met The Donald - nude.

This, of course, makes her the only First Lady who has ever posed nude anywhere beyond her bedroom walls.



She's Not That Popular

She's Not That Popular

Despite the aforementioned, and that (let's be honest) our society tends to favor those who are genetically blessed, Melania is not a popular First Lady. In fact, prior to the election, polls showed that she was the least popular potential FLOTUS since ....Hillary Clinton!

She Supports Donald's Stance On Immigration

She Supports Donald's Stance On Immigration

Well, we weren't going to mention it but it has to happen, really.

She does have the right to be in the country and so, she points to the fact that she follows the law, has the right papers, and so has every right to be in the United States, despite being born and raised elsewhere.

She is right, she does have every right to stay in America. It just seems that her husband is so hard lined when it comes to immigration at times, that you get the feeling she might disagree with him at some point.



She Wants Donald To Be More Presidential

She Wants Donald To Be More Presidential

In the past, during the lead-up to her husband becoming the new President of the United States (man, that's going to take some getting used to), it was conceded that she wished her husband would act a little more Presidential.

During an Arizona rally, Trump told the crowd that both his wife and his daughter shared this wish.

"My wife and my daughter said to me, "Act Presidential. Act Presidential," he said.

 

She Says What She Thinks

She Says What She Thinks

Melania told CNN that she doesn't always agree with her husband and gives her opinions on some matters.

"I give him my opinions, many, many times," she said.

"I don't agree with everything that he says but, you know, that is normal," she continued. "I'm my own person, I tell him what I think. 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."



Her Child Is

Her Child Is

Can you imagine what it would be like to be Donald and Melania's kid?! Ten-year-old Barron can.

"He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy," she told Parenting.com of her son. "He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants. Sometimes I call him 'Little Donald'. He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him Little Donald".

She also said during a 2011 interview that "He fired nannies, fired housekeepers," like his famous father on his former reality show. But that Barron quickly rehired them.

She Is Trump's 3rd Wife

She Is Trump's 3rd Wife

They were married in 2005, and had a son the next year.

Prior to Trump's marriage to Melania Knavs, he was hitched briefly to TV personality/model Marla Maples, who mothered his his daughter Tiffany Trump.

He met Maples while still married to Ivana Zelnickova, a Czechoslovakian who the businessman and new President married back in 1977. They had three children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jnr.