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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Melania Trump's new job

The former Melania Knauss started dating Donald Trump in 1998. They married in 2005 and she gave birth to their son Barron the following year.

Before Melania, Donald was married to Marla Maples, a television personality, former beauty queen and mother to their daughter Tiffany Trump.  The couple met while Donald was still married to his first wife Czechoslovakian Ivana Zelnickova who he married in 1977.  They have three children - Ivanka, Eric and eldest child, 38 year old Donald Trump Jnr.  Ivana and Donald's marriage ended in 1992.

Melania grew up in communist Yugoslavia and speaks five languages - Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German.


Sevnica, the Slovene town where Melania grew up has a population of around 5,000.  She moved to the US in the mid-90s, changed her surname from Knavs to Knauss and hasn't been back to her hometown for over 20 years.  Her parents and sister also live in the US.

A childhood friends remembers Melania as a quiet, kind girl who never complained and was always the mediator in a quarrel.

Nobody knows if Donald Trump and his wife are a happy couple, Michelle Obama and her happy family, is a hard act to follow.

So can this quiet, shy woman cope with the enormous task of being the wife of the most powerful man in the world?  Only time will tell and we can only wish her well.