Now that he’s clearly lost any chance of being reelected, it appears that Donald Trump may soon find himself without a wife, too, according to a report from the Daily Mail, which cites former aides as saying Melania will be filing for divorce just as soon as her husband is out of the White House:
“Ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed the couple’s 15-year marriage was over, adding: ‘Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce.’
“‘If Melania were to try to pull the ultimate humiliation and leave while he’s in office, he would find a way to punish her.'”
Previous reports have described Donald and Melania’s arrangement as “a transactional marriage.”
There have been other signs over the past couple of years that pointed to a less-than-cozy marriage between the two:
- “Melania Trump is famously said to have burst into tears when her husband triumphed in 2016, with one friend saying: ‘She never expected him to win.'”
- “(Melania) waited five months before moving from New York to Washington, allegedly because the couple’s son Barron ‘needed to finish school.'” However, former aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff said the delay was so that Melania could negotiate a post-nuptial agreement that gave Barron an equal share of the Trump fortune.
Mrs. Trump is also facing legal troubles of her own, even if she does divorce the president, with investigators looking into how money from the 2016 Trump inaugural was spent and whether or not there was fraud in the use of the funds or if any of the money was given by foreign donors seeking access and favors from the Trump administration.
The Trump marriage has long been one that made many people scratch their heads, if only because of the age difference between the two. He is current 74 and she’s 50. Their son is 14.
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