It's not easy being the first lady! Back in January, Melania Trump found herself taking on a very important role after her husband Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. But even though Melania never asked for the job, she was still thrust into the spotlight and now sources exclusively revealed to Life & Style that she's having a hard time handling it.
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“She feels the pressure,” a longtime Trump pal Federico Pignatelli said. “She always has to be kind, perfect, well-dressed, well-everything. It’s tiring. It’s a tough schedule. She has to be a mother, a first lady, the wife of a man as well.”
Federico said that ever since Donald became president, the couple has been spending more time apart — even after she finally made the move from their home in Trump Tower to the White House back in June. Federico said that hey only see each other once or twice a day and Donald is usually either in meetings or playing golf while Melania likes to shop. They live separate lives — even when it comes to their bedroom.
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“They only share the same bed two or three times a week,” a source revealed, but Federico said that it’s not necessarily a bad thing. “She has her own space and he has his own space, and they can sleep together a few nights and other nights not,” he said. “[Donald is] busy and thinking at night. He’s reflecting and doesn’t want to disturb her.”
Since Donald is so busy, it looks like Melania is going to start taking more activities onto her plate. Currently, she's been spending time with the couple's 11-year-old son Barron and she's also been preparing to take on some more work once he goes back to school, the Washington Post reported, which includes appearances at the U.N. General Assembly and the Invictus Games next month.
Scroll through the gallery below to see Melania's transformation through the years!
"I think you can't be with the person if it's not love, if they don't satisfy you," Melania told the New York Times in 1999. "You can't hug a beautiful apartment, you can't hug an airplane, you can't talk to them."