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So what does Melania’s absence from court (and deafening silence) say about her marriage to Donald Trump … especially when three of his five children supported him during the trial?


Donald Trump’s pivotal money trial has been about his relationship with women — but the woman who matters most has been conspicuously absent throughout.

Melania Trump did not appear once during the six-week hearing: the disappearance is said to have upset her husband, who was strongly supported in court by three of his five children: Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany. (Though not Ivanka, once a key member of his White House administration, or Barron, his teenage son with Melania.)

It is clear to pundits that from a political point of view, it would help Trump enormously if Melania, 54, stood by her husband.

But what wife could face sitting in court to hear sordid testimony that her husband slept with a porn star at a charity golf tournament while she was at home nursing their newborn son?

Prosecution witnesses insisted that Trump tried to buy tire Stormy Daniels’ silence for $130,000 in 2016 not because he feared Melania would learn of his grisly credentials a decade earlier — but because he feared that news of this could damage his electoral prospects.

Daniels, meanwhile, testified that a man 32 years her senior who seemed blithely indifferent to keeping their fling a secret.

Melania Trump did not appear once during the six-week hearing: the disappearance is said to have angered her husband, who was strongly supported in court by three of his five children: Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany.

The couple was last photographed together on May 17 at their son Barron Trump's graduation

The couple was last photographed together on May 17 at their son Barron Trump’s graduation

But what wife could face sitting in court to hear sordid testimony that her husband slept with a porn star at a charity golf tournament while she was at home nursing their newborn son?

But what wife could face sitting in court to hear sordid testimony that her husband slept with a porn star at a charity golf tournament while she was at home nursing their newborn son?

Some assumed the sordid courtroom circus contained nothing Melania didn’t already know. But one wonders if she’s heard the claim before — made by Trump’s former «groomer» Michael Cohen — that Trump «wasn’t thinking» about Melania when she decided to silence Daniels’ liaison because, «It was all about the campaign.»

Cohen further testified that when Trump was asked if news of the affair could lead to Melania divorcing him, Trump casually replied, «Don’t worry… How long do you think I’ll be on the market?»

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As Trump fumes over the «rigged» trial, prepares his inevitable appeal and calculates how the conviction will affect his election prospects in November, some have questioned whether the sheer sloppiness of the proceedings could have a lasting impact on the former first lady and the marriage.

In April, a source told the New York Times that Melania accepted Trump’s argument that the case against him was ‘disgraceful’: a cynical attempt to damage his electoral prospects.

However, if Donald was subsequently hoping for a public expression of support from his wife, none came. According to insiders, Melania privately referred to the Daniels case as «his problem.»

Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s former press secretary and chief of staff, said this week that she knew Melania’s absence from the process «absolutely bothered him,» adding: «If Mrs. Trump wasn’t at an event (when Trump was president) and she was really noted, he would definitely discuss it with her.’

Another former adviser, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, claims that behind her confident facade, Melania has come to terms with her husband’s character.

«She knows exactly who she married,» Wolkoff wrote this week. “She is a ruthless survivor.

“A little courtroom drama won’t make her regret anything.

“Once this criminal case is over, she’ll be happy, relieved, back home with Barron in his bathrobe with a smile on his face. Melania and Barron, 18, reportedly sat through most of the process at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida.

However, sources say they were in New York when the verdict was announced on Thursday – although Melania did not accompany her husband to a fundraising dinner at a private home in the city that night.

Most well-informed observers believe the Trumps’ marriage will survive this latest shock.

The former first lady was said to be deeply angry and humiliated when news of the Daniels affair first broke in 2018.

In April, a source told the New York Times that Melania accepted Trump's argument that the case against him was

In April, a source told the New York Times that Melania accepted Trump’s argument that the case against him was «disgraceful»: a cynical attempt to damage his election prospects.

However, if Donald was subsequently hoping for a public expression of support from his wife, none came.  According to insiders, Melania privately referred to the Daniels case as

However, if Donald was subsequently hoping for a public expression of support from his wife, none came. According to insiders, Melania privately referred to the Daniels case as «his problem»

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Trump's son Eric and daughter-in-law Lara Trump return to the courtroom from a recess in their money laundering trial on March 14.

Trump’s son Eric and daughter-in-law Lara Trump return to the courtroom from a recess in their money laundering trial on March 14.

Just two months before Trump met the porn star in 2006, Melania overcame her natural media shyness and gushed to Oprah Winfrey about her husband’s «amazing» fathering instincts. (Biographers counter that Trump made it clear to Melania that if she had his child, she would not be actively involved in his upbringing, and was not even in the delivery room when Barron was born.)

When news of the courtship broke, Melania did not join her husband, then president, on an official trip to Davos, Switzerland, and Mar-a-Lago without him. When she returned to Washington a few days later, she drove by herself to his first State of the Union address and appeared on the arm of a military aide.

Sources have long claimed that their marriage is a «transactional one». Melania, a model born in Slovenia, got a fabulously rich, famous and influential husband, but was forced to put up with stories of his effeminate behavior.

She is fiercely protective of Barron, the only child from their 19-year union, and was said to be particularly concerned that his name was being kept out of the money laundering trial.

Given that the young man was largely raised by his mother – with considerable help from her parents, Viktor and the late Amalia – it’s no surprise that he also didn’t attend court.

Since Trump left office in 2021, Melania has largely disappeared from the public eye, mostly living at Mar-a-Lago and making headlines only for occasional charity announcements and efforts to monetize her «brand.» In December 2021, for example, it announced it would issue digital art — “NFTs,” or non-fungible tokens — with a portion of the proceeds to fund scholarships for children in foster care. The auction received much less than expected.

Melania was also spotted alongside her husband at two key political events this year, both in Florida. She joined him at the state primary in March, though she missed his «Super Tuesday» party at Mar-a-Lago a few weeks earlier.

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After she was reportedly «all smiles» at a dinner raising $50 million for her husband’s Republican billionaire campaign in Palm Beach in April, a source claimed she was «ready to be first lady again and clearly enjoying herself.» evening’.

Donald Trump, far left, watches as Juror No. 1 returns guilty verdicts as Judge Juan Merchan listens on the bench in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday

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Donald Trump, pictured in a courtroom sketch, reacts as the verdict is read in his criminal trial on charges that he falsified business records to hide money paid to silence porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 in state court in Manhattan, New York, on March 30, 2016. , 2024

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Trump and Melania leave the White House to board Marine One for the last time in January 2021

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Could this have been further evidence of their «transactional» relationship? After all, it was claimed last September that Mrs Trump had “quietly” renegotiated the prenuptial agreement with her 77-year-old husband.

The source emphasized that this did not mean she was preparing to leave him, but it did reflect the fact that his legal problems and second run at the White House forced her to take steps to ensure she and Barron were financially cared for. «Melania is most interested in maintaining and increasing a substantial trust for their son,» the insider said.

Barron has just finished high school and is headed to university – although his father recently revealed that he hasn’t decided where to go.

Insiders say that no matter what happens next, Trump knows he has to keep his wife sweet as he tries to keep millions of American voters — especially women — on board.

As Melania’s former aide Stephanie Grisham points out, «At the end of the day, it can make or break his candidacy.»



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