Donald And Melania Trump's Love Story: Rejection At First Sight

When Donald Trump first met his wife, Melania, she rejected him in the beginning.

As their love story goes, Trump and Melania were at the same party in 1998, just a year after Donald divorced his second wife, Marla Maples. In an interview with People, Trump said that with the first glimpse he had of Melania, he knew he had to meet her.

"I saw Melania and I said, 'Who is that?' She was a very successful model. She was terrific. I tried to get her number, and she wouldn't give it to me."
Donald Trump and Melania Trump
At The Mar-a-Largo Club on January 4, 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Though Donald had been rejected by the beautiful model, he didn't give up. This was probably because he believed it was love at first sight. Trump said the moment he saw Melania was probably the moment he fell for her.

"It may have been the same moment."
It might have been love at first sight for Donald, but for Melania, she wasn't giving in so easy. When asked why she denied her number to Trump when he asked her for it, Melania said that it was because Donald was already taken and she knew the history Trump had with the ladies.
"He came to the party with a date! I had heard he was a ladies' man, and so I said, 'I'm not one of the ladies.' He said later that he sent her to the ladies' room so he could get my number. I was like, 'Oh what a sneaky way!' "
Though Melania refused to give Donald her number, she took his number instead. Melania said it was because she admired his "sparkle."

Melania didn't call Trump right away, though. The model waited until after she had come back from the Caribbean, where she had just completed a modelling job. Melania called Donald upon her arrival and the two had their first date.

From what Melania said about the couple's first date, it must have went well. Trump and his lady apparently had a lot to talk about, and must have really enjoyed each other's company, because the conversation lasted hours.

"We talked for almost the whole night."
Donald and Melania Trump
At the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

The couple's first date was obviously a good indication of where the two were heading. In 2005, Donald and Melania were married in an extravagant wedding in Florida at the estate of Trump, Mar-a-Lago.

Donald and his new wife were joined by other celebrities and big names to celebrate their nuptials. The guest list included Kelly Ripa, Katie Couric, the former mayor of New York, and even Simon Cowell, former American Idol judge.

Donald told People just days before his wedding that he wasn't nervous. He knew that Melania was the one for him.

"If I didn't have a great woman, I would be much more nervous."
Trump also predicted a flourishing marriage with the model.
"I think it will be very successful."
Ten years later, we can see that Donald knew what he was talking about. Melania told people what she thinks makes their marriage as successful as Trump had predicted, just a few days before the two were actually married. Her solution to having a happy married life has more to do with personal space, and it actually makes a lot of sense.
"We have our own bathrooms, so that's the key."
That isn't the only thing the couple doesn't share, however. Melania told People that though the two share a mutual fondness for Elton John and Pavarotti, they don't watch the same TV shows.
"I say, you watch your own stuff and I watch mine. We have Tivo! It's a great relationship."
Donald Trump may not be able to use these tactics to win the presidential election, but at least he and Melania are enjoying a very happy marriage.

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