President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have been married for 12 years, but like most first couples, the American people do not know much about their personal lives. They often attend public events and smile for the cameras, but what is their marriage really like?
We have all seen the famous “first lady frown” on Inauguration Day and the infamous hand swats, which has led many people to be quite curious about the Trumps’ marriage. The American people have questions, and thanks to Cheat Sheet, we now have some answers.
The secret to their lasting marriage appears to be separation. For starters, the couple does not share a bathroom. Trump once told Howard Stern that he was happy he has never seen his wife use the bathroom or heard her pass gas. Yes, the current President Donald Trump has talked about his wife’s bathroom use on a radio show.
Another thing they don’t share is a bed. While they do share a bedroom, the Trumps sleep in separate beds, and it seems to result in fewer arguments and a better night sleep for each of them.
Another key to their successful marriage is the first lady’s reluctance to nag. She once told GQ Magazine that she is extremely careful not to upset her husband or be too much of a burden. She says she is not needy and does not nag.
When it comes to parenting, Mrs. Trump has taken it upon herself to raise their 11-year-old son Barron. Because her husband travels so much, she has taken over most of the parenting responsibilities, and she has claimed to be “hands-on” when it comes to her son’s upbringing.
All of these things seem to be working out well for the powerful couple, and friends say they are a perfect match. Because the first lady prefers to stay out of the spotlight and insists her husband take center stage, it keeps the fights to a minimum.
According to a Vanity Fair article, after two high-maintenance ex-wives, the president deliberately choose his third wife to be someone who allowed him to take the lead. It has turned out to be a recipe for success.
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