First lady Melania Trump took to her Instagram account to wish her son, Barron, a happy birthday.
Melania and President Donald Trump’s only child together turned 13 on Wednesday. Melania wished her son a happy birthday with gold “13” balloons, and shared the photo with her 2.8 million followers. The post received more than 41,000 likes and more than 1,900 comments wishing the newly minted teenager a great day.
“Happy birthday Barron. Hope you have a wonderful day,” one follower commented.
“Happy Birthday, Barron Trump! Blessings to you today and always! We are proud of the outstanding young man you are, and you are deeply loved!” another follower exclaimed, followed by a cake emoji.
According to Yahoo!, Melania and Barron are celebrating his birthday at the Mar-a-Lago in Florida. The trip is reportedly an annual event the two take, and is a part of his spring break. The youngest Trump was also given birthday wishes from the president’s official public schedule, via Twitter. The account showed a picture of Barron next to his father, complete with a simple “happy birthday” caption. White House reporter Kate Bennett also tweeted about Barron’s birthday, which is something she mentioned that she doesn’t typically do. She noted that Melania is “officially the parent of a teenager.”
Barron typically shies away from the public eye, continuing this stance ever since the Trump family came to the White House in 2017. His mother, however, has spoken publicly about teaching her son to have a healthy and normal life. Earlier in March, the former model spoke at an opioid addiction town hall in Las Vegas as part of her “Be Best” initiative. The event was part of her two-day, three-state tour in support of her initiative. According to People, Melania is using the initiative to encourage families to teach their children about the realities and dangers of drug use. She reportedly gave a 10-minute speech before having a sit-down interview with town hall host Eric Bolling.
“I teach him,” Melania told Bolling about Barron. “I try to explain how drugs are dangerous and it will mess up your head, it will mess up your body and nothing comes positive out of it.”
Melania is the first of the Trump family to wish her son a happy birthday via social media. His father did take to Twitter early on Wednesday to make claims that counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George, is “VERY jealous of his wife’s success.” Trump would go on to refer to George Conway as “a stone cold loser & husband from hell,” according to Yahoo!