Her late stepfather, Charles Hayden, was a storied Manhattan lawyer whose clients included Marilyn Monroe and Broadway producer and real estate mogul Abe Hirschfelder. Her mother is of Danish origin and her stepfather was Jewish.
Her maternal grandfather was Danish jazz musician Kai Evans. She and her sister Veronika opened a nightclub called 'Tessa' in the fall of 2003.
She also released her own line of purses called La Poshest, from 2010 to 2013. The wedding was held at the Mar-A-Lago club in Florida; the service was officiated by Trump Jr.
'S aunt, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry. Proposed to her with a $100,000 ring which he received as a gift from a jeweler in exchange for proposing to her in front of paparazzi outside the jeweler's store in a New Jersey mall.
On March 15, 2018, it was reported that Vanessa filed for an uncontested divorce in court in New York; however, it was later revealed that the divorce was contested. In July 2018, they resolved a child custody issue, and the divorce was settled at the end of 2018.
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Vanessa Trump on IMDb First Lady Melania Trump is a former model and the third wife of U.S. President, real estate billionaire and former reality TV star Donald Trump.
She grew up in a modest home with her younger sister and later discovered she had an older half brother, whom her father had from a previous relationship. The following year they married in a lavish Palm Beach, Florida, ceremony, with celebrity attendees including Shaquille O'Neal, Barbara Walters, Kelly IPA, Matt Later, Katie Co uric, former President Bill Clinton and then New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
When Donald announced his intentions to make a 2016 presidential bid for the White House, the normally private Melania was pushed into the national spotlight along with her past modeling work, some of which was considered racy. One of the first controversial images that began circulating online was her 2000 British GQ spread that had her lying naked on a fur blanket.
On July 30, 2016, the New York Post published nude photos of a then 25-year-old Melania, including one in which she lay in bed with another woman. In November, Melania delivered a rare speech on the campaign trail outlining how fighting cyberbullying would be a priority for her if she were to become first lady.
“We need to teach our youth American values: Kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding, cooperation,” she said. News outlets were quick to point out the irony that her husband was known for his use of the social media platform Twitter to insult opponents.
On November 8, 2016, Donald won the majority of electoral college votes and was elected the 45th President of the United States in a stunning defeat of Hillary. An early attempt to use the first lady platform for public good generated attention for the wrong reasons: In September, Melania sent a package of Dr. Seuss books to one deserving school in each state as part of National Read-a-Book Day.
In October, she made a surprise visit with Education Secretary Betsy Devon to Orchard Lake Middle School in Michigan, as part of the #NoOneEatsAlone initiative. According to the article, it was Melania who pushed a waffling Donald into announcing his candidacy for president, knowing that he would regret the missed opportunity if he didn't.
She publicly revealed her Christmas decorations on November 27, 2017, showcasing her Balsam fir trees draped with “icicles” and trimmed with glass ornaments emblazoned with the seal of each state and territory. The move came shortly after the publication of the explosive book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which described Melania as an unwilling participant in her husband's campaign who broke down in tears the night he was elected.
More controversy soon surfaced with a report that Donald had been involved with an adult film star a decade earlier, with the starlet allegedly paid to keep quiet just before the 2016 election. The first lady subsequently canceled a trip to attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with her husband and kept a low profile for several days, prompting speculation of a rift between the two.
Her spokesperson eventually broke the ice by slamming the “salacious & flat-out false reporting” on Twitter, and Melania followed by confirming that she would attend the president's State of the Union address on January 30. On May 7, 2018, Melania unveiled her platform, “Be Best,” with a focus on three key objectives: well-being, fighting opioid abuse and positivity on social media.
While Be Best's progress was slowed by the departure of the East Wing's policy director in July, Melania circled back to the initiative and spoke at an August 20 conference about preventing cyberbullying. In June 2018, the first lady weighed in on the controversial issue of children being separated from their parents after illegally crossing the Mexican border.
Although her husband had blamed Democrats for a law that supposedly mandated such actions, it was part of Attorney General Jeff Sessions zero-tolerance policy toward preventing illegal entry into the country. “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” she said in a statement through her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham.
Her spokesperson downplayed the significance of the jacket, insisting there was no hidden message, but the president said it was directed at the “fake news media,” tweeting, “Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!” In early June, her spokesperson said that Trump would not be joining her husband at the G7 summit in Quebec that week and there were “no plans” for her to travel to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un later in the month.
It was also revealed that the first lady had sponsored them for their green cards, a process at odds with the president's proposal of a “merit-based” system that sought to curb sponsorship for family members. The book delved into the first lady's relationships with her husband and step-daughter Ivanka, and provided insight into some of her headline-grabbing moments, like her Obama-inspired speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
In early 2020, as the president tried to steer the country through the major health crisis of the coronavirus outbreak, the first lady offered her two cents by urging the use of face masks and presenting suggestions for family activities via Twitter. Trump is said to be fluent in the Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German languages, with other outlets reporting that she speaks Italian, as well.
Joined the business founded by his famous father, Donald Trump, as a full-time employee in 2001. And his younger brother Eric were named directors of a trust that held the family business interests.
The oldest child of real estate mogul and eventual U.S. President Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana, he spent much of his time with his maternal grandparents instead of his busy parents, spending summers with them in Czechoslovakia. He reconnected with his dad during summer, helping out as a dock attendant and with the renovation of the Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, New York.
After earning his degree in finance and real estate, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he spent his time camping, skiing and bartending. Tiring of the lifestyle, he returned to New York in 2001 to join his dad at the Trump Organization.
Initially helped with the development of Trump Place, a 17-building complex on Manhattan's West Side. Additionally, he also surfaced as an adviser on his dad's reality TV program, The Apprentice.
Named executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Trump Jr. In recent years, he has overseen the development of buildings in Mumbai, India, and Vancouver, Canada, and handled leasing arrangements for Trump Tower and 40 Wall Street in Manhattan.
He delivered a well-received speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, presenting Trump Sr. as an every man with a connection to regular, hard-working Americans. He also displayed his dad's penchant for stoking controversy via social media, particularly with a tweet that compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles.
Upon Trump Sr.'s victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November, Trump Jr. In July 2017, the president’s son was embroiled in controversy when the New York Times reported that he was offered compromising information about Clinton during the presidential campaign.
Testified behind closed doors to both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees about Russian-related matters. Later that year, he also testified before the House Intelligence Committee about the ongoing investigations into the campaign's alleged collusion with Russia.
Confirmed that he had a phone conversation with his father shortly after the release of the Times article over the summer, but refused to divulge details of the discussion, on the grounds it was protected under attorney-client privilege since lawyers for both men were on the call. The following summer, as he began distancing himself from his former employer, Cohen alleged that the president was well aware of the June 2016 meeting in New York between Veselnitskaya, his oldest son and others ahead of time.
Had been subpoenaed to make a return appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee to clarify some of his previous answers on the topic. Waded into another controversy when he tweeted the name of the alleged whistleblower who first reported concerns about President Trump's attempts to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
They married at the Trump Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005, and went on to have five children. Has hosted the business show 21st Century Television and been involved with the medical charity Operation Smile.
He has long held a love for the outdoors and counts hunting and fishing among his personal interests. In September 2020, he self-published his second book, Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible.