6 possible reasons why Trump and Melania still have a steady marriage despite split rumors

6 possible reasons why Trump and Melania still have a steady marriage despite split rumors
Donald Trump (Left) and Melania Trump have been married for almost two decades (Getty Images)

Here's why Donald Trump and Melania still have a steady marriage despite split rumors

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Free
Donald Trump and Melania Trump (Getty Images)

The public's perception of Melania and Donald Trump's marriage has always been one of mystery. Even though the pair has been together since the late 1990s, many believe that their bond is based more on practicality than passion. There are many aspects of their relationship that the American public is aware of, including their significant 20-year age gap, odd public interactions, and the couple's alleged short time together. Let us take a look at the 6 possible reasons why the couple still have a steady marriage despite split rumors.

1. Trump provides enough financial backing to Melania

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Melania is Donald Trump's third wife and the former President is known for being with women quite younger to him (Getty Images)

Melania is Donald Trump's third wife and the former president is known for being with women quite younger to him. Many tend to believe that his wives and girlfriends were with him due to his financial and business influence. Melania, who left her life in Slovenia to pursue a difficult international modeling career, was likewise criticized. Melania first met Trump when she was in her twenties. An insider told the New York Post, "She ran into Donald just at the right time. She was just about out of money, at the end of her rope and about to move back to Eastern Europe." Melania's relationship may have endured for so long because Trump gave her access to fresh chances and the financial means to seize them.

2. Striking similarities between the two

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend the Spring Swing at Golf & Body hosted by Golf Digest on May 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Golf Digest)
Despite being born and raised in different environments, both Melania and Donald Trump have similarities (Getty Images)

The fact that the couple has so many things in common may be one of the reasons they have survived decades of marriage. Melania once told GQ, "I myself am similar to my husband. Do you understand what I mean? So is my dad; he is a family man, he has tradition, he was hardworking. So is my husband." Even though Trump was born with a trust fund while Melania came from modest beginnings in then-Communist Slovenia, the two seem to share similar values.

3. Financial stake for Melania and son Barron

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: First lady Melania Trump (L) looks at her son Barron Trump after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump gave the speech in front of 1500 invited guests. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Melania and Donald Trump have a son named Barron (Getty Images)

When Melania chose to stay in New York with her son Barron while her husband moved into the White House to begin his presidency in 2017, it made headlines. Although it was first thought that Melania wanted Barron to complete the school year without interruption, reports, some years later, raised the possibility that Melania had another reason for staying in New York City - money. In her book 'The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump', Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan revealed that Melania's true reason for staying away from the White House was "to amend her financial arrangement with Trump — what Melania referred to as 'taking care of Barron.'"

4. The couple is happy spending time apart

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pause while speaking to supporters at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air Force One for his last time as President on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Trump, the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend his successor's inauguration, is expected to spend the final minutes of his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)
Melania and Donald Trump seem more than content to spend time apart (Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)

Along with sleeping on different floors, Melania and Donald Trump seem more than content to spend time apart. The pair has been in the news a lot due to rumors that they spend more time apart than together, yet this might be one of the factors keeping their marriage strong after almost two decades of tying the knot.

5. Melania's commitment towards Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to the
Melania Trump has shown her commitment to Donald for years (Getty Images)

Mary Jordan's book 'The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump' claims that the Slovenian model perused all 17 of her husband's ghostwritten books to gain further insight into his former relationships and character. Jordan said in her book that Melania "seemed to be much more committed to being his partner for the long term." She added, "Melania praised him constantly. She had few friends and a small family and seemed focused solely on Trump."

6. Melania supports Trump's contentious decisions

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White H
Donald Trump has always had his wife's back to defend him (Getty Images)

The primary responsibility of a first lady is to uphold the president's values and beliefs, even if it means biting one's tongue if needed. Melania Trump, the former first lady, has much experience with it, having supported her husband on a range of issues. Even though she might not always agree with him, the couple has managed to maintain their unity. For example, when Trump claimed that Barack Obama was not a natural-born citizen and put pressure on the former president to provide copies of his original birth certificate, Melania backed his false claims. In an interview on the 'Joy Behar Show' in 2011, Melania said, "It's not only Donald who wants to see [Obama's birth certificate], it's American people who voted for him and who didn't vote for him. They want to see that." 

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