Ever since President Donald Trump’s multiple affairs throughout his marriage with Melania Trump were revealed, people have criticized the first lady for not leaving her husband, but it turns out that Melania wasn’t always the docile, submissive woman she appears to be. According to a new book written by a friend of the Trumps, in 1998, Melania split with Donald after she saw his ex-girlfriend, model Kara Young, leave his New York City penthouse.
In “The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game,” writer Ronald Kessler details how she immediately broke up with Trump “on the spot” after she saw Young leaving Trump Tower. Melania and her future husband had only been seeing each other for a few months at the time. After the breakup, she demanded that her clothes be sent back to her home from Mar-a-Lago.
“She didn’t care about the billions of dollars or the beautiful Mar-a-Lago or the beautiful apartment,” Kessler told the magazine. “She just broke up with him and she ordered her clothes to be sent back from Mar-a-Lago, she called the butler Tony Senecal, and told him to send the clothes back.”
Of course, they ended up getting back together. In fact, the breakup didn’t last long, and by 2005, they were married. “Within a week,” Kessler said, “Donald woo-ed her back, and sure enough she sent her clothes back to Mar-a-Lago, but that gives you a little insight into her character and of course Donald was impressed by that as well.”
By 2006, after Melania gave birth to their son Barron, Trump was cheating on her again. First, he had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels and quickly followed this with a relationship with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.