Melania Trump, born Melanija Knavs in 1970 in Slovenia, is a former fashion model and wife of US President Donald Trump.
Melania Trump studied architecture in Ljubljana but quit when she was discovered as a model at age 16. She worked as a model is various European cities before moving to New York City in 1996. Her international modeling career took of and she appeared on the covers of magazines such as "Harper's Bizarre," "Vanity Fair," "Vogue" and "GQ." She married Donald Trump in 2005 and they had a son, Barron, in 2006. This page shows all DW content related to her.
US media had speculated about Melania Trump's whereabouts after she failed to make a public appearance after kidney surgery. As she sat next to President Donald Trump at a briefing, her husband said "she's doing great."
US First Lady Melania Trump has threatened to sue a language school in Croatia after it used her image in their marketing. The billboards poked fun at Trump, a native of Slovenia, and her heavily accented English.
French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump spoke of their friendly relations following talks at the Elysee Palace. Trump hinted something could happen on the US stance on the Paris climate accord.
Around the world, leaders' spouses are guarantors of glamour. But some also stand out for eccentricity or dedication. As Brigitte Macron moves into the Elysee Palace, DW looks at legendary first ladies - old and new.