First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump's third wife, was put in the spotlight more than she may have liked since the start of the 2016 campaign.
She has been described as quiet and reserved, but her marriage to Trump has forced her to make public statements and be scrutinized by the media. Recent reports have questioned whether Melania really wants to be first lady, but her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham denies those accusations.
“Mrs. Trump has always been supportive of all her husband’s endeavors,” Grisham told Vanity Fair. In a statement to the Huffington Post, Grisham said the first lady is “an independent woman who believes in our country, and continues her plans to serve as first lady with integrity and dedication.”
Here are six things to know about the first lady, who turned 47 on April 26, 2017.
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Born in Slovenia, then Yugoslavia
She attended the University in Ljubljana for a year
She wouldn't give Donald her phone number when they first met
She became a U.S. citizen in 2006
Her RNC speech sounded familiar
She has stood by Donald during controversy
Many NYers weren't thrilled about her living in NYC
She says her platform as first lady will focus on cyberbullying