It appears the former first lady has remained silent for far too long, and will no longer put up with it
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the former First Lady's marriage to Donald Trump. In fact, a CNN report even claimed she was feeling "bitter and chilly" towards the former president, but it seems like Melania is ready to finally voice her opinion, instead of remaining silent as she did during her stint at the White House.
According to Daily Star, the former model slammed CNN, saying that it did not have "insight into her thoughts or daily life". Now, a relationship expert believes Melania lashed out because of a "new sense of freedom" she's been experiencing ever since leaving the White House.
Relationship expert Carole Ann Rice of Real Coaching believes that Melania's "warning shot" to those "assuming and creating mystery around her relationship" is done so to protect the "decency and integrity" of her man. Rumors of divorce started swirling after Omarosa Manigault Newman, an ex-aide, said: "Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce. If Melania were to try to pull the ultimate humiliation and leave while he's in office, he would find a way to punish her." This sentiment was more or less echoed by Melania's former friend and aide, Winston Wolkoff, who claimed that Trumps' marriage was merely "transactional."
Rice opines that the real reason Melania "put her foot down" is because she is "her own woman" now and it is "finally time" for her to speak up. "Now that Melania isn’t the first lady, she probably has a new sense of freedom now that she can speak out where she perhaps felt she couldn’t’ before out of decency and integrity to protect her man who is in the White House."
"So she is probably thinking 'it is finally the time for me to speak up' and maybe yes with this ex-toxic friend she’s thinking 'enough is enough now' and I would put my foot down. And it could also be a warning shot where she could start to get lawyers in on this – so it could be instead of it becoming a big issue, this could be her way of nipping it in the bud because she doesn’t want it escalating and it also warns others to keep away." Rice acknowledges that the only two people who best know their relationship is Donald and Melania, even though she has previously displayed moments of irritation and dislike, but "those moments are entirely personal."
"Only she and Donald Trump know the truth, nobody outside of the marriage knows exactly what goes on within the marriage. Yes, maybe the marriage isn’t perfect and she has certainly displayed moments of irritation and dislike but that is entirely personal." Rumors of their troubled marriage first started making the rounds when it was revealed that the two of them sleep in separate bedrooms, as we reported earlier. On June 16, 2020, a book on Melania Trump, titled The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump, by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Mary Jordan, was released.
Two former employees sat down for a chat with Mary Jordan at the time, only to reveal that they both led separate lives. "It’s a strange marriage," former housekeeper Victorina Morales told Mary Jordan. "I never saw them like a normal family, sitting together at a table, eating together, talking," said Morales, who is from Guatemala. "Never, never, never. They spend time in the same place but they don’t interact." Morales has worked with the Trumps for years and has even interacted with the former First Lady personally. Another former housekeeper, Sandra Diaz, said that Melania led an "insulated" life at Bedminster.
The ex-worker added that Melania sometimes seemed "sad" or "burdened." The housekeepers also had to follow a rather stringent set of rules when it came to waiting on Melania. Yet the former housekeepers had no qualms working for her "who, despite the language gap and her strict demands, always treated them with more respect." Commenting on this, Rice said, "A lot of people sleep in spare rooms, a lot of people sleep in separate houses when they are married so it’s not unusual. I think she is right to nip it in the bud, but it might also mean that they have touched a bit of a sore spot in her life and in her marriage as well."