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Melania Trump news: Ex-FLOTUS debunks divorce rumours with rare appearance next to Donald | World | News

Former US President Donald Trump and his spouse attended a charitable occasion at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago membership in Palm Beach, Florida. The couple’s relationship has been the topic of divorce rumours because the lead up to their White House departure this year.

For the rare appearance alongside Republican National Committee donors, Mrs Trump wore a $1,900 white dress by Giambattista Valli.

Videos uploaded to social media present the previous First Lady strolling behind the previous President as they’re greeted by an ovation from friends.

The couple appeared relaxed as Mrs Trump linked arms with Mr Trump who, in accordance to the Washington Post, went on to give an hour-long speech.

The appearance comes after an professional shared her perception that Mrs Trump has stayed married to Mr Trump as a result of “there was more in it for her to stay than to go”.

Mary Jordan, author of ‘The Art of Her Deal: The untold story of Melania Trump’, told People magazine that Melania preferred to stick with her husband than to leave him during his presidency.

The author’s sources told her “over and over again” that “there was more in it for her to stay than to go”, she suggested.

Kate Andersen Brower, author of First Women, told People magazine that Ms Trump was “the most reluctant First Lady we’ve had in modern history”.

She added: “The First Lady is meant to act because the ‘consoler in chief,’ particularly once you’re married to a person who’s so inept at consoling folks and has an actual empathy hole there.”

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