Melania Trump confession: Donald Trump claimed to be ‘a good husband now’ in surprise statement
Melania Trump and her husband Donald’s marriage has remained under the microscope since the US election defeat – and now unearthed accounts reveal the former president’s confession to being ‘a good husband’.
Since Joe Biden’s victory and his swearing in as US president this month, many have wondered what will be next for Mr. Trump. Many questions have been raised about whether the former US leader will return to real estate, or go in a different direction. Melania and Mr Trump met at a party more than two decades ago and have a son together, Barron, 14. However, sources close to the Trumps paint contrasting pictures of their married life.
R Couri Hay, publicist and acquaintance of the couple, explained how Melania’s “difficult life” growing up in “pseudo-communist” Slovenia led her to seek “stability, romantic stability and financial stability”.
He added: “Through it all, the only thing that’s left standing is this marriage.”
The Trumps celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary last Friday, but a former friend claimed there would be no over-the-top romantic gestures.
The anonymous source told The Times: ‘They don’t believe in lovey-dovey stuff. No way.”
While there is growing speculation about the couple, the Trumps have regularly discussed their relationship in the past.
The former president gave a preview to TV host Piers Morgan – who won the US version of The Apprentice in 2008, hosted by Mr Trump.
Mr. Morgan asked: “Are you a good husband?”
Mr Trump replied: “I think I’m a great dad.”
When Mr. Morgan clarified “that was not the question”, Mr. Trump laughed.
He said, “I answered a much easier question!
“I think I’m a good husband now, it’s not easy for someone to compete with my business.”
But Mr Morgan did not appear happy with the responses, which were published by GQ in 2008.
He asked Mr. Trump what he loved more, his women or his business.
Mr Trump said John Paul Getty, named the world’s richest citizen in 1996, was asked “one version of that question”.
He quoted that Mr Getty was asked to choose whether to be “John Paul Getty, the great financial genius” or “have a great marriage”.
Mr Trump recalled: “And he said he’d rather be John Paul Getty because a lot of people have big marriages, but there’s only one John Paul Getty.”
Mr Trump said he was “ok with that” but thought “maybe you can have both”.
During the interview, he also claimed he could ‘go five years without sex’ for $10billion (£7.3billion).
Mr Trump said: “For $10 billion, of course. You can do a lot with $10 billion.
“You double my net worth just by not having sex, of course. It’s rather good. I could do that.”