"She is miserable," says a family friend.
Melania Trump primarily remained in the background during President Donald Trump's campaign and now presidency. Rumors have been circulating from the beginning that her absence from the spotlight indicates her unhappiness with her marriage and the position her husband thrust her into.
It's hard for me to feel sorry for a woman who lives in a three-story penthouse and poses eating diamonds as though they were spaghetti ...
However, she is a human being with her own thoughts and feelings and wants and needs.
According to Us Weekly in February of this year, family friend Philip Bloch spoke to the magazine and said, "This life wasn’t her dream. It was Donald’s … Truthfully, it’s a lot to cope with.” Another source in the same article says, “Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up … She is miserable.”
And in a new article in Us Weekly, unnamed sources reveal that Melania and Donald Trump sleep is separate beds.
Don't get me wrong, if I had the means, I'd probably sleep in a separate bed than my husband, too, because as much as I love him, there's nothing quite like falling into a huge bed that's all your own.
But I think it's unlikely that my reasons match Melania's.
Melania Trump is currently living in New York City with the son she shares with the President, Barron (who just turned 11), while he finishes up the school year. So sleeping in separate beds seems glaringly obvious for now.
But apparently, even when the First Lady is with her husband, they still remain in separate rooms.
A source close to the Trump family spoke to Us Weekly saying, “They have separate bedrooms. … They never spend the night together — ever.” Another source said that when they are together on the rare occasion, they do sleep in the same room but have separate beds.
Is it that unusual to sleep separated in your marriage?
According to a study conducted in 2013 at Toronto’s Ryerson University, 30% to 40% of couples sleep in separate beds!
That is alarmingly high, at least in my mind. I always assumed I was the only one dreaming of my very own sleep number bed in my very own room decorated with purple and unicorns.
So does this mean Melania and Donald are headed for divorce?
But if the sources are accurate, it could indicate that Melania is unhappy with the current state of her marriage. And for that, regardless of her eating diamonds with a fork, I do feel sorry for her.
We can only hope that Melania and Barron are happy and healthy and do what they both need to do in order to remain that way.