Since the conclusion of Donald Trump’s administration, Melania has been the center of attention. Former Trump aides claim that the former first lady is allegedly “counting the minutes” until she can get rid of the husband she wed seven years after they first met.
But why now? If Melania tried to pull off the ultimate humiliation and quit while Donald was in office, he would find a way to punish her, according to former The Apprentice star and ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.
What would Melania take home from a prenuptial agreement once Trump left office, though, considering that he is no longer president?
Barron Trump Would Be in Melania or Donald’s Care
Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric’s care were provided for by Ivana at a cost of $650,000 to Trump. He agreed to pay Marla Maples, his second wife, only $100,000 in child support for Tiffany until she turned 21.
It is expected that Melania and Barron will keep together because of their close relationship.
Trump Is Aware of The Terms of The Divorce
The New York Times reports that Ivana received $14 million when her divorce was finally formalized in 1992.
The divorce between Maples and Trump was finalized in 1999, but the model and actress received just about $2 million, of which half was to be used to purchase a property. They had sought $25 million. No alimony was paid to her.
Although Robert Cohen represented the Maples and Ivana families in their divorce proceedings, Melania may not do much worse than Maples in the end. Barron may be the only kid Melania and Trump have together, but he has had a considerably more opulent childhood than his elder half-siblings and may need a lot more money to maintain his lifestyle.
Stephanie Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania and her best friend, asserted that the couple’s union is “transactional” and that the fashion model, who was born in Slovenia, was considering a postnuptial arrangement.
In her book, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump, Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan claims that the first lady put off moving into the White House with Barron in 2017 so she could renegotiate her prenup, which she had signed 12 years earlier when she was a property tycoon on the road to reality stardom.
The Numerous Properties Are yet Another Factor
Ivana obtained a 45-room Connecticut mansion, a residence in Trump Plaza, and yearly access to the Mar-a-Lago resort (she even married her fourth husband there).
There was no need to divide their individual real estate portfolio because half of Maples’ $2 million settlement was for her to purchase a home.
But given that Melania has been married to Trump for the longest, one may assume she has benefited from this in discussions over real estate.
She herself owns a flat in Trump Tower that is distinct from the family’s penthouse property, but given that her parents, who are Slovene by birth, now reside in the United States, she would opt to take the money like Maples and purchase a larger apartment.
Could Selling Her Divorce Story Help Melania Make Additional Money?
After successfully contesting her prenuptial agreement with Trump, Ivana went on to write a book and even participate in the movie First Wives Club, turning into something of a divorcee icon. She and Trump also benefited from a Pizza Hut commercial in which they allude to their well-publicized divorce.
But Maples, who also likely signed an NDA, was forbidden from discussing their relationship in any way, real or imagined.