A few months ago, the idea that Donald Trump’s multimillion-dollar presidential campaign might actually take him all the way to the White House seemed like a very expensive and unlikely joke. And yet now here we are; that joke starting to look more like a reality with every state Trump and his family visit.
One member of clan that has stayed firmly out of the spotlight to date though is Melania, Trump’s wife of over 10 years.
On the rare occasions that she has been in attendance, her presence has been a largely silent one, with some critics suggesting her strong Slovenian accent may seem at odds with Trump’s strong anti-immigration stance.
But last week, she explained her reason for remaining at home in their $100 million New York penthouse rather than hitting the campaign trail was to focus on raising her nine year old son Barron, listing motherhood as a priority that sits above politics.
So with only a few of these recent and clearly rehearsed interviews to her name, the world continues to wonder who exactly is the woman that may possibly become the next First Lady really is.
The “type” of First Lady she may be is a question the media has been asking her since 1999, with the general consensus always falling somewhere between Jackie Kennedy and Betty Ford.
But on the scale of political plus ones, surely she’s more like Carla Bruni, who served the role of stunning, stylish and intelligent prop to husband and former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy faultlessly.
Coming into the spotlight at the height of Sarkozy’s political career, Italian-born Bruni’s transformation to France’s First Lady was as seamless as it was swift.
From her tres chic ensembles to making pregnancy in the public eye look positively on trend, Bruni was imperative in bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to the picture that Sarkozy could never possess on his own.