Melania Trump and Donald Trump married in 2005.
The former-model from Slovenia and her billionaire husband lived together in New York before he became President, when they moved to the White House in Washington DC.
It has been reported that Jeffrey Epstein, 66, who was arrested in New York in early July on various charges related to the trafficking of minors, introduced them.
The New York times wrote after the 2016 elections Epstein was “claiming that he was the one who introduced Trump to his third wife.”
But is this true? Donald and Melania have a different version of how they met and it does not include Epstein.
Melania and the president have both dicussed their first meeting, revealing it was at a Fashion Week party in New York.
Melania was 28 at the time, which Donald was 52.
The billionaire described being struck by the model whe he first saw her.
Speaking to People he said: “I saw Melania and I said, ‘Who is that?’
“She was a very successful model. She was terrific. I tried to get her number and she wouldn’t give it to me.”
Donald was actually on a date with another woman at the time. Being aware of his reputation, Melania did not give him her number.
Melania told People: “I had heard he was a ladies’ man, and so I said, ‘I’m not one of the ladies’.”
She instead asked Donald for his number, insisting she would be the one to call him, but not before jetting off to the Caribbean on a modelling job.
Neither have ever mentioned Epstein in their telling of the story.
In fact, since his arrest the President has told press he distance himself from Epstein after a fall out.
He said on Tuesday in the Oval Office, addressing White House reporters: “I had a falling out with him. I haven’t spoken to him in 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”
He also implied the pair were not close, adding he “knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him.”
Donald has spoken about his marital bliss with Melaniaape in a public forum many times over the years.
In an interview with with Larry King in 2005, just after their wedding, the two chatted about being together.
The future-President told the presenter: “We were together five years. We literally have never had an argument or — forget about the word ‘fight’.
“We’ve never even had an argument. We just are very compatible. We get along.”
Melania Trump: Five facts about the USA’s First Lady
Mum-of-one Melania can speak more languages than any other First Lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Serbian and of course her mother tongue, Slovenian.
This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.
After Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania is the second First Lady who is a practising Catholic.
She met Pope Francis as part of a foreign tour with her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka last year.
Melania was a successful model, posing for Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.
Her skills aren’t confined to print, and she appeared in a commercial for Aflac, an American insurance company, in 2005.
Melania’s parents are Amalija Knavs and Viktor Knavs, and the couple live together in Washington.
She has one sister, Ines, who is reported to live in New York and work as an artist.
On May 7 2018, Melania launched her flagship campaign as First Lady, BE BEST, which The White House describes as “an awareness campaign focused entirely around the well-being of children”.
There are three main strands to the initiative: well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.