New Book Says Melania Renegotiated Prenup During Delayed White House Arrival
Back in 2017 when First Lady Melania Trump remained in New York while her husband moved into the White House, the explanation was given that Melania didn’t want to interrupt the education of her son, Barron, who was 10 years old at the time.
While there is truth to this story, The Washington Post reports that a new book reveals Melania also spent that time renegotiating her prenuptial agreement with President Donald Trump.
Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan writes in her new book, “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,” that the first lady needed a cooling off period after weeks of news reports detailing her husband’s alleged sexual indiscretions.
Jordan also writes that Melania used the time “to amend her financial arrangement with Trump — what Melania referred to as ‘taking care of Barron.’”
Her initial prenup reportedly was not too generous, but The Post noted: “[S]he has been married to Trump longer than both his ex-wives and had bargaining power: Her perceived calming effect on him was so great that Trump’s pals and at least one of Trump’s adult children exhorted her to come to the White House as soon as possible.
Melania’s overall mood reportedly appeared to lift by mid-2018, which according to three people close to her was the result of finally negotiating prenup terms that suited her liking.
She’d already been looking out for Barron’s future by making sure he had dual citizenship in Slovenia, which will position him to work in Europe for the Trump Organization when he comes of age.
Now, she’d made sure he wasn’t shut out of the family business. Jordan writes: “She wanted proof in writing that when it came to financial opportunities and inheritance, Barron would be treated as more of an equal to Trump’s oldest three children.”