Trump and Melania’s Secret to Blissful Presidential Marriage Is Long Dinners on Weekends

April 9, 2019 Updated: April 9, 2019

President Donald Trump and his First Lady, Melania, are regarded by many as a curiously unconventional first couple.

Among their predecessors—Barack and Michelle Obama, George and Laura Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton—there is much mystery surrounding the country’s political leader and his stunning Slovenian wife, but the author of a recent book has suggested that the presidential couple may spend more time together than the public originally thought.

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How do Donald and Melania keep the romance alive?

The billionaire business mogul allegedly worked hard to win Melania’s affections. President Trump first laid eyes upon the fashion model when she was working in New York City in 1998. Rumor has it that the sassy Slovene initially refused when her future husband asked for her phone number, but the president’s perseverance paid off. The couple eventually dated, becoming engaged in 2004 and marrying one year later.

Since President Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017, he and his wife have largely been careful to keep public displays of affection to a minimum. When they are away from the gaze of the public eye, colleagues, and paparazzi, however, author Laurence Leamer suggests that the presidential pair present a different picture.

It’s safe to say that acting as president of the United States entails a pretty busy schedule. But Leamer’s observations suggest that President Trump consistently makes time for one-on-one socializing with his wife, usually over dinner. The president’s Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago is the perfect escape.

President Trump, the First Lady, and their son Barron enjoying an Easter egg roll at the White House (©Getty Images | ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS)

Referring to the mansion as his “Winter White House,” the president often hosts meetings with international leaders on its lavish grounds, as well as enjoying alone time with his wife of 14 years.

During weekends, when the couple has the freedom to leave the demands of Washington briefly behind, Donald and Melania spend time at Mar-a-Lago and frequently enjoy leisurely dinners in the relative privacy of the privately owned, 20th-largest mansion in the United States.

Trump acknowledges the audience after taking the oath of office (©Getty Images | Jim Bourg – Pool)

“What married couple spends three hours together alone at dinner?” asks Leamer. The author of Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace answered the quizzical commentary of readers everywhere by alluding to the presidential couple’s private moments. “They’re there so long,” he continued, “other people are leaving and they’re just … there.”

“They dine for hours.”

Are we to infer that the 14-years-married couple, who share son Barron, aged 13, are a little more romantic behind the scenes than the press allows us to believe? The evidence mounts, as Fabiosa claims that President Trump has also been spotted treating Melania to dinner in Washington. If Leamer’s “inside the gates” insights also hold true, then romance abounds!

President Trump leans in affectionately during a campaign rally on Nov. 5, 2016 (©Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla)

We all know that a long, leisurely, private dinner is the veritable fabric of romance. And as the old adage goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” A regular tête-à-tête over a tasty supper may well be the key to longevity for this occasionally perplexing but ultimately undeniable power couple!

The proof is in the pudding. Or in this case, perhaps the crème brûlée.