The first lady turns 49 on Thursday, April 26. Since her husband assumed the presidency, she's been one of the more low-profile first ladies, and in fact only moved into the White House midway through Donald Trump's first year in office. Although it's well-known that she's a former model from Slovenia, there's still a lot about her that isn't frequently reported, so here are seven facts you probably didn't know about Melania Trump.
Days before Melania's birthday on Thursday, Donald sent out an email praising her role in the Trump family and asking supporters to sign a birthday card for her.
"Melania is my rock and foundation," the president wrote, "and I wouldn’t be the man I am today without her by my side. She’s the cornerstone of our family, and an incredible mother to our son, Barron. I’m so proud of her accomplishments, and I hope you’ll wish her well on her special day."
Since entering the White House, Melania has played a somewhat different role than her predecessors. Melania lived in New York with her son Barron until June, and is generally sparser in her public appearances than, say, first ladies like Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton were.
But there's a lot more to Melania than meets the eye. Here are some lesser-known facts about the first lady.