It’s been 14 years since Melania Trump and Donald Trump said ‘I do”. The pair first met in 1998 and have been together ever since. They married in a lavish ceremony which took place at Donald’s Mar-a-Lago estate on 22 January 2005. After the wedding, the former model became the step-mum of Donald’s children, Donald Trump Jr, 41, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, 35, and Tiffany Trump, 25. They also have a son together, Barron Trump, 13. Since 2016, the couple have acted as the President and First Lady of the United States.
Who is Melania Trump’s sister? Inside the First Lady’s close bond with secret sibling
But what was Melania’s family life like before marrying Donald?
The US First Lady was born on 26 April 1970 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, to Viktor Knavs and Amalija. As a child, Melania and other children of workers at the factory participated in fashion shows that featured children's clothing.
Who is Melania’s sister?
The 49-year-old has an older sister, Ines, who she’s described as her “longtime confidant.”
Ines Knauss is an artist and is very private about her personal life, although she has shared a number of adorable photos on her Instagram account of her and Melania as children.
Melania Trump: The First Lady has a close bond with her sister (Image: Getty Images)
According to friends, when the two sisters were young, they sketched clothing designs for their mother to make.
Ms Knauss continued with the passion and became an artist