The First Lady, who married future US President Donald Trump in 2005, moved to the US in the late Nineties from Slovenia. She gave birth to their son Barron in 2006 and that same year swore in as a US citizen. She has since sponsored her parents Amalija and Viktor Knav’ green cards and they became US citizens themselves last year.
Jure Zorcic, a former boyfriend of the model, told ABC he reunited with her in New York in 2000, when she claimed she would never go back.
Mr Zorcic spoke of his surprise when she spoke to him in English rather than Slovenian.
He said: “I asked her: Did you forget that you are Slovenian?
“She told me she spent her time travelling between New York and For Lauderdale in Florida and that she would never go back to Slovenia.”
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First Lady Melania Trump grew up in Slovenia (Image: GETTY)
Barron, Donald and Melania Trump (Image: GETTY)
However, Melania has claimed her son Barron, 13, knows the language and speaks to his grandmother on the phone in Slovenian.
Mr Zorcic dated Melania in 1991, after he saw her walking by and was taken by her Beauty.
He said: “We met each other like in a movie. It was a hot summer day, in between the wars in Slovenia.
“It was the beginning of a new political era for us, the city was empty, blocked by the army.
Melania grew up near Ljubljana, Slovenia (Image: GETTY)