How Old Was Melania Trump When She Had Barron Trump?

Barron Trump and Melania Trump attend the 18th annual Bunny Hop in 2009

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It’s clear Melania Trump has a special bond with her son, Barron Trump. Their relationship seems to be one of warmth and love. One trend that seems to be taking over is women having children later in life. A notable example is Fixer Upper‘s Joanna Gaines, who gave birth to her fifth child, Crew, at the age of 40. How old was Melania Trump when she had Barron? Here’s what we know.

Parenting is Melania’s top priority

The first lady takes her role as a mother to Barron seriously. She told People she has taken over most of the parenting duties since her husband travels often. She also told the magazine since Barron is at an age where he is still discovering life, she wants to be active in guiding him through the journey. “He wants to be a golfer, a businessman, a pilot. It’s that age when you introduce him to stuff, and I like to be very hands-on,” she said. Melania is also stepmother to Ivanka, Donald Trump Jr., Tiffany, and Eric Trump.

Family is important

Family is very important to Melania Trump. In an article for GQ magazine, friends and neighbors talk about how close her family in Slovenia is, and how Melania’s dad is a hardworking businessman. Her family is admired and spoken of highly.

Melania is OK with being the primary caretaker

Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump

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Melania told Parenting her first job is to be a full-time mom for Barron. She’s the primary caretaker for him since Donald is often busy with work. Although Donald is not very involved with parenting duties, Melania says she is fine with the way things are: “We work very hard, both of us. It’s a lot of responsibility for a woman to be married to a man like my husband. I need to be quick, smart and intelligent. My life is very normal—for me. Maybe for some people they would not think that. But for me it is,” said Melania in her Parenting interview.

When Melania was asked if Donald helped her with childcare duties, she told Parenting, “He didn’t change diapers and I am completely fine with that. It’s very important to know the person you’re with. And we know our roles.”

What Barron Trump is like

Donald Trump, Barron Trump and Melania Trump

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When asked what Barron is like, Melania gushes about her only child. She notes how he tends to be quite opinionated: “He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy. He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants. Sometimes I call him little Donald. He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him little Donald,” she told Parenting.

How old was Melania Trump when she had Barron Trump?

Melania gave birth to Barron Trump on March 30, 2006. She was 36 years old at the time of her son’s birth.

How Melania Trump stays youthful

Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011

Donald and Melania Trump | Larry Busacca/ Getty Images

One way the first lady stays in top form is by following a balanced diet. She makes sure to get a healthy dose of fruit. Melania told GQ she tries to eat seven pieces of fruit each day. She also drinks smoothies and plenty of water.

Contrary to popular belief, Melania says she has not turned to plastic surgery to look good. “I didn’t make any changes. A lot of people say I am using all the procedures for my face. I didn’t do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body,” she said in her GQ interview.

Read more: Barron Trump: This Is the Job We Think America’s First Kid Will Have When He Grows Up

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