Is Melania Trump More Forgiving Than Donald Trump’s Ex Wives?

It is no big secret that Donald Trump had not had a great track record with women. The 72-year-old President has been married three times, including his current marriage to First Lady Melania Trump.

Most people would think that so many failed marriages would prompt the President to act more accordingly, or at least show his wives a little more respect. Yet it doesn’t seem that he has. This leads us to wonder whether Melania Trump is more forgiving than Donald Trump’s ex-wives, or is she just waiting until after the presidency ends to make her break?

1st wife: Ivana Zelnickova

Ivana Trump at Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Angel Ball 2017

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Donald’s first wife was a businesswoman and former model from the Czech Republic. Trump met Ivana in 1976, and married her only a year later. They had three children together – Donald, Jr. (born 1977), Ivanka (born 1981), and Eric (born 1984). The marriage ended in divorce in 1992, however, when Trump was caught having an affair with Marla Maples.

2nd wife: Marla Maples

Trump married his mistress, American actress Marla Maples, in 1993. That same year, Marla gave birth to the couple’s only daughter, Tiffany. But this relationship ended in divorce in 1999 after it was revealed that Marla was having a love affair with Trump’s bodyguard.

3rd wife: Melania Knauss

Melania Trump attends the the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate in 2015

Melania Trump attends the the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate in 2015. | Andrew Burton/ Getty Images

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, is Donald’s third wife. It is also his longest marriage yet to date. Donald met the Slovenian model in 1998, and the two married in 2005 after a one-year engagement. They have one son together, Barron, who was born in 2006.

Melania is Donald’s longest marriage

One thing standing in favor of Melania Trump simply being more forgiving than Donald’s ex-wives is that they have been married the longest. Despite numerous indiscretions (which we will discuss below), she has stayed faithfully by his side for an incredible 14 years.

While Donald was technically married for 15 years to his first wife, the two were separated for some of that time while they waited for the divorce papers to finish. Donald and Ivana lived together as a married couple for just about 14 years.

Donald doesn’t hold open doors for his wife

One of the first glimpses of America’s leading couple happened at the inauguration. Sadly, it was also America’s first glimpse into how little Donald respects his wife. He did not hold open the door for her during the ceremony, and, in fact, nearly slammed it in her face. Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, stayed back to hold the door for their new First Lady.

There are rumors he cheated twice

Donald Trump

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Despite trying to stamp them out, rumors continue to fly that Donald Trump had an affair in 2006. Unnamed sources state that he cheated with two different women in the same year, or at the same time. These two women include former porn star, Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy playmate, Karen McDougal.

Melania, however, appears to not believe these rumors. Instead, she has chosen to stand by her husband and publicly state she does not believe these rumors. She is quoted as saying they are “just gossip orchestrated by the media.” This makes us think she is more forgiving, and may be sticking around for the long haul.

It could go either way

This sticky situation is a hard one to figure out – until the presidency ends, however, and the public gets their answer once and for all. On the one hand, Melania has stood by Donald through a lot of scandals even before the presidency. On the other hand, she doesn’t even hold his hand in public and has spoken out about things her husband has endorsed.