Melania Trump is the former First Lady of the United States, but her past before marrying Donald Trump is not known by everyone. How did she end up in the U.S., and how did she meet the man who would become not only her husband, but the president of the United States? Here’s Melania’s story before, during, and after her famous husband’s presidency and how she ended up where she is now.
Born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia (present-day Slovenia) in April 1970, she was born Melanija Knavs. Melania’s parents are Victor, who was a car and motorcycle dealership manager, and Amalija, who worked as a pattern-maker for a children’s manufacturer. She has an older sister named Ines, who she is quite close with. She also has an older half-brother that she is not in contact with from her father’s previous relationship.
Where She Grew Up
Melania’s upbringing was a modest one. She grew up in this simple apartment building located in Sevnica, in the Lower Sava Valley. While growing up there, her father was involved with the League of Communists of Slovenia. When Melania was a teenager, the whole family moved to a two story home in Sevnica, and later when she was in high school. she lived in a high rise apartment in Ljubljana.