First Lady Melania Trump reportedly doesn't love her new role, according to multiple sources.
"This life wasn't her dream. It was Donald's", the stylist and friend of the pair, Phillip Bloch, told American gossip magazine Us Weekly. It even led to the hashtag #SaveMelania trending on Twitter. Traditionally, that is a duty done by the first lady, one that attracts many photo opportunities as they visit schools or admire Washington's cherry trees.
The White House insists Melania will be moving to Washington later this year, with senior adviser to the first lady Stephanie Winston Wolkoff saying: "Mrs Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling in to the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between NY and D.C.in the meantime". This also offers several months of breathing room for the pair as they adjust to the glare of media interest in their every movement.
The 35-year-old made her debut solo appearance as First Lady when she met the Japanese Prime Minister's wife.
Citing her son's need to continue schooling at the post upper West Side private school that he attends, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, Melania continues to refuse gestures to move the entire family to DC.
She added: "It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked". This may hit close to her as she has been the receiving end of such malicious rumors ever since the campaign of her husband, Donald Trump. Sources said she was "actively building her team" by hiring a chief of staff, senior adviser, social secretary and more. It was announced last week that Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd had been appointed to oversee events planning.
However Melania was recently seen living it up Florida, leaving freezing cold NY behind for the lavish holiday home she shares with Donald.
Melania may simply be easing into the role, says NBC.
The increased scrutiny that comes with the role that has made her "unhappy with how her life ended up" and "miserable", another source told Us Weekly.
The first lady has been "staying hidden more" since her husband's inauguration as 45th President of the United States on 20 January. "The things they say, and I have known her for a long time, the things they say are so unfair".
Melania was in the spotlight during the inauguration ceremony after incredible footage caught the exact moment her smile dropped off her face.