Love and Marriage

Melania Trump Renegotiated Her Prenup in Case Trump’s Legal Problems Bleed Him Dry: Report

“This agreement was necessary because of the current legal battles…[Donald] has suffered.”
Melania Trump
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When we last checked in on the great?love affair that is the marriage of Donald and Melania Trump, we learned that the former first lady’s take on her husband’s fourth indictment was, effectively, sucks to be you, pal. (A?“social source” connected to Melania?told?People?that “this fourth indictment is another problem for her husband,” and not a problem “for her.”) And six weeks later, it appears that the romance is still firing on the exact same amount of cylinders.

Page Six reports that, according to a source, Melania spent the last year renegotiating the terms of her prenuptial agreement with the ex-president, and that her new “postnup” is now in place. According to one source, the former FLOTUS wanted a new deal not because there’s a possibility she’ll have to move back into the White House, i.e., her least favorite place on earth, but because she’s worried about how much money will be left over for her and her son after Trump is done paying his various legal bills and damages.?“This agreement was necessary because of the current legal battles…[Donald] has suffered,” a source told the outlet.

The ex-president has already been ordered to pay author E. Jean Carroll $5 million, and the New York attorney general—who scored a win this week when a judge ruled Trump had engaged in massive fraud—is seeking $250 million in a civil suit. Then there are the lawyers he has to pay?to defend him in four separate criminal cases, which obviously do not come cheap.?“Trump remains very rich, but with mounting legal bills and judgments,” the source said, noting that the renegotiated prenup would “provide a more solid future” for Melania and Barron should the couple go their separate ways.

Did Melania actually say the words, “Give me more money or I’ll leave your ass”? No, a source told Page Six, but only because it was clearly implied.?“It’s not that she threatened to leave him,” the source said. “It’s definitely the underlying idea.” According to another person familiar with the matter, the former first lady wanted the new deal to “provide her with more money,” including cash and property, “and also…there’s a specific amount at minimum that Barron is supposed to obtain.”

As a person familiar with the matter told Page Six,?“This is at least the third time Melania has renegotiated the terms of her marital agreement.” Representatives for the Trumps did not reply to Page Six’s request for comment. After Trump was inaugurated, the new first lady delayed?moving with him to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue so she could “amend her financial arrangement,”?The?Washington Post’蝉?Mary Jordan?reported. (According to Jordan, the couple's original prenup had not been that generous to Melania, but by 2017?“she had been with Trump longer than either of his ex-wives and had bargaining power: Her perceived calming effect on him was so great that Trump’s pals and at least one of Trump’s adult children exhorted her to come to the White House as soon as possible.”)?