With the “free Melania” memes floating around, the super awk video of her and Trump slow dancing on Inauguration Day and the viral pictures of Melania looking noticeably uncomfortable in moments she should be glowing with pride for her husband, it's hard not to wonder if Melania is...you know, okay.
Now, US Weekly is reporting that the first lady is decidedly not okay. A "family source" told the magazine, “Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up. She is miserable.”
Melania's a model who married a businessman. She probably didn't think her husband becoming president was ever going to be in the cards—and that she'd have to do things like make speeches that would be endlessly scrutinized, or stay in her apartment instead of taking Barron to school, as Cosmopolitan reports.
But not everyone's saying Melania's in a bad place—another anonymous source told US Weekly, “she is very happy with her life and supporting her husband and family.”
Either way, I say we give Melania a break. Her personal life is being broadcast to the media and plastered all over magazines and social media feeds. It just can’t be easy for her—her every microexpression is now thrown into a whirlwind of criticism by those who are constantly making assumptions about her. Let’s give her some breathing room, and hope that she adjusts to her new role.