Melania Trump Told Son Barron Before Election Day Not to ‘Stress’ About Moving to Washington, D.C.

Melania Trump, the future first lady and wife of President-elect Donald Trump, opened up to Us Weekly earlier this year about their 10-year-old son, Barron, and what she told him about the possibility of moving to Washington, D.C., in an interview conducted prior to the election.

As previously reported, the former model, 46, plans to stay in New York City with her son until he finishes the school year to avoid a mid-year move. "At that age, it's hard to explain to them,” she told Us last January of telling Barron he may have to uproot his life in NYC. "I tell him: Take it day by day, enjoy your life, live your meaningful life as I like to do. … Of course, at that age, every child would worry, especially if they love school, if they love friends, they don't want to lose that. Everything is a new opportunity and it brings new friends and a new school. You never know, you never know what happens. Enjoy it day by day, live your life and don't stress yourself.”

Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage with his son Barron Trump and wife Melania Trump during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, in New York City.
Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage with his son Barron Trump (C), and wife Melania Trump during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Melania said that the ex-Apprentice host’s older children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany, wouldn’t be affected as much if Donald were to win the presidency. “They have their own lives, their own families, their own places to live, and I don't think their lives will change as much,” she said at the time, before her husband had even won the Republican primary. "It's very different if somebody needs to move. It's different for children."

At home, she told Us, Barron and his dad bond over their mutual love for sports. "They golf together, when it's possible,” the future first lady said. "They like to watch football, golf, of course, tennis, baseball. It's great because my husband played golf, baseball and tennis when he was younger and Barron is playing now, so they both know it and they can discuss the sport and what's going on."

The future first son also loves to play chess and is fluent in Slovenian. “He speaks with my parents,” Melania said. “He’s bilingual.”

When it comes to parenting, the couple are on the same page. “As of now, I’m home and raising my son, and Donald knows everything that’s going on,” she told Us. “We catch up on everything. We don’t have disagreements about bringing up Barron.” 

As the New York Post previously reported, Melania will remain in the Big Apple for a few months after Donald’s January 20 inauguration so Barron can continue attending his private elementary school on the Upper West Side. The soon-to-be FLOTUS and her son will stay at the family’s Trump Tower penthouse. According to CNN, the Republican businessman told reporters on Sunday, November 20, that his wife and youngest son will move to Washington, D.C, “right after he finishes school.”

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