In Touch Weekly


HIDING THE PAIN “Melania is a very strong woman,” says an insider, “but she hates having her marriage under the microscope. It’s mortifying.”
HIS PHILOSOPHY “I don’t want to have to go home and have to work at a relationship. A relationship you have to work at, in my opinion, doesn’t work,” Donald said in 2005.

The scandal just keeps getting worse. On May 15, after months of denials, President Donald Trump filed a financial disclosure seemingly confirming that he reimbursed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, for $130,000 in hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, who made global headlines in January after In Touch broke the news of her alleged affair with the married mogul, 71, in 2006. The news came two weeks after Stormy, 39, filed a defamation lawsuit against the president for calling her tweet about being threatened to keep quiet “a con job.” She was joined in her allegations of cheating by Playboy model Karen McDougal, 47 — and Stormy’s lawyer announced on May 17 that at least two more women may be ready to come forward. With all the ongoing drama, his wife, Melania, 48, suffers fresh humiliation “on a daily basis,” says an insider. “She’s been tempted to bolt.”

But she won’t. While family friends including Federico Pignatelli tell In Touch that Melania’s biggest source of unhappiness is having to listen to such “nonsense” and insist she loves Donald very much, the insider says that the former model “has been put through hell,” has begun to question her marriage and doesn’t share a bedroom with her husband, either at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. or inside their NYC penthouse. She takes her marriage vows seriously, adds the insider, but “this is not the life she wants, plain and simple.” And yet publicly, she’s determined to remain loyal.