A book about the former first lady claims that the pair stay in different rooms because her husband wakes up much earlier than she does and starts to watch TV at 5 a.m. The book The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump by Mary Jordan doesn’t say what the former president likes to watch in the early hours of the morning, but their style differences are also said to play a role in their need for two rooms.
According to the book, "No matter which of his properties he is visiting, Trump sleeps in a separate bedroom that has been decorated to his taste — he favors darker colored walls and rugs, while Melania likes whites and light colors."
"The Trump family works together and sometimes vacations together, but they are used to having their own space and a lot of it," an extract from the book explained. "Donald and Melania aren't known for inviting their grandkids to cuddle with them in bed in the morning, as George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, famously used to with their grandchildren."
Despite their sleeping arrangements, the couple put up a united front on Easter Sunday, spending the holiday at Christ Fellowship Church, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
"We always welcome everyone to join us at Christ Fellowship in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. This year, perhaps more than ever, we hope that Jesus' message of hope and salvation spreads widely and brings joy to all who hear it," senior pastor Todd Mullins said in a statement. "It is also our privilege, my privilege, today to welcome the president and Mrs. Trump, too," Mullins reportedly said during the service, and the couple was greeted with a cheer.
After the service, the family returned to Mar-a-Lago, where they were joined by Donald Trump Jr., his five children, his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump, Lara Trump and their children for an Easter egg roll, according to the New York Post.
The Trumps relocated to the 74-year-old’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida after President Joe Biden took office on January 20. Not only are the Trumps sleeping in different rooms, but Melania reportedly wants to work outside Mar-a-Lago, too, as she continues her Be Best campaign.
"Melania’s wish for a separate office could well be preparatory steps for explaining to Donald that she’d like to separate — she might be seeking to set up a role for herself that builds on the work she did as First Lady," family mediator Louisa Whitney told the Daily Star.
"She might also want to be setting up an identity for herself in her own right. It can be hard I think for anyone separating to establish themselves as just that person rather than part of a couple — especially if their partner was more high profile, more outgoing or better known than them."
Donald and Melania tied the knot in 2005 and share 15-year-old son Barron together.