Former first lady Melania Trump is learning to navigate her life and marriage to Donald Trump post White House. With OK! recently reporting that Donald is relocating from Florida to New Jersey to focus on campaign fundraising, the former first couple is spending less time together.
The Trumps, alongside their 15-year-old son, Barron, spent Mother’s Day as a family unit on Sunday, May 9 — although the former president quickly boarded a plane and jetted back to Jersey, leaving his wife and teenage son to themselves at Mar-a-Lago resort.
"[Donald] always comes to the Mother's Day lunch then leaves," a club source told PEOPLE. "He is very routine [and] rarely deviates on anything in this area."
A source added that Barron and Melania are expected to fly back and forth to New Jersey and not move to the Garden State to be by Donald's side, as the former FLOTUS will stay behind to help her teenage son with his schoolwork and keep him “up to date on his extracurricular activities.”
"She has their relationship down to a science," the source added, referring to the Trump family dynamic, noting how fond the famously private former first lady is of Mar-a-Lago. "She does what she wants and also continues as Mrs. Trump, so it's unlikely to expect much out of the order at this point."
With Donald busy criticizing Kentucky Derby horses (he recently called winning horse Medina Spirit a “junky” after a failed drug test), trashing his enemies and ramping up claims that he is “seriously” considering another bid for the White House in 2024, Melania is laying low in the Florida sun.
OK! recently learned that Melania is “happy and relaxed” since fleeing the nation’s capital after Biden’s inauguration. Sources close to the former model said she is living by her own rules and “is not beholden to the norms of conventional post-first lady duties,” such as releasing a memoir and making multiple public appearances and speeches.
Although she has an official office with staff at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, Melania prefers to keep a low profile. A source alleged that she spends her day visiting the on-site spa for treatments (sometimes twice a day) and enjoys low-key dinners.
"She's not a presence at Mar-a-Lago at all. She's not mingling with people and rarely interacts with her husband's staff," a pal close to the Trumps dished, adding that she spends her afternoons with Barron and often dines with her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs — who spend weeks at a time at the South Florida resort, which functions as their seasonal home.