Melania Trump is allegedly “miserable” as First Lady

While there were plenty of suspicions that Melania Trump hasn’t been loving life since the Donald was inaugurated (see this gif), a new article in US Weekly supposedly confirms her unhappiness, citing sources close to her.

“Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up,” a “family source” tells Us Weekly. “She is miserable.”

It’s not exactly hard to see why. Melania has always been rather private, and the level of public scrutiny that’s coming at her now is intense. She faced criticism for a lawsuit she filed against the Daily Mail in which she said the paper damaged her “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … to launch a broad-based commercial brand.” She has picketers outside Trump Tower constantly (apparently, they bother her so much she no longer takes Baron to school in a chauffeured car herself). Not to mention, she’s living alone with Baron in Trump Tower while her husband lives in DC.

Melania has left Trump Tower a few times since the inauguration, most notably to visit the Mar-A-Lago where she accompanied the Japanese Prime Minister’s wife, Akie, on a tour of the grounds. While she may have seemed happy in the photos taken of her during the trip, the family source says it wasn’t genuine. “Don’t let her smile in those photos fool you,” claims the source. “She hates this.”

A spokesperson for Melania disagreed with this assessment, telling US Weekly “she is very happy with her life and supporting her husband and family.” [USW]