Think you know everything about Melania Trump? Think again! While moving into the White House on Sunday, June 11, the 47-year-old First Lady was spotted out with her family — prompting many people to ask, who are Melania's parents? Scroll down for the answer and to see more fascinating facts about Donald Trump's wife!
Who are Melania's parents?
The First Lady's father is Viktor Knavs, 73, and her mother is Amalija Knavs, 71. During Melania's upbringing, her parents managed car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer. Amalija also previously worked as a pattern-maker at a children's clothing manufacturer.
Melania's parents in June 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Though Melania's parents lived with her and her young son, Barron Trump, in their Trump Tower home in NYC, the couple will reportedly not be moving in to the White House with their daughter and her family.
Does she have siblings?
Yes! Melania has a sister named Ines Knauss and an older, half-brother named Denis Cigelnjak, whom she has reportedly never met.
Where was Melania born?
Melania — whose birth name is Melanija Knavs — was born on April 26, 1970 in Novo Mesto in the southeast of Slovenia, which was then part of Yugoslavia.
Donald, Melania, and Barron in January 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
When did she move to the US?
Melania started modeling at age five and began doing TV commercials at age 16. By age 18, she signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy and in 1996 she relocated to NYC to further her career. She later gained US citizenship in 2006.
How did Melania meet Donald?
In September 1998, Melania met her future-husband Donald at a New York Fashion Week party. They later became engaged in 2004 and tied the knot at Donald's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, FL on Jan. 22, 2005. In March 2006, the couple welcomed their only child — son Barron Trump — together.
What languages does Melania speak?
The First Lady speaks five languages fluently: her native Slovenian, English, French, German, and Serbian.
How tall is Melania?
At 5'11", the former model is almost as tall as her husband Donald Trump, whose height is reportedly 6'2".