Melania Trump (; born Melanija Knavs; [mɛˈlaːnija ˈknaːu̯s], Germanized as Melania Knauss; April 26, 1970) is a Slovene-American former model and businesswoman. She is the current First Lady of the United States, assuming the role when her husband, Donald Trump, became the 45th President of the United States.Trump was born in Novo Mesto and grew up in Sevnica, in the Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. She worked as a fashion model through agencies in Milan and Paris and moved to New York City in 1996. She was associated with Irene Marie Models and Trump Model Management.In March 2001 she became a permanent resident of the U.S. She married the businessman, real estate developer and television personality Donald Trump in January 2005, gave birth to their son Barron in March 2006, and obtained U.S. citizenship in July 2006. After Louisa Adams, she is the second First Lady to have been born outside the country (not counting those born in U.S. territory before the country existed), the first one to be a naturalized citizen and the first whose native language is not English.
She is also known as Melanija Knavs, Melania Knauss, Melania Knauss-Trump and Melania.