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Revelation Of Melania Trump's Real Name Raises Eyebrows

So how well do we all really know FLOTUS? While First Lady Melania Trump has been in the public eye for some time, she hasn’t been the subject of as much scrutiny as the rest of the Trump clan.

Part of that has to do with the fact that she actually shies away from the spotlight, while the other part likely comes from the fact that she’s viewed as the least ‘controversial’ member of the bunch. Regardless, there are some things about Melania that have raised some eyebrows, including this little tidbit that isn’t common public knowledge.

As Express shares, the First Lady has changed her name a couple of times - and we’re not just talking about after she strolled down the aisle back in 2005. While most folks know that she was born in Slovenia, it’s not as well known that her birth name is actually Melanija.

She would drop the ‘j’ when her modeling days began, and she would also change her last name from Knavs to Knauss around the same time.

It’s unclear exactly why she made the changes, but we’ll fashion a guess that it had something to do with making her name more memorable and easier to pronounce.

It was taken care of before she started dating her future husband in 1998, and there’s nothing to suggest the name change was done for anything more than personal reasons. Regardless, some folks are still a bit surprised when they come across this little nugget, but that’s likely due to her generally low profile - in spite of now laying claim to being one of the most famous women in the world.

While the First Lady has generally knocked it out of the park whenever she has made public appearances, she legitimately appears to want to be out of the spotlight.

She tends to the duties one would expect of a First Lady, but she’s not in the spotlight anywhere near as much as predecessors. Perhaps that’s simply because her husband has enough of a spotlight on him for the both of them, but many observers have opined that she’s perfectly content without all of the attention being directed her way.

After the inauguration, Melania stayed behind in New York City so that son Barron Trump could finish out the school year. The First Couple was pretty clear that would be the case, but eyebrows were still raised when it actually came to pass.

That led to a ton of gossip about the state of their marriage, and the rumor mill still kicks into overdrive from time to time. We can’t speak to how well things are going on the homefront for the Trumps, but we can say that she headed to DC after the school year was over - just as they said would happen.

It’s not easy existing under a microscope, and it’s certainly not for everyone. While the president seems to thrive with extra attention, his wife can do without it. Perhaps that’s because she received all she will ever need in that regard during her modeling days.

Source: Express
Photo: YouTube, Faith Family America

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