Trump Insider: Melania Feels Pressure To Be 'Perfect'

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First Lady Melania Trump feels pressure to be "perfect" all the time now that her husband is president, according to a family friend.

Federico Pignatelli, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, told Life & Style that the presidency has taken a toll on the couple's marriage.

"She feels the pressure," he said. "She always has to be kind, perfect, well-dressed, well-everything. It's tiring. It's a tough schedule. She has to be a mother, a first lady, the wife of a man as well."

Pignatelli added that while Mrs. Trump moved from Trump Tower to the White House in June, she and her husband still don't cross paths very often. They reportedly see each other one or two times a day, and Mrs. Trump spends a lot of her time shopping.

The couple also "only share the same bed two or three times a week," a source told Life & Style.

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But Pignatelli said this is a practical consideration more than anything else.

"She has her own space and he has his own space, and they can sleep together a few nights and other nights not," he said. "[Mr. Trump is] busy and thinking at night. He's reflecting and doesn't want to disturb her."

In March, sources within the White House told Us Weekly that Mrs. Trump refuses to sleep in the same bed as her husband.

"They have separate bedrooms," one source said. "They never spend the night together -- ever."

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Us Weekly heard from another source that Mrs. Trump was "miserable" as in her role as first lady.

"Melania does not keep hidden from everyone around her how miserable she is," the source told the magazine, adding: "Melania wants as little to do with Donald as possible. She is not interested in Donald, the presidency or anything involving him."

A representative for Mrs. Trump said the claims were false.

"It's unfortunate that you are going to feature unnamed 'sources' that have provided fictional accounts," the rep said.

Us Weekly had published a similar story a month earlier, quoting Trump family friend and stylist Phillip Bloch as well as another unnamed source.

"This life wasn’t her dream. It was Donald's," Bloch said. "Truthfully, it's a lot to cope with."

An anonymous family source was blunter, stating: "Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up. She is miserable."

"Don't let her smile in those photos fool you. She hates this," the source added.

Sources: Life & Style, Us Weekly (2) / Featured Image: Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/U.S. Marine Corps via Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding/U.S. Air Force via dvids, The White House via Wikimedia Commons

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