Melania And Ivanka Reportedly Have 'Frosty' Relationship


First Lady Melania Trump and her daughter, Ivanka Trump, are not getting along, sources say.

Two unidentified sources said tensions between President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and his wife are on the rise, the Daily Mail reported.

According to a Vanity Fair article which focused on the private life of the first lady, sources in fashion and media noticed cold interactions between Melania and Ivanka.

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A White House spokesperson has since denied the rumors, insisting that both Ivanka and Melania have always shared a close bond and still do. However, some people speculate that the alleged tension between the two women could be a direct result from Ivanka having to fill in for Melania during her absence for first lady duties.

Melania received some backlash when she announced that she would be staying in New York City until her son, Barron Trump, finished the remainder of the school year after her husband won the presidential election.

Ivanka, however, wasted no time. She moved into a $5.5 million dollar home in the exclusive Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Kalorama with her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three children.

Ivanka has been by her father's side throughout most of the first few months of his presidency. She has made appearances at meetings with Chinese leaders, accompanied Trump on his Dover Air Force Base visit, and welcomed back a recently freed charity worker in the Oval Office.

Melania appears to be ready to be back at her husband's side. She has been seen in Washington, D.C., more frequently, and joined the president for his first military hospital visit, where he awarded Purple Heart to an Army veteran.

During the presidential election, Melania said one of the key issues she would tackle as first lady would be "cyber-bullying," Time reported.

"Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers," Melania said during a campaign speech in Pennsylvania. "It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked … It is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet."

"We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other," she added. "We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media. It will be one of the main focuses of my work if I’m privileged enough to become your First Lady."

Sources: Daily Mail, Vanity Fair, Time / Photo credit: The White House via Wikimedia Commons, Getty/AFP via Daily Mail

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