The reason Melania refuses to divorce Trump

Allison Yee

Donald Trump is said to have broken the one cardinal rule his wife Melania has when it comes to their marriage – don’t embarrass her.

Following months of headlines over the President’s alleged affairs with adult actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, there’s been endless speculation over the state of Trump’s marriage.

Insiders say those wondering what Melania’s next step will be should wonder no more – she’s staying put.

After 12 years of marriage, insiders say Melania doesn't have any plans to split with Trump. Photo: Getty

“Anybody that’s expecting Melania to leave Donald and file for divorce is in for a long wait,” a source told Hollywood Life.

“But, don’t take her refusal to end her marriage as a sign of weakness. It’s the exact opposite if anything.”

Melania has been married to Trump for 12 years, and has stayed steadfastly smiling by his side through his Presidential campaign, and allegations of sexism and affairs.

Porn star Stormy claims she had an affair with the President years ago. Photo: Getty

However it’s not loyalty to her husband that’s keeping her in the marriage, say sources, it’s the couple’s 12-year-old son.

“Melania’s main focus and priority is [his] well-being, and she believes that a stable family environment, as much as that is possible given the circumstances, is the best thing for her son.”

Melania has revealed in a statement her family is her first priority. Photo: Getty

It’s something Melania made very clear when she finally broke her silence last month over the affair allegations.

After months of refusing to comment publicly, the first lady’s spokesperson Stephanie Clifford revealed Melania had other priorities.

"She's focused on being a mum and is quite enjoying spring break at Mar-a-Lago while working on future projects,” Stephanie told MSNBC.

Stephanie then issued her own tweet, urging people to be mindful of the first family amongst all the gossip.

Sources say Melania knows all too well how easy it would be to walk away – but the first lady’s main priority is her son.

“She certainly wouldn’t have to worry about money or status if she did,” adds the source.

“But she refuses to take the easy way out if it means it could cause… any kind of upset, so she has vowed to tough it out and stay with Donald, no matter what.”

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