As her husband faces the prospect of financial ruin and jail time, Melania Trump has allegedly renegotiated a prenuptial agreement.
PageSix reports that Melania has no desire to divorce her husband, but she wants to establish more financial security for herself and her son Barron.
“Over the last year, Melania and her team have been quietly negotiating a new ‘postnup’ agreement between herself and Donald Trump," sources told the outlet.
The sources suggested that Melania is hedging against the financial fallout of her husband's legal travails.
Between his four indictments and two civil cases in New York, Trump is being forced to pony up millions in legal fees and civil judgments.
A judge in New York ruled Tuesday that Trump was liable for fraud in a $250 million lawsuit. Trump's ability to do business in New York, his hometown and the center of his business empire, is also at risk in the case.
"Trump remains very rich, but with mounting legal bills and judgments,” Melania is seeking a "more solid future” for herself and Barron just in case.
“It’s not that she threatened to leave him,” the source said. “It’s definitely the underlying idea.”
Rumors of a rift between Donald Trump and his wife have circulated in the liberal media for years, and Melania's recent absences from the campaign trail have brought speculation to a fever pitch.
However, PageSix previously reported that Trump's wife is his "secret weapon" and a rock-solid emotional support who has been “credited by his friends with keeping President Trump ‘calm and focused’" as he endures political persecution.
The famously reserved former First Lady has occasionally condemned media coverage over the years, including a 2020 book that made allegations about a prenup.
"Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction genre," her spokeswoman at the time, Stephanie Grisham, said.
Melania is known to be extremely protective of 17-year-old Barron, who is currently scouting colleges.
For his part, Trump has said his wife will join him on the campaign trail "pretty soon" and that he prefers to keep her away from the "nasty" political arena.
"She’s a private person, a great person, a very confident person,” he told NBC. “And she loves our country very much.”