Donald Trump Has Been Indicted Again — Are His Legal Issues Impacting His Marriage?

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

Jun. 9 2023, Updated 10:45 a.m. ET

Donald Trump at an event at the Adler Theatre on March 13, 2023
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During the course of Donald Trump's presidency, as well as the years following it, much has been revealed about the former president. Despite his numerous legal issues, Trump is still one of the biggest names in the political sphere, and he has plans to make another bid at the White House in 2024. Legally, he is still able to run, despite his status as the first U.S. president in history to be arrested and charged with a crime (or 34).

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Speaking of legal issues, in June 2023, the Department of Justice indicted Trump on "seven counts in the special counsel’s classified documents probe," per CNN. Throughout all this, Melania Trump has been suspiciously absent from her husband's side. Is Donald Trump still married to the former first lady? Here's what we know.

Donald and Melania Trump at a New Years event at their Mar-a-Lago home on Dec. 31, 2022
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With yet another indictment dropping, is Donald Trump still married to Melania?

As of the time of this writing, Trump is still married to Melania and has been since 2005. In March 2023, a "Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him on criminal charges over the hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 presidential election," via the Independent. Melania stayed out of the public eye during this time, which led to speculation about the status of their union.

Reportedly, Melania has been quite angry with her husband over the Stormy Daniels drama. A source told People that while Trump and Melania are still very much together, she "is leading her own life, and still feels happy being at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by people who love her and who never talk about reality or bad things about her husband."

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Another sign things may be rough between them is that when Trump spoke on stage at Mar-a-Lago on April 4, 2023, he shouted out his kids but didn't mention Melania, and she didn't seem to be present for that speech either, per Newsweek. Perhaps she finally began to feel pressure to respond because a week later, Melania released a statement addressing the rumors that she was unhappy.

Melania and Donald Trump at an event at Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 15, 2022
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Melania Trump's statement didn't actually say much.

In a statement obtained by the Independent via the former first lady's office, Melania tried to squash the gossip about her marriage, kind of. "News organizations have made assumptions about the former First Lady’s stance on subjects that are personal, professional, and political over the past few weeks," the statement said. "In these articles, unnamed sources are cited to bolster the author’s claims." The statement urged folks to disregard anything that doesn't come directly from Melania.

"We ask readers to exercise caution and good judgment when determining whether or not stories concerning the former First Lady are accurate, particularly when they fail to cite Mrs. Trump as a source of information," the statement reads. The status of her marriage wasn't clarified, but the message is clear. If she didn't say it, it didn't happen.

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Melania Trump was spotted in New York City the same day Donald Trump was indicted, again.

According to The Daily Mail, Melania stepped out in New York City on June 8, the day Trump was indicted regarding the classified documents he was keeping hostage at Mar-a-Lago. While we don't know where she was headed, we do know what she was wearing. The former first lady was sporting a Chanel bag and ballet shoes. It should be noted that the air quality was incredibly poor that day, due to the wildfires raging in Canada.

Prior to this outing, Melania was also "spotted at Mar-a-Lago with the ex-president on Mother's Day and on May 6, when she, her husband, and their son Barron met boxer Mike Tyson," per The Daily Mail. Remember when Mike was convicted of and went to prison for raping Desiree Washington? We do. Anyway, Melania also had brunch with her husband on Easter Sunday.

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