Melania Trump Mourns the Loss of Her Beloved Mother, Amalija, at 78

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Melania Trump, former first lady, announced on Tuesday the passing of her mother, Amalija Knavs, at the age of 78. In a heartfelt tweet, Melania described her mother as a strong woman who carried herself with grace, warmth, and dignity. She further expressed her family’s deep sadness and shared their commitment to honoring and preserving her mother’s legacy.

Melania had been noticeably absent from Christmas festivities at Mar-a-Lago, sparking speculation about her whereabouts. A source revealed that she was at a hospital in Miami, attending to her ailing mother. Her husband, former President Donald Trump, later confirmed the news, stating that his mother-in-law was “very ill.” While he expressed hope for her recovery, he acknowledged the difficult situation and sent his love on behalf of Melania.

Amalija and her husband, Viktor Knavs, had been residing at Mar-a-Lago, near their daughter and son-in-law. The Slovenian couple became U.S. citizens during Donald Trump’s presidency in 2018. No specific details about Amalija’s illness were provided.

The passing of Amalija Knavs marks a profound loss for Melania and her family. They will continue to honor her memory and cherish the legacy she leaves behind.