Melania Trump paid tribute to fellow moms across the country in a heartfelt Mother’s Day address.
The 50-year-old first lady shared a video to Instagram on Sunday morning at the White House, where she’s celebrating the holiday with her husband President Donald Trump and their 14-year-old son Barron.
‘On this Mother’s Day I want to take a moment to honor and thank all of the caring, selfless and devoted moms of America,’ she said with a smile.
‘A mother’s love cannot be replaced or replicated. Mothers provide the comfort and nurture a child needs in order to grow, prosper and succeed. Mothers serve as role models for our children, motivating us to work hard and dream big. Mothers also play a vital role in society, shaping the morals and values of future generations of our leaders and innovators.
‘Today, let’s recognize and honor all of our mothers, grandmothers and motherly figures for their wisdom, love and commitment to their children and our families.
‘I ask each of you to take time today to thank a mother and let her know how much you appreciate her. I wish all of our mothers a happy Mother’s Day. May God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.’
Melania Trump paid tribute to fellow moms across the country in a heartfelt Mother’s Day address from the White House on Sunday morning
Melania is seen with husband Donald and their 14-year-old son Barron married Melania Knauss in 2005 and they have 14-year-old Barron
Melania appeared in the video wearing a pale pink frock designed by Gabriela Hearst.
She complimented the $3,000 dress with a full face of makeup topped off with light pink highlighter on striking cheekbones framed by bronze tresses pinned in a half-up hairstyle.
Other leading ladies in the Trump family also marked the holiday in Instagram posts.
Ivanka Trump, 38, posted several throwback photos with her mother Ivana.
‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the Superwomen out there, especially those who may not be able to receive a warm embrace from their children today,’ the president’s eldest daughter, who has three children of her own with husband Jared Kushner, wrote in the caption.
‘Thank you for giving us life and love! Mom, showering you with gratitude and virtual kisses, today and always! xoxo.’
Lara Trump, the wife of the president’s second son Eric, posted a photo of herself holding one of their two children in one hand and a vacuum in the other.
The 37-year-old paired her ‘Mom Life’ shirt with a hilarious expression of exhaustion.
Ivanka Trump, 38, posted several throwback photos with her mother Ivana. In the caption she wrote: ‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the Superwomen out there, especially those who may not be able to receive a warm embrace from their children today. Thank you for giving us life and love! Mom, showering you with gratitude and virtual kisses, today and always! xoxo’
Lara Trump, the wife of the president’s second son Eric, posted a photo of herself holding one of their two children in one hand and a vacuum in the other
President Trump paid tribute to his own late mother, Mary Anne Trump, during an interview with Fox & Friends on Friday.
Mary Anne Trump, who was born in Scotland, emigrated to the U.S. at 17, married Fred Trump in 1936, raised five children, and died in 2000.
‘I had a great mom. I love my mom and she loved me,’ Trump said, adding, ‘which is, I must tell you, is probably not easy to do but she was so good to me.
‘I couldn’t do any wrong, which is a big problem, which is maybe why I ended up the way I ended up.’
Donald Trump had fond memories of his mom Mary Anne Trump ahead of Mother’s Day; he’s seen here with his dad Fred and mom Mary Anne in New York in 1992
President Trump with his mother in 1977; Mary Anne Trump died in 2000 before he became president but after he was a celebrity businessman
Mary Anne Trump – who was born in Scotland, emigrated to the US at 17, married Fred Trump in 1936, raised five children, and died in 2000 – was slight of build but had an elaborate hairstyle, described as a ‘dynamic orange swirl.’
President Trump said in the past he got ‘my sense of showmanship from my mother.’
Trump’s father Fred died a year before his mother. Both missed out on seeing Trump elected to the White House but did live to see him become a celebrity businessman.
The president, in a rare of introspection, talked about the qualities his parents had an instilled in himself.
‘My mother was somebody that gave me a lot of confidence and she believed in me,’ Trump, 73, noted. ‘My father was the same. I mean, he was a strong guy but he was a good man, very good human being, very good person. And he always had confidence in me so. And in our family.’
Trump was married to Ivana Trump from 1977 to 1992 and had children Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric (seen here in 2015)
Donald Trump with Ivana, Ivanka and Eric in 1998 at Mar-a-Lago
Trump, who has been divorced twice and is the father of five children via three wives, also said he was at an advantage for having grown up in a two-parent household.
‘I had really, really good parents and it’s such an advantage in life. You know, you see so much with the single families and the children growing up without a mother or father or whatever it may be. It’s a very tough situation for people – a very, very tough situation,’ he noted.
‘If you’re lucky – and there’s a lot of luck involved – if you’re lucky enough to have one great parent or ideally two great parents, what a tremendous advantage it is in life. It’s just a tremendous thing,’ he said.
In 2016, the U.S. Census found that a majority of America’s children – 73.7 million or 69 per cent – live with two parents. The second most common arrangement was children living with a single mother, at 23 per cent.
Trump concluded his reflection on his family with: ‘I miss my parents.’
Trump’s parents met at a dance in the 1930s. Fred Trump started a construction business that would eventually be worth millions and some of that money went on to fund Donald Trump’s start in the New York business world.
Trump was married to Marla Maples from 1993 to 1999 and they have daughter Tiffany (seen here in 1994)
Trump married Melania Knauss in 2005. They welcomed son Barron the following year
Trump himself has had three wives.
He was married to Ivana Trump from 1977 to 1992 and had children Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
He was married to Marla Maples from 1993 to 1999 and they have daughter Tiffany.
Ivana Trump and Marla Maples got solo custody of their children in their divorces.
Trump married Melania Knauss in 2005 and they have 14-year-old Barron.
Trump praised Melania’s parenting skills during his ‘Fox & Friends’ interview.
‘Melania has been a great mother to Barron. I will tell you that Barron is growing up, really beautifully and she’s been a great mother to Barron,’ he said.
Most of the children are involved in the Trump family business. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric run the Trump Organization while Ivanka Trump serves as an adviser to the president in the White House. Tiffany Trump attends Georgetown Law School and Barron Trump goes to school in the Washington D.C. area.
The president headed to Camp David this weekend to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff but was expected to return on Sunday in time to celebrate Mother’s Day.