Inside Melania Trump's lockdown life: Fruits, pilates and bubble baths, here's how FLOTUS spends her day
Although Melania Trump has been a fairly private person since her stint at the White House began, the coronavirus pandemic has largely put a hold on her public appearances and event planning. But, the FLOTUS has adjusted her daily schedule accordingly.
Mostly confined to shooting health awareness PSAs to upload on her social media and teleconferencing with her counterparts in different countries across the globe, here is what the FLOTUS' daily routine looks like these days:
Her day begins around 5:30 am. Despite setting an early morning alarm, she always makes sure that she has ample hours of sleep as she believes it helps in a healthy lifestyle. She wakes up alone on her bed since she and her husband sleep in separate bedrooms, Business Insider reported.
Before the POTUS assumed office in 2017, Melania maintained that her "first job" was raising her son, Barron, 14. Being a hands-on mom, she would typically prepare breakfast and lunch for her son, drop Barron off and pick him up from school, and also help him with homework and attend his school events. But with school temporarily closed due to the virus, Barron has switched to remote learning.
Just because her public appearances have been suspended for the time being, Melania is not the one to laze around. She has been keeping fit by exercising regularly. She maintains a pilates routine, walks around wearing ankle weights and also plays tennis.
She also follows a healthy diet, which includes seven fruits every day. The first meal of the day is usually some sort of a smoothie or oatmeal. Occasionally, however, she does indulge in chocolate ice cream or Diet Coke.
Melania also religiously maintains a healthcare and beauty routine that involves moisturizing her skin and washing her face. She also takes a number of vitamins to keep her skin flawless and her hair shiny. To relax after a stressful day, Melania likes to take bubble baths.
The first lady normally doesn't check in with her husband while he's working in the West Wing of the White House unless the two have an official event together.
But that doesn't mean that's he spends her time sitting idle. Although the unusual circumstances at the moment prevented her from fulfilling one of her official duties at the White House, such as the Easter Egg Roll, she offered up a virtual reading of 'The Little Rabbit' for children instead. She has also taken the opportunity to reconnect with multiple spouses of world leaders, including Akie Abe of Japan, Brigitte Macron of France, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau of Canada, and Carrie Symonds, fiance to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an attempt to strengthen diplomatic relationships with the US allied nations.
Melania also maintains a close working relationship with the White House's chefs, florists, and butlers, often supervising the redecoration of parts of the historic building and overseeing the dinner luncheon menus during important state events. She had received flak for sharing an update about the construction of the private tennis pavilion on the South Lawn of the White House, supervised by her, which would serve as a "place to gather and spend leisure time for First Families" in the initial stage of the virus outbreak in the country.