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Melania delayed White House move after Trump's win as she wanted to re-negotiate a better prenup, claims book

Three sources allegedly told the author of 'The Art of Her Deal' that the former supermodel had successfully renegotiated the terms of her prenuptial agreement with Trump by mid-2018
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A new biography about first lady Melania Trump claims that her good mood in the middle of 2018 wasn't exactly in reaction to the headlines of the day, but rather after a personal victory of sorts. Three sources allegedly told the author of 'The Art of Her Deal' that the former supermodel had, by then, successfully renegotiated the terms of her prenuptial agreement with President Donald Trump. Several details from the book, which is slated for release on Tuesday, were published by Washington Post author Mary Jordan. According to the publisher, the book draws on more than 100 interviews about the first lady's life, despite her known reticence.

U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump walk across the South Lawn before leaving the White House on board Marine One November 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Jordan's book claims that Melania was perturbed by one sensational headline after another in the months leading up to her husband's presidential inauguration, and therefore resisted immediately moving to Washington, D.C. After eyebrows were raised about what the distance between the first couple meant, Melania pointed to her son Barron's schooling in New York City. However, the book claims there was something else going on as well.

"Jordan reveals in a new book that the first lady was also using her delayed arrival to the White House as leverage for renegotiating her prenuptial agreement with President Trump," per The Washington Post.

The author claims, per the Post, that Melania needed a break following the relentlessly negative headlines about her husband's campaign, as well as time "to amend her financial arrangement with Trump — what Melania referred to as ‘taking care of Barron.' "

The first lady moved to the White House with her son in June 2017. According to Jordan's book as described by the Post, her mood had considerably improved by the middle of the following year because "Melania had finally renegotiated the prenup to her liking," sources claimed. "She wanted proof in writing that when it came to financial opportunities and inheritance, Barron would be treated as more of an equal to Trump’s oldest three children," Jordan wrote.

President Donald Trump introduces the first lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)

Of the supposedly more than 100 interviews for the book, one was with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed the future president and oversaw the transition until he was replaced by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Christie said Melania holds a special place for the president and is a crucial sounding board for him. Trump would often first call his wife after getting back to his plane from a rally, he added. "She always had commentary to give him, and I think that tells a lot about what he thinks of her," Christie told Jordan.

Jordan says that based on her research for the upcoming book, Melania and Donald are more similar to each other than a lot of Americans may believe. "They are both fighters and survivors and prize loyalty over almost all else," Jordan writes. "Neither the very public Trump nor the very private Melania has many close friends. Their loner instincts filter into their own marriage."

"Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources," a spokeswoman for the first lady told People, refuting the contents of the same. "This book belongs in the fiction genre."