Melania Trump shared rare sparkling selfie on New Year's eve without Donald Trump

First Lady Melania Trump marked the New Year by posting a rare, close-up selfie of herself. She grinned in the sparkling selfie without her husband, Donald Trump.

Melania Trump rang in the New Year in a special way this year. She took to social media to post a rare close-up pic of herself on Tuesday.

The First Lady posted the pic just after hosting a lavish New Year's Eve ball at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. She had returned to the exclusive resort to spend time with her son Baron Trump.

Her husband, President Donald remained at the White House. While he remained focused on politics, Melania turned her focus to the New Year's Eve celebrations at Mar-A-Lago instead.

The First Lady shared a glimpse into her glitzy affair with the rare selfie she posted. The selfie had a glittery 2019 social media filter emblazoned across it.

It was the only photo to mark the New Year. However, several guests at the glamorous Mar-a-Lago party shared more pics of the First Lady. 

  

Melania wore a long-sleeved sparkly v-neck black dress. She was accompanied by her son Barron wore a black tuxedo to the event. 

Amanda Ungaro, the model wife of United Nations Ambassador of The Commonwealth of Dominica, Paolo Zampolli, shared a gorgeous pic of herself posing with the First Lady. She also shared an Instagram story of Melania chatting animatedly at a dinner table.

Donald Trump wished the country a happy new year in a Twitter video. He also added a reminder that he'll be ringing in 2019 at the White House instead of at Mar-a-Lago with Melania.

"While I'm at the White House working you're out there partying tonight, but I don't blame you," said Trump in the 11-second video adding, "Enjoy yourselves, we're going to have a great year. Have a really, really happy new year.'

The Trump's have spent New Year's at Mar-a-Lago for decades. However, the president canceled his trip to Mar-a-Lago this year amid the government shutdown.

The shutdown began on December, 21 after the Democrats had refused to put the $5billion Trump wants to fund the wall into the Congressional budget. Before the political turn, the president intended to spend 16 days over the holidays at his Florida estate. 

Melania returned to the White House for Christmas Eve. She also joined her husband on his visit to see U.S. troops in Iraq. 

This year, tickets for the lavish New Year's Eve event hosted by Melania cost a whopping $1,000 for club guests and $650 for club members according to reports.

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