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Meet First Lady Melania Trump's Parents – Viktor and Amalija Knavs

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 10, 2019
03:00 A.M.

Here's what you should know about Donald Trump's in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who met in 1966.

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Melania's father, Viktor, was from the nearby town of Radeče, a small town in the Lower Sava Valley in eastern Slovenia. He managed car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer.

Amalija Knavas and Viktor Knavas at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on March 31, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Amalija Knavas and Viktor Knavas at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on March 31, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Melania is currently busy with her campaign called Be Best, which centers around the prosperity of youth while supporting against cyberbullying and drug use.

Meanwhile, Amalija, Melania's mother, came from the village of Raka, a village in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. She worked as a patternmaker at the children's clothing manufacturer Jutranjka in Sevnica.

Melania has an older sister, Ines, who is an artist, and an older half-brother from her father's past relationship.

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A year ago, Viktor and Amalija swore an oath of citizenship in a naturalization ceremony in New York. The couple had previously lived on green cards sponsored by Melania.

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Viktor and Amalija frequently travel with the first family, and they also attend events in the White House regularly.

The couple, who are apparently close to their grandchild, Barron Trump, still maintain close ties to their hometown in Slovenia.

Amalija Knavas and Viktor Knavas at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 11, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Amalija Knavas and Viktor Knavas at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 11, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Much the same as Melania, Amalija also has perfect styling, great makeup, fashionable, and marvelous garments. The two often wear similar glasses. Another thing in common is their love of heels.

The First Lady of the United States turned into a fashion icon after Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017.

Amalija Knavas at the White House in Washington, D.C. | Photo: Getty Images

Amalija Knavas at the White House in Washington, D.C. | Photo: Getty Images

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A lot of news outlets were providing details regarding her fashion choices at the time. The fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, even compared her wardrobe as First Lady to that of Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan.

Melania is currently busy with her campaign called Be Best, which centers around the prosperity of youth while supporting against cyberbullying and drug use.

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In March 2017, she hosted her first White House event, a luncheon for International Women's Day. Amid the occasion, she opened up about her life as a female immigrant, and about working towards gender equality both locally and abroad.

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