Melania Trump Doesn't Want to Be Involved in Husband's Campaign: 'I'm My Own Person'

by Jackie Willis 9:06 AM PST, January 06, 2016
Photo: Harper's Bazaar

Melania Trump could be the next first lady, but she doesn't seem to have any political agenda whatsoever.

Donald Trump's wife posed for Harper's Bazaar, and revealed that she is a silent supporter of her husband's presidential campaign.

"I'm choosing not to go political in public because that is my husband’s job. I’m very political in private life, and between me and my husband I know everything that is going on," she said. "I follow from A to Z. But I chose not to be on the campaign. I made that choice. I have my own mind. I am my own person, and I think my husband likes that about me.”

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While Melania says she's happy in her marriage, she confessed to not always seeing eye-to-eye with the presidential hopeful. "I give him my opinions, and sometimes he takes them in, and sometimes he does not. Do I agree with him all the time? No. I think it is good for a healthy relationship," she explained. "I am not a 'yes' person. No matter who you are married to, you still need to lead your life. I don’t want to change him. And he doesn’t want to change me."

Photo: Harper's Bazaar

She also shared a funny story with the magazine about her husband's first attempt to get her attention at New York Fashion Week. "He wanted my number, but he was with a date, so of course I didn't give it to him. I said, 'I am not giving you my number; you give me yours, and I will call you," she recalled. Donald gave her all his numbers. "I was struck by his energy. He has an amazing sense of vitality.”

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Melania doesn't typically smile much for photos but she still has a sense of humor. She admitted in her interview that she has seen Cecily Strong's impersonation of her on Saturday Night Live -- and she's not offended.

"It's kind of an honor, actually, to have someone play you like that in a fun way," the 45-year-old former model said. "We laugh a lot about that. It’s funny to see how people see you."

Donald, 69, also seems fine with SNL's impersonations of him as he hosted the variety show in November and garnered the highest ratings for the program since Miley Cyrus hosted in 2012.

When ET spoke to Donald in November, he was just as supportive of his wife as she is of him. "I think [Melania] would be an amazing first lady," he gushed. "She's very smart."

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Here's more of our interview with the aspiring politician: