The secret to Donald and Melania Trump's marriage is reportedly 'long dinners on weekends'

The secret to Donald and Melania Trump's marriage is reportedly 'long dinners on weekends'

Ever since he assumed the presidency, Donald Trump and his wife Melania have received a lot of press coverage - but not all of it has been particularly positive.

Obviously, there was a lot of scandal around Trump's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels (something she claims took place shortly after Melania had given birth to their son, Barron), and Melania's persistent absence from official White House events or presidential visits urged many to believe that she's not all too fond of her husband.

However, Laurence Leamer, the author of Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace, claims to know a lot of intimate secrets about the president's marriage to the former supermodel - and says that the two have a very successful relationship.

In fact, he claims there is one specific thing that keeps the two of them working so well: their long weekend dinners.

WASHINTON DC - MARCH 31: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on March 31, 2019 in Washington, D.C.President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down Americas southern border this week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis-Pool/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

"What married couple spends three hours together alone at dinner?" he asks in his book. "They’re there so long - other people are leaving and they’re just … there. They dine for hours."

Leamer says that the President and First Lady will regularly enjoy these leisurely dinners at Mar-a-Lago, the 20th-largest mansion in the United States.

And, while their marriage has certainly had its rocky patches, this is actually the longest relationship that Donald Trump has been in.

The couple have been together more than 20 years now - married for 14 - which is impressive by any standards. They did actually have a minor breakup in 2000, but have stayed together ever since.

Indeed, Melania has told the media before that a lot of the negative coverage of her marriage is just speculation.

"I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip," she told ABC. "But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines … and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today."

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 03: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania greet reporters in the spin room following a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the State's primary. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

Still, others aren't convinced that the two get along all that well.

When President Trump first moved into the White House, of course, Melania did not go with him. They've been photographed on numerous occasions seemingly avoiding physical contact, and the two are not as well known for saying loving things about one another as, say, the Obamas.

But could it be that they really are a super loved-up couple, and that they just keep that side of things behind closed doors? Maybe. Are there more important things we should care about where the president is concerned? Certainly.

Now, let's hope that Donald is putting as much effort into his policymaking as he is with his decadent dinners at Mar-a-Lago.