FIRST Lady Melania Trump is yet to follow hubby Donald into the White House — but could this be the real reason why?
Former model Melania is still living in New York City’s Trump Tower over a month after the inauguration.
She has given her young son Barron as the reason, saying she’ll make the move once he has finished his school year.
But speculation has been flying over whether she will actually leave New York, with some sources claiming she’s not so keen.
And the reason why may be her so-called secret sister Ines Knauss.The 48-year-old lives just moments away from Melania in a plush New York flat round the corner from Trump Tower.
And she’s said to be one her closest confidantes.
As the Trump presidential campaign raged over the past two years Ines has stayed entirely under the radar.
She was virtually unknown to the public until mysterious photos emerged from her Facebook page.
Protective big sister Ines shared pictures on her open Facebook page from Melania’s successful modelling career, calling her by just the letter M.
Melania, who once posed naked on the front cover of GQ, graced the pages of magazines and appeared in fashion shows in her modelling heyday.
The touching family photos show a fresh-faced Melania posing for a photoshoot in Milan in 1992, and being held by mum Amalija Knavs as a toddler.
Social media users have been fascinated by the First Lady’s secret sister, questioning whether she is the person keeping Melania in New York.
One Twitter user wrote: “There’s a reason Melania Trump doesn’t want to leave New York. Her name is Ines Knauss.”
Melania confirmed she and Barron would be moving to the White House following his school term, after sources close to the family said she was reluctant to move.
The source told US Weekly: “They will re-evaluate toward the end of the school year if they will keep this arrangement or if Melania and Barron will move to Washington.
“They could go either way right now. They will ultimately do what’s best for Barron.”
She recently made her first solo outing as First Lady while meeting the Prime Minister’s of Japan’s wife.
Melania revealed an usual hobby set to keep her busy after taking Akie Abe on a tour of a botanical gardens near the Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion.