Meet Ines Knauss, Melania Trump’s Mostly Private Sister, And Donald’s Sister-In-Law

Melania Trump isn’t exactly the most public First Lady we’ve seen in recent administrations, and we know almost no details about her life other than that she was a model and then married Donald Trump.

To many Americans, she seems like the loneliest person on the planet right now, but she does have one person she can always count on—her sister, Ines Knauss.

Knauss is a few years older than Melania and lived right next door to the Trumps on Park Avenue. She’s an artist and fashion designer.

But most of all, she’s Melania’s most trusted friend. When Melania gave birth to Barron, Ines was the one there for her.

Milan-based fashion designer Luisa Beccaria told the Post that Melania is “very close to her family,” and that when Barron was born, she relied on Ines the most.

“Melania had all the professional help she needed at that point,” he said. “But it was her sister she trusted.”

The last year was not kind to Melania (or anyone living in America, really), but the previous two weeks were so bad, she ditched Trump on his trip to Switzerland and took a secret vacation to Florida, alone.

Nobody knows why she went, but even for Melania, she’s been a lot more silent than usual.

Before, if Melania had trouble, Ines was just an apartment building away, one that was also owned by Trump. Now, she’s a bit further.

We might not get a lot of details about Ines, or about Melania, but thanks to Ines’s Facebook page, we do have this:

Too bad no one ever told that child to avoid orange men.