Although some people claimed the First Lady was having a boob job, Melania was actually having very serious kidney surgery. Author Kate Bennett, who is releasing an unauthorised biography called ‘Free Melania’, has now revealed the surgery was “not minor”.
According to a trusted source, Ms Bennett wrote in her book: “Melania’s medical issue was indeed not minor — and that an embolisation of a growth of some sort, small or large, when attached to the kidney, as hers might have been, made for a dangerous and complicated procedure.”
The author added there was concern that if she did not recover fully, she could have lost her kidney.
Ms Bennett added: “Couple that with the amount of pain she had apparently been in, according to close friends, and how long she had been in pain prior to the surgery, and there was concern that if her recuperation was not careful and extended, her type of condition could possibly result in the loss of her kidney.”
Melania was in hospital in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington DC.
A spokesperson made an announcement about the operation via Twitter at the time.
The post read: “This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.
“The procedure was successful, and there were no complications.
“Mrs Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week.
The First Lady is 11 years older than his daughter.
Ivanka has never publicly discussed her relationship with her step-mother.
Melania’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham told Vanity fair the two women do indeed get along well.
The First Lady told Harpers Bizarre she was not mother to her husband’s children.
However, according to a former White House insider, on one occasion Melania and Ivanka butted heads.
Vicky Ward, author of ‘Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption’, revealed details about the tensions on ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert.
She said: “Melania Trump is the only person in my book who has ever successfully stood up to Ivanka Trump and won.”
The former White House employee and author said the women argued over office space in the East Wing.
Ms Ward claimed Ivanka had a “Trump family office” drawn up for the East Wing.
The author said: “This is normally the territory of the First Lady.
“When Melania Trump heard about this, she put a very quick end to Ivanka’s plans.”