Melania Trump Emotional Tribute Beloved Late Mother
Melania Trump delivers emotional eulogy at mother's funeral, celebrating her legacy and impact on family. Emotional and heartfelt tribute.
Melania Trump delivered a heartfelt eulogy at her mother's funeral, honoring her late mother, Amalija Knavs, with a touching tribute. The former first lady spoke at The Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla., and expressed her deep love and admiration for her mother, who she described as the epitome of elegance and grace. Melania emphasized her mother's boundless love for her family, her nurturing spirit, and her legacy that will last for generations.
She also spoke about her mother's role as a grandmother and the love and affection she showered on Melania and Donald Trump's son, Barron. Melania shared memories of her mother's days in the fashion industry, her love for couture, and her influence on Melania's own appreciation for fashion. She also highlighted her mother's resilience and determination, as well as her pride in becoming a U.S. citizen alongside her husband in 2018.
Melania fondly remembered the laughter and joy shared with her mother over family dinners and travels and described her as not only a mother but also a friend and confidant. She spoke of her mother as a ray of light in the darkest of days, celebrating successes and providing unwavering support during chaotic times. Melania concluded her tribute by expressing her gratitude for her mother and bidding her a peaceful rest.
The former president's daughters from his previous marriage, Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump, also paid their respects at the funeral services. Melania had announced her mother's passing on X (formerly Twitter) on Jan. 9, revealing that Amalija had passed away at the age of 78 after battling an undisclosed illness. The family matriarch had fallen "very ill" around Christmas time, and her absence from the Trump family photo was noted at the time. Despite her illness, Amalija Knavs was a beloved and cherished figure in the Trump family, and her passing was deeply felt by all.