Melania Trump a virtual prisoner in the White House

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She recently spent time with Melania Trump during a three-day visit to the White House, and now French first lady Brigitte Macron has publicly revealed how sorry she feels for her US counterpart in a telling interview.

Wife to French President Emmanuel Macron, Bridgette, has spilled the beans on what really happens behind closed doors, claiming Melania “cannot do anything”.

Melania reportedly can’t even open a window at the White House, says Brigitte. Photo: Getty

“She can’t even open a window at the White House,” Brigitte told Le Monde.

“She can’t stick her nose outside. She’s much more constrained than I am. Me, every day, I’m out in Paris.”

While 65-year-old Brigitte – who has been married to Emmanuel, 40, for 11 years – has steadfastly refused to give up her independence, she’s hinted Melania has struggled with first lady life.

With media scrutiny at an all-time high following reports of Donald’s alleged affairs with adult actress Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, Brigitte explains there’s a hidden side to the US FLOTUS.

Brigitte and Melania clearly got along well, with the French first lady explaining how they shared the same sense of humour. Photo: Getty

Clearly getting along with Melania, Brigitte explains how the “kind, charming, intelligent and very open” Melania puts on a very different persona to the world.

“She’s a woman with a lot of character but tries to hide it,” the French first lady told the publication.

“She laughs very easily about everything but shows it less than I do.”

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