Melania’s parents, Viktor Knavs, 73, and Amalija Knavs, 71, are both of Slovenian origin, and lived in Novo Mesto, then part of Yugoslavia, when Melania was born.
Melania’s father, Viktor, comes from Radeče in Slovenia and previously managed car and motorcycles dealerships for a manufacturer.
Melania’s mother, Amalija, is from Raka, a village in eastern Slovenia know for its onions.
The pair are said to be close their grandson, Barron Trump, 11, who is Melania and Donald’s son, who they speak to in Slovenian.
They have also attended a number of public events, including sitting front row on the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony in November last year.
But are Melania Trump’s parents US citizens? The question has recently been in the media.
The Knavs’ spend a lot of time in the United States, and are said to spend time in Trump Tower, Manhattan and visit Mar-a-Lago often.
It has been said the pair have been granted official US residency.
“I can confirm they are green card holders and legal permanent residents of the United States,” the Knavs’ immigration lawyer Michael Wildes told CNN.
What is a green card? Green cards allow immigrants to the United States to have permanent residency to live and work there.
Melania Trump’s model career brought her to the United States, and became a permanent resident of the United States in 2011.
She later gained US citizenship in 2006, after marrying Donald Trump in 2005.
Melania Trump’s hair appeared messy and windswept in an awkward beauty blunder earlier this week.
The First Lady was forced to cover up an awkward bad hair day as she exited the flight, with a questionable hair style visible before she got on board.
The family were pictured leaving Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the US President is said to enjoy golf.