The media rumor mill is all aflutter after photos of first lady Melania Trump wearing a form-fitting blue dress caused some to speculate the former model might be pregnant. Photos of her wearing a $1,695 blue dress from the Michael Kors Collection Pre-Fall 2017 lineup were published on The Inquisitr’s website and from there the rumor mill went nuts. The dress highlighted Melania’s stomach and as one might expect, social media users and Google searchers would begin searching for information about whether or not Melania is pregnant.
Melania was dressed to impress as is her norm. However, this particular occasion was due to a White House visit by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo Garcia de Varela. After pictures of Melania wearing the dress appeared online hits on Google searches for phrases such as “Melania Trump belly” increased to some 4000%. This statistic is according to Google Trends statistics and cited by The Inquisitr. While The Inquisitr also revealed the search phrase “Is Melania Trump pregnant?” increased by more than 1,000% and the search phrase “Melania Trump blue dress” went up 750% along with additional variations of the search phrase “Melania pregnant now.”
Some are skeptical that pregnancy is possible due to Melania’s age. However, should these rumors have a basis in fact, Melania would not be the first female celebrity to give birth later in life. Parenting magazine states singer Gwen Stefani gave birth at the age of 44. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis were ages 45 and 48 respectively. Giving birth later in life is not without its risks though as the potential for complications and birth defects are known to go up as the age of the mother increases.
Older moms face a host of increased health risks, including a higher likelihood of developing gestational diabetes and hypertension and having a stillbirth and a preterm delivery. The expense of using IVF is another huge factor to consider—as is the sad truth that an older mom will have fewer years to spend with her children.
However, there is a growing trend for women waiting later in life to have children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, births by women between the ages of 50 and 54 increased by more than 165% between the years of 2000 to 2013. The government agency also notes that a total of 677 American women over the age of 50 gave birth in 2013, compared to just 144 in 1997. Reports attribute this increase to a rise in available fertility treatments and therapies. Both are believed to play a significant role in the increase of those statistics, however, the CDC does note it is currently unknown just what percentage of women over the age of 50 who have successfully given birth used fertility treatments.
The Inquisitr reports – “Melania’s blue sheath dress with its figure-flattering stretch bouclé-crepe caused quite the uptick in searches about Melania being pregnant or not. At 47 years of age, it is definitely possible for Melania to be pregnant if Mrs. Trump hasn’t experienced any surgery that prevents her from becoming pregnant. With women undergoing IVF treatments more and more these days, pregnancy might not be out of the question.”
Naturally, it seems many gravitate towards rumors of discord between President Trump and Melania as The Inquisitr also reports a significant rise in the search of the phrase “Melania boyfriend” on Twitter search engines. This rumor is nothing new as rumors of marital woeshave swirled around the President and the first lady for some time.
On May 21 former Clinton staffer Claude Taylor tweeted – “I was just told by a mainstream media member that Donald and Melania’s divorce papers were signed prior to election and settlement agreed to. Then he won.”
Many questioned whether his statement was accurate and expressed their skepticism. In response, Taylor tweeted back – “A reporter well known to many said this to me. My source is a well-known reporter. Not household name level — but established and respected by peers.”
Naturally, the tweet went viral among the leftist dominated Twitter with more than 7,000 likes and nearly 4,000 retweets. Yet, there are still no divorce or divorce papers filed…
The spokeswoman for the first lady, Stephanie Grisham refuted the allegations as ridiculous, stating “obviously that is absolutely false.”
It seems these rumors are being created by many of those that continue to hold the Trump family in complete contempt for no other reason other than President Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Revealing commentary posted by a popular blogger who is noted for stating she wants President Trump’s “whole wretched family out of power,” concocted the nonsense of Melania’s affair, stating –
But here it is: word is, for many years, Melania’s been having an affair with the head of security at Tiffany’s in the Trump Tower lobby…with DT’s knowledge. They had an agreement (written, I think) that if DT lost the election, they’d get divorced. But then he won. So they had to renegotiate the agreement. She is imprisoned in that marriage for as long as he’s president. Again: this is kind of obvious already to anyone with eyes. Melania looks miserable. But this would be a broader illustration of why. Also it’s why she doesn’t leave New York.
It seems as with anything we consider the source and take it with a grain of salt…