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Melania Trump Post-Election Divorce Rumors Were Misleading

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Tabloids published the purported bombshell news in the days following her husband's loss in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
In November 2020, a number of tabloids and other news sources published what looked to be bombshell news. The articles reported that Melania Trump was planning to divorce then-U.S. President Donald Trump following his loss in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

However, more than a year has passed since current U.S. President Joe Biden was declared the winner in the race on the evening of Nov. 7, 2020. And no evidence exists that the former first lady had filed for divorce or planned to do so.

On the night of Biden's victory speech, DailyMail.co.uk published the headline: "Melania Trump is 'counting the minutes until divorce' when Donald leaves the White House after their 15-year 'transactional marriage', former aides claim." (In 2017, that same publisher paid out $2.9 million in a…
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