Rankling the new first lady, unlike her husband, is her desire to maintain her privacy and be as little as possible in the constant public eye.
"This life wasn't her dream. It was Donald's", says Phillip Bloch, a stylist for and friend of The Trumps. "Truthfully, it's a lot to cope with".
If it's any consolation to Melania: It's going to be a long four years for all of us ...
"Melania says she's most happy at Mar-a-Lago", a source confided.
Then again, let's not get over-zealous with the sympathy.
Another source even went as far as to claim the former model "is unhappy with how her life ended up".
Melania Trump first lady misery: 'Who will save me from myself?'
The move comes despite the customary dictum of first ladies moving to Washington DC to be by their president husband's side at the Oval house.
However, a chorus of critics, led by U.S. singer Lady Gaga, said Melania decrying bullying was "pure hypocrisy" given her husband's penchant for attacking people online. "The White House is a remarkable and historic site and we are excited to share its beauty and history", she said in a press release.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Melania's new look?
Melania was in the spotlight during the inauguration ceremony after incredible footage caught the exact moment her smile dropped off her face. The reluctance to play the role of wife of the president may be why the very private Melania has remained in their Manhattan penthouse while Trump spends his weekdays at the White House.
She attended the January 20 inauguration-looking noticeably glum when her husband wasn't watching but the cameras were-and accompanied the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie for a weekend to the Trumps' winter home in Florida in early February.
"Melania has the Secret Service take Barron to and from his private school", a source said.
While she has ultimately kept her plans as First Lady under wraps as of yet, Melania has hired her Chief of Staff as Lindsay Reynolds, a former associate director of the White House Visitor's Office during the George W. Bush administration, and is "putting together a professional and highly-experienced team".
After school, they both stay in, with Barron doing his homework and watching cartoons, USA said.