If America has anything close to a royal family, it's probably the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but the Trumps are certainly a close second. When it comes to wealth, complicated relations, and family businesses, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has quite the dynasty. While many of Trump's kids are faces of his presidential campaign, Trump's youngest son Barron is largely out of the spotlight. But who is he? Who's his mom? And how old is Barron Trump exactly?
If Trump is serious about setting his family up in Washington, D.C., Barron could be the tiniest press secretary ever. The 9-year-old is Trump's only child with his wife Melania. The Donald has four other children, Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric (all with ex-wife Ivana) and Tiffany (with ex-wife Marla Maples). Barron is just your regular 9-year-old boy, except that he has his very own floor in their New York City residence. Melania even told Parents Magazine in 2015 that Barron pretty much had full run of the place.
"One day he was playing bakery and he wrote Barron’s Bakery on the wall with crayons. He is very creative, if you say to a child no, no, no, where does the creativity go?" she said. Melania said that they just paint over the walls when it gets to be too much, which is pretty awesome. If I could have had free reign of the white hallways when I was 9, I would have been all over that.
Melania said she also spends most of the day with Barron, if she's able, dropping him off at school and picking him up, and making him lunch. While Barron is at school, Melania gets her work meetings and things in. So while Barron may have his very own floor in the house, Eloise-style, he doesn't have a nanny. Although Trump is on the campaign trail, Melania said he and Barron spend time together when they go down to Mar-a-Lago in Florida. And that time down south has seemingly inspired little Barron, too: In the same Parents interview, Melania said that she thinks Barron is like a "little Donald" when it comes to personality.
"Sometimes we play together and build cities or airports using Magna Tiles and Legos. He builds big projects," she said. Already, a little real estate mogul in the making. According to his mother, for a while, that was Barron's big dream for when he grew up.
"When he was 5 years old, he wanted to be like daddy: a businessman and golfer. He loves to build something and tear it down and build something else," she said. But all of that has changed a bit. He does write on the walls still, but as it turns out, it's normally in the name of his art. "He is very detailed at drawing," Melania said.
Who knows? Maybe there's an artist in the business oriented family.
Barron sounds like an average 9-year-old all around. Lucky as anything, but just like every other kid. And perhaps, most importantly, he seems happy to hang with his parents.