It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Amalija Knavs, the mother of former first lady Melania Trump. At 78 years old, Mrs. Knavs succumbed to an illness, leaving behind a legacy of strength and devotion.
A Mother’s Unwavering Grace
Amidst the chaos of political life, Mrs. Knavs remained a pillar of grace, warmth, and dignity. Her unwavering commitment to her family was evident at every turn. Melania Trump, in an emotional announcement on X, expressed her deep sadness and honored her mother’s memory:
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Amalija. She was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth, and dignity. She was entirely devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson, and son-in-law. We will miss her beyond measure and continue to honor and love her legacy.”
Remembering an Incredible Woman
Former President Donald Trump also shared his grief, paying tribute to Mrs. Knavs as an incredible woman:
“This is a very sad night for the entire Trump family! Melania’s great and beautiful mother, Amalija, has just gone to a beautiful place in the sky. She was an incredible woman and will be missed far beyond words!”
Indeed, the loss of a loved one is immeasurable, and our hearts go out to the Trump family during this difficult time.
A Life Shaped by Resilience
Born in 1945 in Slovenia, Mrs. Knavs grew up during a time of turmoil in the country, as it emerged from Nazi occupation and became part of Yugoslavia. Despite the challenges, she and her husband, Viktor, created a stable life for their daughter, Melania, in the town of Sevnica.
Working as a patternmaker at a children’s clothing factory and residing in a state-run housing complex, the Knavs couple nurtured their daughter’s dreams and values. Their unwavering support laid the foundation for Melania’s journey to become the esteemed individual she is today.
United on American Soil
In 2018, both Viktor and Amalija Knavs realized their own American dream by becoming citizens. The proud parents stood by their daughter’s side during a special ceremony in New York City, symbolizing the strength of their family bond and their belief in the promise of America.
Honouring a Legacy
Mrs. Knavs’s passing is a reminder to cherish and honor the legacies of those who came before us. Her indomitable spirit and dedication to family serve as inspiration to us all.
As we join Melania Trump in mourning the loss of her beloved mother, let us remember the importance of love, grace, and unity in our own lives. May Mrs. Amalija Knavs rest in peace, forever etching her memory in our hearts.