Melania Trump insists she loves President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations he cheated on her.
Mrs Trump, who was interviewed by ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just spreading rumours about her marriage.
“I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip,” she said.
“But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines … and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.”
She insisted allegations of her husband’s infidelities are not a concern.
Porn star Stormy Daniels says she had a sexual relationship with Trump years ago. The president has denied a tryst with Daniels but has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for a hush money payment made to her.
Mrs Trump has generally stayed quiet on the subject. Asked if she loves her husband, she says, “Yes, we are fine. Yes.”
She played down a suggestion the repeated rumours of his philandering had put a strain on their marriage.
“It is not concern and focus of mine,” she added. “I’m a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”
But when she was asked if the speculation had hurt her, she paused. Then she reiterated the “media world is speculating.”
“Yeah, it’s not always pleasant, of course,” she said. “But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true and not true.”
Portions of Melania’s interview aired on Friday on “Good Morning America.” Her full interview is set to air Friday night in an ABC News special, “Being Melania – The First Lady.”
Other portions of the interview aired earlier this week featured Melania saying she could be “the most bullied person” in the world and saying women who make accusations of sexual assault need to “show the evidence.”