Melania Trump appeared alongside her husband for the first time in seven months Tuesday night for a Halloween party at Mar-a-Lago.
After largely maintaining a low profile this year—including skipping all of Donald Trump’s indictments—the former first lady was pictured at the event in Florida wearing a black dress and greeting guests.
For the former president’s part, he entered the party to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and was photographed giving a thumbs-up alongside one guest who’d apparently come dressed as President Joe Biden.
According to the Daily Mail, the event was the first time the Trumps had been seen together since an Easter brunch at the estate in April. Another attendee at the Halloween party went dressed as Biden’s son Hunter and was recorded carrying an inflatable sex doll, a bag of white powder, and a bong.
Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle was also photographed at the do dressed as Snow White. Her partner—the former president’s oldest child—as well as Eric Trump are expected to take the stand this week in the $250 million New York fraud case against their family and business empire. Donald Trump himself and his daughter Ivanka will testify next week.
The case is just one of several against Trump throughout which Melania has been conspicuously absent. On April 4, Melania did not show up at her husband’s arraignment on 34 felony counts relating to hush-money payments to hide an alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. She also wasn’t present that evening when Trump spoke at Mar-a-Lago to denounce the investigations against him.
The following weekend, Melania was seen at the Palm Beach resort dining with her husband at an Easter brunch. But she has since failed to appear at his court dates and campaign stops amid reports that she was angry at Trump’s alleged affair with Daniels and found his political engagements uncomfortable. Melania’s office released a statement that month saying news outlets were making “assumptions” about her stance on “subjects that are personal, professional, and political.”
In September, Megyn Kelly asked Trump in an interview how his wife was doing, noting that the public hadn’t “seen a lot of Melania lately.” The former president didn’t go into details about the absences, instead praising his wife as “very strong” and “very even-keeled.”
“We actually get along very well,” he added. Kelly also said that “Melania is so mysterious to so many” and asked Trump what he thought people misunderstand about her. “I think part of the beauty is that mystery,” Trump answered, before going on to say: “She’s introspective and she’s confident. She doesn’t need to be interviewed by you to get ripped apart for no reason—she doesn’t need to be out there.”