Donald and Melania Trump have been seen together in public for the first time since leaving the White House on January 20.
After leaving Washington on the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Trumps have moved back to Donald’s Mar-a-Lago resort in southern Florida.
The couple have been laying low, with Melania even removing all past posts from her Instagram account, last sharing something on the site on January 19 before posting two Valentine’s Day posts – neither of which mentioned her husband Donald.
Their post led to inevitable speculation about the couple, who had been dogged by divorce rumours for some time.
Such was the intensity of the speculation last year, one of Melania’s pals spoke out and blasted the suggestion as “pathetic”.
But they did spend Valentine’s Day evening together this year, enjoying a romantic meal in the Mar-a-Lago dining room, according to pictures from one Instagram user.
Photos shared on the social media platform showed Donald Trump, Melania, Donald Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle all enjoying their Valentine’s Day dinner with fans.
Sharing the images, the Instagram user wrote: “What a way to spend Valentine’s Day, having dinner in the dining room alongside the Trump family!”
It comes following reports that Melania’s failure to attend a Super Bowl party that her husband went to is a “probable” sign of “imminent divorce”, according to a relationship expert.
The ex-US President appeared at a Super Bowl party at his Trump International Golf Club in Florida on Sunday, but Melania was not present despite having gone in previous years.
A video of Mr Trump arriving at the golf club showed him entering the club dressed formally, wearing a navy suit and a blue tie, and without his wife, The WashingtonExaminer reports.
Melania’s absence prompted “rumours of domestic discontentment” among guests at this year’s party, The Critic magazine reported.
Pascale Lane, a Therapeutic Relationship and Life Coach, the founder of the Surviving to Thriving programme and author of How to be Happy in Life and Love: A guide to living the life you Deserve, believes this could be a sign the couple could soon split.
She told the Daily Star: “I reckon Melania is a shrewd woman. Not only has she been married to Trump for the past 15 or so years but she seems to be pretty headstrong and self-assured.
“It takes a pretty ballsy woman to knock away the attempted hand-hold of the US President on official visits, in front of the whole world to see and comment on.
“Is her lack of appearance at the Super Bowl party a sign of marital discontent? Yes, I would almost certainly say it is.
“Does this mean a separation is imminent? I’m not so sure… I would lean toward probable, but I wouldn’t say it’s a done deal.”