I do. And by the way, she’s much more artistic than my hair would indicate. But she believes that if you like something the way it is, you should leave it. She doesn’t fool with the hair. She’s not trying to reinvent the wheel.
Can you explain why you’re getting married again? You haven’t been the poster boy for matrimonial bliss.
That’s an interesting question coming from Playboy. Melania is a very special woman, a good woman. She’s been loyal to me, and I’m a big believer in the great woman behind the man. I see it with Bob Wright, the chairman of NBC. His wife, Suzanne, is a great positive force, and Bob is an amazingly successful man. I’ve seen it the other way, too. When Andre Agassi was married to Brooke Shields, he couldn’t play tennis. His ranking fell to 200, and he’d get blown off the court. I think Brooke Shields is a wonderful girl; I know her. But then he married Steffi Graf and all of a sudden he was at number one again.
What has Melania added to your life?
I’ve had a successful career with Melania in it. The last five years have been my most successful. So maybe it’s the woman behind the man or the luck of the woman behind the man, but we’ve had a good run, and she’s great.
She’s a model. You’re a billionaire. But do you ever just sit around in your ratty underwear watching Elimidate together?
We love to watch television together, but we don’t get to hang out as much as I’d like. She does cook dinner for me every night, even if we’re going out. In fact, her biggest problem is that she’s too good of a cook—it’s hard not to gain weight when you’re with her.
Do you miss the alone time? Don’t you crave it occasionally?
Listen, Melania really understands me. She gives me tremendous space. She can read me better than anybody I’ve ever known. She understands when I want to be alone, and she’ll just leave me. I’ve been with other people who would say, “Oh, you’re not talking to me. Something’s wrong. Why aren’t we walking down the street together? Why aren’t we doing this together?” But Melania can tell when I’m in the right mood. It makes life a lot easier.