Melania Trump ignored social distancing as she held on to a soldier’s arm as her husband stood away at a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony.
The First Lady was escorted to the ceremony by the solider as Trump played a ceremonial role in the service by laying a wreath.
However, Melania, who did not wear a face mask, continued to hold on to the soldier’s arm throughout the service – despite standing closer to her President husband in previous years at Arlington, Texas.
The images have fuelled further speculation of a growing rift between Melania and Donald Trump.
It comes after sources claimed Melania, 50, is “counting every minute” until she can divorce the Trump.
Ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed the couple’s marriage was over, saying: “Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce.
“If Melania were to try to pull the ultimate humiliation and leave while he’s in office, he would find a way to punish her.”
Melania is said to have burst into tears when her husband triumphed in 2016, with one friend saying: “She never expected him to win”.
She also waited five months before moving from New York to Washington, allegedly because the couple’s son Barron “needed to finish school”.
But former aide Stephanie Wolkoff has now claimed Melania was negotiating a post-nuptial agreement to give Barron an equal share of Trump’s fortune, reports the MailOnline.
At a final presidential debate between Donald Trump and President Elect Joe Biden last month, Melania appeared to full her hand away as her husband reached out.
The president and First Lady were leaving the stage alongside one another as Melania began to walk ahead of her husband.
She then appears to pull her hand away from his and strides forward.
Trump falls behind his wife and momentarily places his hand on her back before both walk off the stage.
Trump’s previous marriages have also often been seen as turbulent, with a reputation tied to a “playboy” image in the past as well as rumoured affairs.
In 1977 he married Ivana Trump, which ended when he met model Mara Maples in the early 1990s.
Ivana and Trump divorced in 1991 before Trump wed Marla two years later.
The First Lady, her husband Donald and their son Barron all caught Covid-19 as the virus spread through the White House.