President Donald Trump‘s wife and youngest child will move from their home at Trump Tower in New York City to the White House this summer, following their previously announced plan to allow Barron to finish out the school year before relocating.
Ahead of President Trump’s inauguration, several sources told PEOPLE that the former model, 46, was hesitant to live in the White House.
“Melania wants to stay in New York while her son goes to school,” a Palm Beach source said. “I don’t know if she will ever live away from New York full-time, especially with her son in school there. She loves her home in Manhattan and her independent life.”
Another insider told PEOPLE that the first lady will go to Washington when she can.
“Melania has spent a lot less time in Palm Beach since Barron has been in school,” the social source told PEOPLE. “She has rarely been in Palm Beach except for family holidays and charity fundraisers where she and her husband have shared the chairmanship. I see a similar pattern for her duties in Washington.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 14, 2017
A third social source said that “Melania is a great mother and that is her most important role.”