The claim was made by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who used to work for Melania at the White House, on the Hollywood Life podcast. Donald Trump was replaced as president on January 20 by Joe Biden, winner of last November’s presidential election.
However the former president has continued to claim, without providing firm evidence, that the poll was rigged against him.
Mr and Mrs Trump were married in a traditional ceremony on Saturday, January 22, 2005.
Former aides to Mrs Trump have claimed the couple are set to divorce in the wake of the former President’s election defeat.
But Ms Wolkoff insisted Melania and Donald continue to speak regularly.
She said: “I believe their way of showing affection towards one another is her telling him how wonderful and great he is.”
“She was always his first phone call [after a rally].
“Always, no matter where she was.
“And the first thing he’d say was: ‘Bey Baby, how’d I do?’ Like he wants her approval.
“She tells him how it is but she also makes sure to elevate him and embrace what he’s doing, because that is who she is.”
Ms Wolkoff wrote ‘Melania and Me’, a book about her time working for Mrs Trump, which was published in September 2020
Mr and Mrs Trump are currently living at Mar-a-Lago, a luxury resort the former president owns in Florida.
A clip of the First Lady leaving her husband after they stepped off Air Force One was shared on social media, with users joking she is “totally done”.
One said: “Melania is totally done. She already quit posing.”
One user said: “That’s a divorce move haha.”
Another added: “His own wife couldn’t wait to get away from him.”
Omarosa Manigault Newman, ex-aide to the former First Lady, said in November: “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.”
She later claimed to ITV’s Lorraine Mrs Trump is “repulsed’ by her husband.