Melania Trump not joining Donald for New Year's Eve
First Lady Melania Trump, official White House photo.

A spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump confirmed that the first couple would be spending New Year's Eve apart, reported CNN journalist Kate Bennett.

Melania flew to the White House to spend Christmas with her husband. She returned to Mar-a-Lago last Thursday. The president has remained at the White House to deal with the government shutdown, which has entered its 10th day.

"I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas,” he wrote. “We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete. Democrats must end Shutdown and finish funding. Billions of Dollars, & lives, will be saved!”

(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly claimed Melania and Donald Trump spent Christmas apart.)