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First son Barron Trump: Then and now

Donald and Melania Trump’s son is celebrating his 12th birthday! Barron was thrust into the public eye at a very young age, thanks to his famous father. In 2006, at just 6 months old, we got our first look at baby Barron. A year later, he had plenty of camera time posing next to his father when Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And as for red carpet appearances, the youngest Trump sibling made a few before he was even in kindergarten — what were you doing at 5?

Barron is now growing up in the White House — literally. He’s almost as tall as his parents! He’s the first kid to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. (other presidents’ sons since Kennedy have all been adult men when their fathers took office). First lady and mom Melania wants her son to cherish the experience. In an interview with Us Weekly, she said, “I tell him: Take it day by day, enjoy your life, live your meaningful life, as I like to do.”