When she wed Eric Trump in 2014, Lara Yunaska knew she was marrying into one of the most famous families in America. Little did she know back then, however, just how famous the family would become. Fast forward to 2020, and Lara Trump is in the thick of it as an adviser to President Trump’s re-election campaign. However before she got into politics, regularly featuring on Fox News and attending campaign rallies, she had a whole different life – one she decided to leave behind in service of her father-in-law. So, what’s changed and what hasn’t since she married Eric and got caught up in the Trump whirlwind? Newly graduated: will daughter Tiffany be Donald Trump’s next lawyer? She knows how to feel the burn – and bake elaborate cakes Lara Trump was born Lara Yunaska, and studied communications at North Carolina State University before getting a degree in pastry arts from the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York. A keen athlete and marathon runner, Lara even worked as a personal trainer. A quick glance at her rock-hard abs on social media certainly go some way to explaining why she was so successful at whipping her clients into shape. View this post on Instagram Nothing better first thing in the morning than a strong dose of @teammaloney ☀️ A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on Mar 10, 2020 at 2:44pm PDT She is always loved the camera After studying communications, Lara interned at several TV stations, eventually bagging a job as a story coordinator on CBS’s Inside Edition . She was promoted to associate producer right before she left the industry to work for President Trump. 7 Ivanka Trump facts that may change your mind about ‘America’s Princess’ Mixing business and family Despite not having any previous political experience, Lara decided to help out the Trump presidential campaign full time just a year after her marriage to Eric. The family is famous for sticking together so it’s perhaps no surprise that she’s now taken an even more senior role as adviser to Trump on his 2020 re-election campaign. Her role behind the scenes? To focus on digital fundraising and merchandising efforts. View this post on Instagram Happy birthday Mr.President/grandpa! We all love you and are so proud of you!️ A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on Jun 14, 2019 at 8:59am PDT Meet Trump’s 3 grandchildren who call the White House their playroom She had to learn to accept the sometimes negative attention that comes with being a Trump Despite firmly believing in her father-in-law’s values and standing by her family, life in the spotlight has not always been easy. Lara said previously that being related to the President “hasn’t been easy for our family”. One particularly harsh comment came from comedian Chelsea Handler, who poked fun at Lara’s pregnancy news – a jab the mother of two says she has had to get used to. She now lives an extremely luxurious lifestyle Although Lara insists she and Eric are a “normal” couple that likes to stay at home, her lifestyle isn’t the least bit pedestrian. Eric is worth an estimated US$300 million, and the couple own two luxury homes, go on regular glamorous holidays, and now she has her own personal trainer. She also gets to dress up for gorgeous photo shoots at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, like this one: View this post on Instagram I cannot thank my friend @realoscarlopez enough for the opportunity to feel glamorous in your exquisite designs (at least for a few hours!) while 8 months pregnant! I’m so grateful to the entire team behind these photos!!! #DidNotWakeUpLikeThis : @realoscarlopez : @natashakertes ♀️: @fabiancisneross : @makeupevawillet : @hellomag A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:40am PDT Melania vs Ivanka Trump in fashion – who dresses better? She has a soft spot for animals Lara is a big advocate for animal rights and has previously spoken out about the growing trend of puppy mills around the world. She has two beagle rescues and even let on that she tried to convince both President Trump and vice-president Mike Pence to adopt a pup on various occasions. She hopes to use her platform to make a positive impact by convincing people to adopt from shelters rather than “shop” for their family pet. View this post on Instagram Eric and I are excited to add a boy to our pack in September! #BabyTrump A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on Mar 20, 2017 at 8:27am PDT Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .