Tiffany Trump’s Arab-American fiancé, Michael Boulos, whom she engaged the day before Donald Trump left the White House, comes from a wealthy family who suffered a tragedy.
Tiffany TrumpThe 27-year-old made headlines on January 19 when she announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend Michael Boulos, 23, and now we learn more about the play and where he comes from, as well as his father’s attitude towards the couple. The Arab-American entrepreneur who soon will be Donald TrumpThe son-in-law is heir to his family’s multi-billion dollar motorcycle business, Boulos Enterprises, and proposed a $ 1.2 million engagement ring to Tiffany the day before Trump left the White House. His father, Dr. Massad Boulosspoke to Daily Mail about his family’s story and his feelings for the happy couple’s exciting news.
“It’s great news, it was an amazing love story and it will continue to be,” he told the outlet about the engagement. “This is just one chapter you are now beginning on a long journey of hopefully love and prosperity.”
Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos announced their engagement on January 19. (AP)
Massad was born in Kfaraakka near the Lebanese border and came to the United States as a child in the 1970s. He married Michael’s mother Sarah Fadoulwho is the daughter of tycoon Zouhair FadoulWhen he was a student, Zouhair brought him to the family business Fadoul Group, which looks after interests such as construction and vehicle sales in 13 African countries. Sarah, who was based in Nigeria, founded the Nigeria Performing Arts Society (SPAN).
After their marriage, Michael, who is the second of four siblings, was eventually born in Houston, Texas, but he and his family grew up mostly in Lagos, Nigeria. When Michael was only six years old, a great tragedy occurred when he and his family lost seven family members in two accidents just days apart. The first involved the death of Sarah’s aunt and uncle from a house fire caused by faulty Christmas lights, and the second affected five other family members, including Sarah’s mother and brother, who all died when their charter flight crashed on Christmas Eve on their way to the funeral.
“It was a terrible tragedy for the whole family,” recalled Massad. “Michael was six years old at the time and in a different country, but it hit everyone.”
Tiffany Trump’s engagement announcement included that message along with a beautiful photo of the couple posing in the White House. (Courtesy of Instagram)
Michael finally left Lagos after finishing school to attend Regent’s University in London for three years. After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Management, he earned a Masters in Project Management, Finance and Risk from City, University of London.
Though Michael has been eye-catching lately for his romance with Tiffany, he’s not the only member of his family to be in the spotlight every now and then. His brother, Tariffs BoulosThe 30-year-old showed interest in acting and appeared on Netflix’s The Crown in the non-speaking role of film director Ken Russell. “He was always smart and great with people in school – both of them have – but Fares put his heart on acting early,” said Massad.
As for what Michael is up to now and what the future holds now, as Tiffany, who he’s been with since 2018, will definitely be a part of it, Massad sounded confident. “He is involved in different aspects [of the family business] However, he is currently in the US and has been working on his own projects lately, ”he confirmed before also admitting that he doesn’t think he’ll be returning to Nigeria. “I can imagine that they will likely settle in Florida for the foreseeable future,” he said.
He also believes the wedding will be in the US and that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club would be a great venue. “That would be amazing, it’s a fantastic place, but of course that’s his decision, not mine,” he said.