'Melania is my rock and foundation, and I wouldn't be the man I am today without her by my side.
The 39-year-old, real name is Stephanie Clifford, is fighting a 2016 non-disclosure agreement allegedly arranged by Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Cohen has said that as part of the pact, he paid $130,000 to Daniels out of his own pocket just before the presidential election and that he wasn't reimbursed. Trump recently told reporters he had no knowledge of the Cohen's payment to Daniels.
More than a week ago, Mr Avenatti tweeted a photo that he said showed Daniels sitting with a forensic sketch artist. While she was getting items out of her auto, Daniels alleges that the man in the sketch told her "leave Trump alone, forget the story".
Clifford told The View that the man who threatened her was "sort of well-dressed" and "nothing about him alarmed me" at first.
"Then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a lovely little girl". Despite this, Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti have made the rounds in the media, going as far as claiming that she was once threatened by an unnamed man to keep the affair private. "I can't imagine when he found the time, except for maybe the day I left".
"I was embarrassed ... at that point, he didn't know [about the alleged Trump affair] ..."
Porn star Stormy Daniels has released a sketch of the man she claims threatened her to stay quiet about her alleged relationship with President Trump - and the man bears a striking resemblance to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
The internet quickly began identifying celebrities who seemed to bear a resemblance to the man. "Never in a million years", Avenatti said. "He has played by a different set of rules or, shall we say, no rules at all". Trump said he was unaware of the payment and the White House had said Trump denies that the one-time sexual encounter took place.
"I am dancing more". She has had to retain a team of bodyguards, as well as a tutor for her daughter.
As soon as the court adjourned, Avenatti whisked Daniels out of the room and declined to answer questions.
Daniels was originally scheduled to appear on the morning talk show on February 1, but abruptly canceled. "I think it's pretty remarkable what he's achieved in life". "If he walked in this door right now, I would instantly know".
"There's a lot of publicity, but I didn't do it for that because this is not what I want to be known for", she said. "My first thought is how could [Daniels] have been with him when I was with him?" You deserve to be put to sleep because she's better off [without you] than with you. I'm sure you're making a lot of money, no disrespect. "So it's intense", she said of the newfound fame.
When the show returned for a brief sign-off, Daniels got the rest off her chest, and said that if she could "inspire or convince a woman" who feels as though she has been intimidated or bullied to step forward and bring their attacker to task, "then I'm happy".