Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Oscars: A brief history

Before Donald Trump mocked the Oscars and made fun of the award show's dwindling ratings, he attended the ceremony multiple times with his wife, Melania.

Trump made his first appearance at the Academy Awards back in 2001 alongside then-girlfriend Melania Knauss. The high-profile red carpet outing came about three years into their romance. While Trump opted for a classic black tuxedo, his future wife opted for a figure-hugging white, sparkling gown with a plunging neckline. 

Though they had made a cameo in cult favorite film, "Zoolander," that year, their first Oscars outing came three years before the future president made his biggest dive into pop culture by hosting "The Apprentice," which premiered in 2004.

That year, the couple -- who had still yet to get married -- attended the annual Oscars viewing party thrown by Elton John's AIDS Foundation, where Melania upped the sex appeal in a lingerie-inspired white dress with a sheer bodice and thigh-high slit. Trump opted for what would become his signature look: A dark suit with a colorful tie, this time in lavender.

See photos of Donald and Melania Trump at the Oscars through the years:

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 29, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: (L-R) Teresa Barrick, Steven Tyler, Melania Knauss and Donald Trump attend the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Exclusive Inside Coverage) at Mortons on February 29, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Donald Trump during 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during 12th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by In Style - Inside at Pearl in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual Oscar party co-hosted by In Style - Arrivals at Pearl in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
386900 83: Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss arrive for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
386900 171: Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss arrive for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
Donald Trump during The 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donald Trump & Samuel L. Jackson during The 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Donald Trump with a friend. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Donald Trump, Melania Knauss Trump, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on February 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss Trump attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on February 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Real estate mogul and Reality TV star and executive producer ('The Apprentice') Donald J. Trump (R) and new wife model Melania Knauss Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Academy Awards® party at Mortons restaurant. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump during 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Donald Trump during 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by Chopard - Arrivals at Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Donald Trump during 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by Chopard - Inside at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Tim Allen, Jane Hajduk, Melania Trump, and Donald Trump (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011, February 27, 2011 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011, February 27, 2011 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Portrait of married couple Donald and Melania Trump as they pose together on the red carpet at the Kodak Theater during the 83rd Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania at the 83rd Academy Awards, held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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The couple also hit the Vanity Fair Oscars Party later that night. Throughout the evening, they mingled with the likes of Sharon Osbourne and Steven Tyler.

One year later, just over a month after tying the knot in 2005, Donald and Melania attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party again. Trump wore another classic tux, while Melania wore a stunning beaded white gown with a feathered bottom.

Inside the party, the couple posed with then-couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, as well as Tim Allen and his future wife, Jane Hajduk. Allen would later prove to be one of Trump's most vocal celebrity reporters during his presidency.

The Trumps only attended the Oscars one more time, seven years later in 2011. The future first lady was a total vision in a form-fitting strapless black gown that sparkled as she posed alongside her tuxedo-clad husband. She opted for a more elegant updo while Donald did his infamous "You're fired!" pose from "The Apprentice" as they posed for photographers. They also attended the Vanity Fair party that year after the awards.

Considering the fractured relationship that Trump has had with Hollywood since campaigning for and ultimately becoming president, it would be safe to assume that we won't be seeing the first couple at the Academy Awards anytime soon.

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Melania Knauss and Donald Trump during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Cynthia Nixon accepts her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Sex and the City' with Donald Trump (L) and TV Personality Simon Cowell on stage during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Producers Mark Burnett and Donald Trump attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and fiancee Melania Knauss with Billy Bush (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Donald Trump and TC Personality Simon Cowell present on stage during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Producers Mark Burnett and Donald Trump attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: American game show host and real estate developer Donald Trump (left) and his fiance Melania Knauss attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Knauss is wearing a J. Mendel gown and carrying a J. Mendel handbag. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Donald Trump attends the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: American game show host and real estate developer Donald Trump (left) and his fiance Melania Knauss attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Knauss is wearing a J. Mendel gown and carrying a J. Mendel handbag. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donald Trump and his fiancee Melania Knauss at the arrivals of 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 19. Photo credit: ^^^ / Los Angeles Times (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Donald Trump and fiancee Melania Knauss during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Red Carpet at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Donald (L) and Melania Trump arrive at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Donald (L) and Melania Trump arrive at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Donald Trump (L) and Actress Megan Mullally perform the Green Acres Theme onstage at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Real estate mogul Donald Trump, from the nominated NBC reality show 'The Apprentice' and wife Melania Trump arrives at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Melania Trump during 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Melania Trump during 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Red Carpet at The Shrine in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
Melania Trump during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Melania Trump during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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