Twitter erupts after Melania Trump didn't stand when Trump mentioned "family & faith" during the State of the Union

Things appeared to get pretty awkward between President Donald Trump and the first lady during his first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

At one point in his address, the president made several bold remarks surrounding the "center" of American democracy, but the first lady's seemingly unmoved reaction to her husband's sentiment sent Twitter users wild with speculation.

“In America we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy are the center of American life,” the president said. “The motto is: In God we trust.”

And though his statement prompted standing ovations from many congressional members and attendees, the first lady remained seated.

Melania Trump's move failed to go unnoticed by the people of Twitter and has further fueled the wave of speculation surrounding reports that the first lady was blindsided by the news that adult film star Stephanie Clifford, or Stormy Daniels, was allegedly paid hush money to cover up an affair with the president in recent weeks.

"Looks like Melania didn't stand! Oh that's right #pornstar," one user tweeted, while another wrote: "Did you notice that Melania refused to stand when trump commented on family values being at the center of American life? She looked like she was in a Stormy mood."

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Anyone catch this? Melania Trump failed to stand with everyone else when Trump stated: "In America we know that… https://t.co/OSl9bCfxho
Melania Trump didn't stand dozens of times also, especially when Trump talked about "family."
@krassenstein Why would she stand up for that piece of shit? He’s humiliated her in front of the whole world....not… https://t.co/DVKmPrkEvS
For anyone upset Democrats didn't stand or show interest in listening to Trump at #SOTU2018 you must have missed Me… https://t.co/qGRlLBa4gZ
@DonaldJTrumpJr The dems stood for what they felt was correct and for the guests that were there. Why stand for an… https://t.co/vrW0hmn5rJ
Look at that Damn unpatriotic Fake American, Melania, Didn't stand once last night. @StephMillerShow https://t.co/de4Ba7BZqa
@VP @POTUS Big deal. I couldn't have gone to bed without knowing that really so important. I did not watch the Stat… https://t.co/IbMM4lWQgi
@foxandfriends Looks like Melania didn't stand ! Oh that's right #pornstar
@bmcwatson @SenBillNelson Because he can see through the nationalist BS that gives his supporters hardons. "The fla… https://t.co/0xk0mKucJm
Who else noticed Melania's undercover shade last night? She wore all white. Remember the all white and the white ro… https://t.co/PwPOGYjJmj
@RobinSchroeds If you believe that bs you're dreaming alright 😂 Melania looked thrilled lol. Didn't even stand up. Sad!
Any of you that watched the entire #SOTU did you notice Melania didn't stand when her husband got a standing ovatio… https://t.co/TENvIm3Vr6
Melania Trump didn't stand dozens of times also, especially when Trump talked about "family."
@FoxNews keeps talking about how often the Democrats didn’t stand but aren’t talking about how often Melania stayed seated. #Hmmm
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The first lady was reportedly “furious” with her husband following a report in the Wall Street Journal that alleged his lawyer paid a lofty settlement to Daniels to keep quiet about her relationship with the president in 2016.

The viral moment also arrives after Melania Trump abruptly canceled a planned trip with her husband to Davos and arrived separately to the State of the Union.

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US First Lady Melania Trump looks on as she arrives for the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump waves as she arrives for the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania trump arrives to attend the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (C-bottom) arrives to attend the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: First lady Melania Trump arrives for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: First lady Melania Trump arrives for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
First lady Melania Trump attends U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
First lady Melania Trump attends U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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