Louise Linton
Vice President Mike Pence (C) officiates the wedding of Louise Linton (L) and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R) on June 24, 2017, at Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stirred up a controversy as a report by ABC News stated Wednesday that he had asked for a government jet to take him and his wife, Louise Linton, on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer. The couple is evidently no stranger to controversy with his wife having seen her share of criticism for more reasons than one.

The Scottish actress and model married Mnuchin in June with Vice-President Mike Pence officiating it. The guests included President Donald Trump, his wife, Melania, and first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband and White House adviser, Jared Kushner.

Linton went on several trips with her husband since but one in particular to Fort Knox — an official visit to promote the president’s tax reforms — landed her in hot water after she posted a picture on Instagram of herself and Mnuchin disembarking from a military jet and tagged a series of high-end designers, like Tom Ford and Valentino. Another Instagram user Jenni Miller commented on the picture: “Glad we could pay for your little getaway #deplorable.”

Linton then wrote a scathing reply and said:

Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I'm pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day 'trip' than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours. You're adorably out of touch. Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute. I know you're mad but deep down you're really nice and so am I. Sending me passive aggressive Instagram comments isn't going to make life feel better. Maybe a nice message, one filled with wisdom and hunanity [sic] would get more traction. Have a pleasant evening. Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It's fab!

The post has since been taken down and Linton issued an apology.

On her website, Linton states that her passion for film and performing began at a very young age. Growing up, she “volunteered with mentally handicapped children” alongside her mother, who died of cancer when she was 14 years old.

According to her IMDb page, she trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and her first role was a guest star in "CSI: NY." She has also appeared in the TV series “Cold Case” and in the films “Intruder” and “Cabin Fever.

Linton also penned and self-published a controversial memoir, “In Congo’s Shadow” which focused on her year volunteering in Zambia in Africa. She was slammed for its content on social media with claims that the actress presented herself as a “white savior.”

She apologized for the book on her website and said she did not think it would insult anyone. My goal was to convey what a remarkable country it was and how I was personally moved by my experiences there. It was about being a naïve teenager on a big adventure who was reeling from the loss of her mother. I never imagined the book would insult anyone. I have great warmth and admiration for Zambia and her people, and was deeply dismayed and saddened that I had caused them any offense. Realizing my mistake, I immediately apologized and retracted the book,” she wrote.