An alleged affair with Trump's eventual second wife Marla Maples contributed to the end of their marriage in 1990. According to Elite Daily, Ivana received somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 million in the divorce settlement, which included property in Florida, Connecticut, and New York.
Meanwhile, years after a reportedly-nasty divorce, Town & Country reports Ivana and Donald Trump now enjoy a good relationship. Much less is known about the woman he married after he and Ivana split up, Marla Maples.
Maples and Trump reportedly became involved while he was still married to Ivana. The relationship between the two sent the media into a frenzy, with the press blaming her for breaking up Trump's marriage.
Maples escaped the press by going to Guatemala with the Peace Corps for a time. Ivana eventually won a multi-million dollar divorce settlement (per The New York Times), and Trump was a single man again, but he didn't immediately marry Marbles after his divorce was finalized in 1991.
They saw each other off and on, finally tying the knot in 1993, two months after their only child, Tiffany Trump, was born. “Honestly, I'm glad it happened,” he told Howard Stern in 2004 (via Newsweek).
Trump's early ambivalence did not bode well for their future relationship. Before her relationship with Trump thrust her into the limelight, Maples was a budding actress with a handful of roles under her belt (per IMDb).
She has continued to act sporadically over the years, with roles in films and shows like Clueless, Loving Annabelle, Liv and Maddie, and The Righteous Gemstones. Per Bustle, other endeavors include a podcast, a 2013 album called The Endless, and a stint on Dancing with the Stars in 2016.
“I believe silence was really important for a while,” she said on the podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Paris in 2018 (via Newsweek). A source told Vanity Fair that Maples did consider speaking out during Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, though, and had even spoken to a publisher, but was reportedly talked out of it by Trump and his daughter, Ivanka.
“He’s going to go down to Palm Beach and play golf and live the normal life, I think. The former model and Donald Trump Jr. split up in 2018, with Vanessa seeking an uncontested divorce.
“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” they said in a statement (via The New York Times). While the split seemed amicable, sources told Page Six that it was anything but and that Vanessa was deeply unhappy for much of her marriage.
She doesn't live a lavish life and can very rarely pick up a check at dinner.” At the end of 2019, she shared a photo on Twitter of herself and her kids visiting Santa at Trump Tower.
Several days later, she shared a Christmas greeting in a tweet, accompanied by more family photos. After that, she didn't post for months, only coming back to the platform in May to open up about homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a follow-up tweet she added, “I praise all the teachers and schools that are trying to make remote learning fun and as enjoyable as possible under the circumstances. In December 2019, the president's son revealed that Vanessa had cooked a second Thanksgiving meal for them and for the kids.
She also liked several tweets paying tribute to President Trump's late brother, Robert Trump, including a tweet from the president himself honoring his sibling. Donald Trump ’s romantic past will be one of the topics focused on during the A&E documentary series The Trump Dynasty.
Trump met his first wife, Czech model Ivana Zelnickova, in New York City in 1976. The couple dated for about a year before marrying in a lavish wedding ceremony on April 7, 1977.
She also served as President of the Trump Castle Hotel and Casino. Ivana filed for divorce from Trump in 1992, when she discovered that he was having an affair with actress Marla Maples.
Despite their divorce, Ivana and Trump have remained close and raised their children together. Ivana, now 70, has spoken at length about her ex -husband’s presidency, and said that she doesn’t think he should campaign for re-election come 2020.
Donald is going to be 74, 73 for the next and maybe he should just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune.” “I think he probably a little of freedom, I don’t think he probably knew how much is involved of being the president,” she added.
Maples, now 55, recalls how the tabloid rumors surrounding them nearly derailed their romance. They wouldn’t leave my family alone,” she told People Magazine.
The 71-year-old former model, who has been married four times, also praised Trump ’s controversial immigration policies. She backed her ex -husband’s claims that immigrants are criminals who come to America to rape and steal.
I am immigrant, but they have to come to the country legally, they have to get a job, they have to pay taxes like the rest of Americans.” She also took a few shots at Melania Trump by saying she is not doing a good job as the first lady: “I am not sure.
Ivana also confessed that she is not a friend of Melania, and she avoids calling the White House for this reason: “And I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife. The president is an underdog against Joe Biden when it comes to the November election, but his family seems united behind him.
Marla Maples, Donald Trump ’s second wife, told Access Hollywood her ex -husband “knows how to get what he wants.” She acknowledged that there was a lot the two didn’t agree on, but when they first met, she did admire that about him. Ivana Trump, Donald Trump ’s first wife, said on Good Morning Britain in early 2018 that her ex -husband is “definitely not racist.” Rather, she doesn’t believe he is.
She knew him rather early on in his career, and said he loves to make decisions and deals, and anything that involves a contract.