Donald Trump is currently married to Slovenian-born and former model, Melania Trump, with whom he has a 10-year-old son, Baron. Before this marriage, Donald Trump was married to Ivana Zelnikova and Marla Maples. Here is a summary of Donald Trump marriages.
Three Doland Trump Marriages
Trump met Ivana – a Czechoslovakia immigrant – in 1976 and married her one year later. Ivana had signed a prenuptial agreement before they got married – a piece of the document the Ivana was very unfamiliar with at that time. The couple has three children; Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric. This marriage was in shambles and was made even worse when Trump met Marla Maples (an actress) and had an affair with her. So, it was the first of three Donald Trump Marriages.
The relationship with Maples started in 1987 – ten years into Trump’s marriage to Ivana. The affair was highly publicized, and it resulted in the first wife’s humiliation and the children’s sufferings. There was a reported incident when Trump, Ivana, and Maples were all on a skiing vacation in an Aspen, Colorado lodge. Ivana confronted Marla and demanded that the woman leaves her husband alone.
Witnesses reported that Trump heard what was happening but decided just to slope down the mountain. Ivana, an excellent skier, followed and witnesses swore that they saw her went in hot pursuit and then ski backward to show Trump the finger. Trump and Ivana divorced in 1992 and Trump married Marla in 1993. They were together for six years and had one daughter, Tiffany.
Now, Trump is going to be the President of the United States, and he will bring with him his First Lady, Melania.
The two met at the Kit Kat Club in 1998, and it was said that Melania rebuffed Donald’s advances. But the billionaire pushed on and eventually they got married in 2005. The third Mrs. Trump is just as controversial as her husband. Together, they will surely shake things up at the White House.
Some more facts about Donald Trump Marriages
His wives were already in the limelight before he met them
Donald Trump is known for having trophy wives. Ivana Zelnickova, Marla Maples, and Melania Knauss were already in the public eye when Trump married them. Ivanka and Melania were models while Marla was a former beauty queen and TV personality.
His playboy tendencies played a part in their love stories
Save for Ivana; Donald met the other two while with another woman. Donald had an extramarital affair with Marla during his marriage to Ivana. Ivana and Marla even fought verbally over Donald during a holiday trip in 1989. This eventually led to the end of Donald Trump’s relation with Ivana. Donald met Melania during a date with another woman. He even asked his date to ask for Melania’s number inside the ladies’ room!
He had lavish weddings
Donald Trump marriages had lavish weddings. His wedding to Ivana cost $3 million. His wedding to Marla had 1,000 guests while his wedding to Melania had 500 guests.
Donald Trump marriages lasted Long
We have to credit Donald Trump for making his marriages last a little. His marriage with Ivana lasted 14 years, while he was with Marla for four years. He and Melania have been married for 11 years now. We hope that it lasts even more than that.
He paid Ivana a bonus for each of the children she bore
Donald Trump reportedly wanted a large family. During his marriage to Ivana, Donald even paid her $250,000 for every child she bore. Vanity Fair reports how Ivana loved his generosity. She said, “I am married to the most wonderful husband. He is so generous and smart. We are so lucky to have this life.”
He and Ivana were husband, wife and business partners
Ivana was not only Donald’s wife, but she was also president of Trump Castle Hotel and Casino and the Plaza Hotel. She and Donald were considered a powerhouse couple. They hosted many socialite parties at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
His marriage to Marla was not a happy one
Donald Trump was at the lowest point of his life when he was with Marla. He was millions of dollars deep in debt.
Donald married Marla out of her loyalty. “She stuck by me through the worst. She’s been loyal. The obvious decision is to marry her,” he narrated in a Vanity Fair. She tried to make him happy throughout their marriage but failed. In a separate interview, she stated that her marriage to Donald Trump was “the emptiest, darkest place to be.”
His marriage to Melania is still going strong
Divorce rumors have been going around after it was learned that Melania and Barron would be staying in New York City and not immediately move to the White House. However, Donald clarified by saying that they will be moving in after Barron finishes school. Nice to know that all things are between them. Donald will need Melania more than ever now.