Donald Trump’s second wife, Marla Maples, traveled in a wedding dress if he proposed.
Donald Trump was married to Marla Maples for six years before marrying model Melania Trump, née Knows.
The mother of Donald’s fourth child, Tiffany Trump, Maples was a force in her own right when the couple married in 1993.
But their relationship was a mess from the start, and Maples was so invested that if Donald unexpectedly asked the question, he’d travel in a wedding dress.
a sad beginning
When Maples first met real estate giant Donald Trump in the late 1980s and gossiped about “Playboy” Donald Trump, he was still married to his first wife, Ivana.
The couple have been husband and wife since 1977 and have three children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – but their relationship has been rocky.
Donald’s relationship with Maples, who was only 25 at the time and a well-known model, was sealed in the coffin of his marriage to Ivana.
Stigmatized as “the other woman”, Maples’ face appeared in tabloids and newspapers at the time of the high-profile relationship.
“It sucked. They wouldn’t leave my family alone,” he told People in 2016. “I just couldn’t keep up.”
However, Maples is believed to have fallen in love with Donald and continued to date him during his divorce from Ivana, which ended in 1992.
Their relationship was turbulent, Donald was reluctant to give up his so-called playboy attitude, and Maples had lost his depth in his high-powered world.
“It’s a sad story. A source told Vanity Fair he really didn’t know how to deal with it.
desperate for marriage
Despite the problems in their relationship and the nearly 20-year age difference, Maples was eager to marry Donald even though she had left him by letter.
He later took her back and the couple welcomed their first and only child, Tiffany, in 1993.
It was a turning point for Donald, whose conservative parents were unhappy with the child being out of wedlock.
Additionally, the tabloids have been constantly concerned with the “wish or not” dynamic of her relationship with Maple.
Luckily, Maples was eagerly awaiting a proposal—in fact, she was so desperate to marry Donald that she even traveled in a wedding dress.
According to a Vanity Fair source, Maples wanted to be ready to marry Donald anytime, anywhere in the world.
But Donald may have acted against his will to sign a full and strict prenuptial agreement before marrying.
– stipulates that if the couple breaks up – Maples will not receive child support, will only receive a $1 million payment, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement if they divorce (spoiler : He was).
Although Maples reportedly wanted better terms and lasted as long as possible, Donald made no concessions and signed shortly before their marriage.
“What would he do? Divorce attorney Raul Felder would agree with everything he said, as he told Vanity Fair.
let him call
Maples married Donald in front of 1,000 guests on December 20, 1993, in a lavish ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
However, their marriage did not last long, and in 1996 some people claimed that Maples had an affair with one of her husband’s bodyguards.
The man was fired and Maples and Donald denied the rumours, but separated before officially divorcing a year later in June 1999.
Maples later raised his daughter, Tiffany, in California, with Donald soon finding himself with another model, Melania Knauss.
He met her during the divorce proceedings in 1998 and later the couple got married in 2005 and are married till date.