How Many Times Has Donald Trump Got Married?
Trump has been married three times and has five children, three from first wife Ivana Zelnickova; one from second wife Marla Maples; and one from current wife Melania Trump. All of the children are taking part in the Republican National Convention as Donald Trump officially becomes his party's presidential nominee, according to Al.com.
Donald Trump and Ivana
|Donald Trump and Ivana. Photo: Politico|
Donald Trump married the Czechoslovakia-native Ivana in 1977. A former model, the new Mrs. Trump joined her husband in his real estate development business and eventually held executive positions at the Plaza Hotel and Trump's Castle Hotel and Casino. The couple became prominent in New York society and had three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.
But their relationship was not fated to last. In 1992, rumors of an affair with Marla Maples spurred the pair to divorce during a time that Trump described as the “darkest days of his life.” He was talking about the financial implications and the emotional strain of separating from a woman he’d built a life with for 15 years.
Eventually, Donald Trump paid Ivana Trump $25 million as part of the divorce settlement. They are supposedly on good terms today.
Donald Trump and Marla Maples
Donald Trump and Marla Maple. Photo: NYpost
As said by Showbiz Cheatsheet, Trump’s shortest marriage is the one people most often forget. Trump met actress Marla Maples while he was still married to Ivana Trump and began a covert affair with her that quickly got out of hand. When Trump tried to secretly bring her along on a family vacation to Aspen, Maples couldn’t help but go up to Trump’s wife and say, “I love Donald. Do you?” Yikes.
Maples got pregnant with Trump’s daughter, Tiffany, in 1993 and the couple wed just a few months after she was born that same year. But by 1997, they were separated and officially divorced in 1999.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss
|Donald Trump and Melania Knauss. Photo:Showbiz Cheatsheet|
They say the third time’s the charm, right? In total, the President has been married three times and is now wed to Melania Trump.
Donald met Melania at a Manhattan night club when he was on a date with someone else. When he asked Melania for her number, she requested his instead, and apparently, Trump appreciated that she was a little harder to get than other women he pursued. Melania hails from Slovenia and had no concept of Trump’s reputation or celebrity status at that point.
After dating for a while, Trump proposed to Melania with a 12-carat engagement ring in 2004. They tied the knot in 2005 and had their son Barron in 2006.
|At that point almost no one – including Trump himself – suspected he’d be president one day. But hey, sometimes the strangest things are true. Now Melania Trump is first lady of the United States and the third wife of Donald Trump. Rumors of trouble in their marriage or reported infidelity have been shot down by Melania repeatedly.|
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