Marla Maples

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Marla Maples
Marla Maples LF crop.jpg
Marla Maples, 2007
Born(1963-10-27) October 27, 1963 (age 50)
Dalton, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActress, socialite
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Donald J. Trump (December 19, 1993 – June 8, 1999; divorced) 1 child, Tiffany
 
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Marla Maples
Marla Maples LF crop.jpg
Marla Maples, 2007
Born(1963-10-27) October 27, 1963 (age 50)
Dalton, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActress, socialite
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Donald J. Trump (December 19, 1993 – June 8, 1999; divorced) 1 child, Tiffany

Marla Maples (born October 27, 1963) is an American actress, television personality, and socialite, best known for her marriage to businessman celebrity Donald Trump.

Personal life[edit]

Maples was born in Cohutta, GA the daughter of Ann, an office worker, and Stan Maples, a real estate developer. He later divorced Ann and married one of Marla's high school classmates.,[1]

She is a distant cousin of actress Heather Locklear.[citation needed]

She attended Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, where she was a basketball star.[citation needed]

Maples secretly dated Donald Trump for nearly two years starting 1986 while Trump was still married to Ivana Trump. The affair was discovered by Ivana in 1991, when she confronted Maples on a ski slope in Aspen, Colorado. The spat was well chronicled by the media and led to Ivana filing for divorce from Donald Trump.

In 1993, Donald Trump married Marla Maples and together they had one child, Tiffany (born October 13, 1993). Tiffany was named after the Tiffany & Company building.[citation needed]

Donald Trump divorced Maples on June 8, 1999, after a National Enquirer story reported that a Florida police officer caught their bodyguard Spenser Wagner with her under a lifeguard station on Boynton Beach. After the divorce, Maples signed a deal with HarperCollins to write a book about Trump entitled All that Glitters is not Gold which was abandoned when Trump threatened litigation on grounds that the book violated the divorce agreement.

She became engaged to producer Michael Mailer, son of writer Norman Mailer, but he called off the engagement for unexplained reasons to marry someone else.[citation needed] Maples is now a confirmed spiritualist and single mom[citation needed] hosting of her own radio show on Contact Talk Radio the first Friday of every month.

Filmography[edit]

Maples has made many appearances in TV shows as well as a couple of film cameos. Two of her cameos include Executive Decision and Maximum Overdrive. She also appeared as an actress in the award-winning 1998 Todd Solondz movie Happiness and in the 1999 movie Black and White.

Marla Maples appeared as a celebrity guest at WWF WrestleMania VII in 1991, and also served as special guest timekeeper in the main event match between Hulk Hogan and defending WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter. She guest starred in The Nanny in 1999.

She also performed briefly on Broadway as "Ziegfeld's favorite" in The Will Rogers Follies.[2]

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