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Marla Maples, 2007
October 27, 1963 |
Dalton, Georgia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Donald J. Trump (December 19, 1993 – June 8, 1999; divorced) 1 child, Tiffany|
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.,
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.
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. Maples is now a confirmed spiritualist and single mom hosting of her own radio show on Contact Talk Radio the first Friday of every month.
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.