Being the No 1 citizen of the United States comes with its own pros and cons which include fame, power, glamour and constant scrutiny by the media. Donald Trump comes from a rich lineage known for their exceptional business acumen. Born and raised in New York City, Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Soon after his graduation, he joined his father’s business, thus, becoming the CEO of The Trump Organization in 1971.
Prior to his presidency, Trump was one of the richest real estate investors in America. He has amassed huge wealth for himself, thus, occupying No 766th on Forbes list of richest men in America. The real estate baron, triumphed over Democrat’s Hillary Clinton to assume to role of the POTUS in 2016; thus becoming the oldest as well as the wealthiest person to become the POTUS with his worth over $3.1 billion. While he has been in the spotlight as the No 1 citizen of the United States, little or less is known about his personal life, past relationships, and affairs.
However, it might interest you to know that the POTUS has never lacked the company of women. Prior to his marriage to Melania, Donald was married twice, divorced twice and had been linked with several other women including porn stars. Learn more about his relationship through the years including his ex-wives and ex-girlfriends below.
Donald Trump’s Relationship Through The Years: Ex-Wives and Ex-Girlfriends
1. Ivana Zelnickova
Ivana is a Czech businesswoman and former model best known for being the first wife of Donald Trump. The pair met in New York City way back in 1976 and after dating for a few months, they tied the knot in a lavish wedding ceremony held on April 7, 1977.
While she was married to Donald Trump, Ivana became a very important member of The Trump Organization, spearheading several projects. A few months after their marriage; the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Donald Trump Jr. born on December 31, 1977. They also had two other children Ivanka Trump, born on October 30, 1981, and Eric Trump who was born on January 6, 1984.
However, things started to fall apart when Trump started having an affair with an American actress named Marla Marples. Ivana filed for a divorce in 1991 and the process was finalized in 1992. Since then, Ivana had been involved in three other relationships with Riccardo Mazzucchelli, Roffredo Gaetani, and Rossano Rubicondi.
2. Marla Maples
Trump’s relationship with Marples became official a few months after his divorce from Ivana. The duo met in 1989 and welcomed their first child a daughter, Tiffany Trump in October 1993. They got hitched at New York City’s Plaza Hotel in December the same year. Their wedding saw numerous guests in attendance including the likes of O.J. Simpson and Rosie O’Donnell. However, after six years of marriage, Marples was caught having an affair with Trump’s bodyguard in 1996. The following year, the couple separated and their divorce process was finalized in 1999. After their divorce, she moved to California with her daughter Tiffany Trump and there’s no news of Marla Marple’s subsequent relationships.
3. Melania Knauss
After Donald Trump’s relationship with Marples hit the rocks, he met the Slovenian model named Melania Knauss at a party held at the Time Square nightclub in 1998. After the party, they continued to keep in touch; Melania was working as a model for top magazines such as New York Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Style Weddings at the time. She appeared with Trump on The Howard Stern Show in 1999; after which they got engaged in 2004. They tied the knot in a lavish wedding ceremony held at The Episcopal Church, Palm Beach on January 22, 2005.
It was the third marriage for Donald while it was the first for the model. Their wedding was attended by notable celebrities and politicians including Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton; Conrad Blac, P. Diddy, Shaquille O’Neal, Star Jones, among others. After their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child a son Barron Trump on March 20, 2006.
Furthermore, she became the First Lady of the United States of America in January 2017 following her husband’s victory during the 2016 US Presidential election. She has continued to play a key role in her husband’s administration; championing the advocacy against the high rise of cyberbullying and internet abuse in the United States. Her marriage to Trump has been his longest so far.
Other Girlfriends, Hookups, and Affairs Linked To Donald Trump
1. Allison Giannini
Trump dated Allison Giannini in 1997 while he was separated from his second wife Marples. The duo was set up on a date by a mutual friend. Allison is an amazing American actress best known for her role in the series The Young and the Restless. The actress who said Trump is a very wonderful man went on three dates with him in Aspen Colorado after which they went their separate ways. Following Trump’s advice, she went on to become a real estate agent as well as a big supporter of Trump.
2. Rowanne Brewer Lane
Rowanne is an American supermodel and a former Miss USA contestant as well as the Star Search Winning Spokesmodel. She caught the fancy of the American businessman during a pool party organized by Trump in 1990. After the party, the duo set off in a whirlwind romance which didn’t last for so long before they went their separate ways. However, Donald Trump wasn’t the only billionaire she had an affair with at the time, she also dated Mohamed Hadid who is also a real estate developer. She later got hitched to Jani Lane, the lead singer of a metal band warrant in 1996. They had a daughter named Madison and went their separate ways in 2005.
3. Kylie Bax
Donald Trump had a brief romance with New Zealand-born model and actress Kylie Bax in 1995. However, since things didn’t work between them, they continued to be good friends. Bax is a strong Trump supporter during the 2016 Presidential election and she also defended him against some of the cases of sexual harassment. She was previously married to Spiros Poros for nine years before their marriage hit the rocks.
4. Kara Young
The amazing model started dating Donald Trump in 2001 and their relationship lasted for about two years. Kara was engaged to Aj Benza whom she later dumped after she met Trump. While Trump gave Kara the best time of her life, he later dumped her because he found out she was biracial. As a model, she has appeared on the cover of several magazines including Vogue, Playboy, and Elle. She was born to a white father and black mother. The pair broke up before he finally married Melania Trump.