Since he assumed his role as America’s 45th president, the name Donald Trump has been on everybody’s lips worldwide. The man himself is full of surprises, not just for his often controversial administrative policies but the personal details that keep unfolding about him. Amid being interested in his modus operandi in running the affairs of the United States, people are equally eager to know about the personal life of the president, especially Donald Trump’s wives and how he met and married all three of them.
Prepare your mind to be blown away by the jaw-dropping stories on how Donald Trump met his wives.
How Did Donald Trump Meet His Wives
The 45th President of the United States of America who is also a real estate mogul brought many different things to the White House and this includes his unconventional love escapades. He has been married to three wives and we have all the deets on how he met them. Enjoy the read.
Ivana Trump — 1977 to 1992
Among Donald Trump’s wives, Ivana is the first who warmed her way into the heart of the real estate mogul. Trump met the Czechoslovakian in a bar where he pulled all the stops to impress her. Ivana was visiting New York for a fashion show at the time (1976) when she decided to hang out at Maxwell’s Plum on the Upper East Side. While at the now-defunct bar known as a wild singles bar, Ivana and her friends were supposedly looking for a table when Donald came to the rescue.
He tapped her on the shoulder and offered to get a table for them which he did and there was more. In true gentleman style, Trump paid the restaurant bill, drove Ivana and her friends home and soon, they started dating. The two got married in less than a year but due to the interruption of another woman, the marriage didn’t last forever. However, they were able to have three children – Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
Marla Maples — 1993-1999
The second on the list of Donald Trump’s wives, Marla Maples was the other woman in the marriage between Ivana and Trump. Apparently, she had been seeing him around but their first official meeting was on Madison Avenue, Manhattan, where Trump approached her with the old line – “Haven’t we met before?” At this time, Trump was still married to his first wife and interestingly, he had several other side chicks aside from Marla.
Trump’s first marriage bowed down to extramarital pressure and ended in 1992. The next year, Trump and Maples welcomed a daughter Tiffany Trump and went on to tie the knot as husband and wife two months after the birth of their child. Nonetheless, happily ever after wasn’t part of the package as they separated in 1997 and divorced in 1999.
Melania Trump — 2005 to Present
At a time when she was at her wit’s end, running out of money and all, Slovenian model Melania Knauss met Donald Trump. They met during a New York Fashion Week at Manhattan’s Kit Kat Club. Ironically, Trump was supposed to be meeting another woman at the venue but when he spotted Melania, he couldn’t take his eyes off her.
Meeting the rich businessman was the perfect timing for Melania who was facing the option of leaving the States due to financial woes. Trump asked her to move in with him in the Trump Tower and after two years of dating, they got married in 2005. They welcomed a son named Barron the next year.
Where Are Donald Trump’s Wives Now?
Since she parted ways with Trump, Ivana Trump has been in two different marriages. She has also written numerous books, including The Best Is Yet To Come: Coping With Divorce And Enjoying Life Again, as well as Raising Trump. She did find a way to enjoy her life after her marriage with Trump ended. Ivana made a cameo appearance in The First Wives Club (1996), she hosted reality-dating program Ivana Young Man in 2016 and played the role of a boardroom advisor on The Apprentice in 2008. In 2010, she took part in UK’s Celebrity Big Brother and went home with the 11th position.
Marla Maples, on the other hand, has maintained a low profile and prefers to live under the radar. She occasionally makes public appearances with her daughter but maintains her career as an actress and television personality.
Melania Trump is performing her statutory duties beside her husband as the First Lady of the United States.