Donald Trump, the current president of the United States is married to Melania Trump, 46 years old, whom he met when she was a model.
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, the media has captured many photos of Melania not looking very happy. Odds are that it’s not very easy to be the wife of a man like Donald Trump ( and we’re not saying this because he’s president ).
But we cannot help but wonder: what happened to Donald Trump’s former wives, Ivana Trump and Maria Maples ? Probably these two women are not at all surprised to see Melania Trump so unhappy.
Ivana Trump ( married to Donald Trump between 1977 and 1991 )
Ivana Trump, 68 years old, was the first wife of Donald Trump and the woman who first called him “The Donald”.
After graduating from the Prague University, Ivana turned her attention to skiing. It is said that during the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, Ivana was a back-up participant.
Ivana met Donald Trump in New York and the couple got married on April 7, 1977, becoming one of the most popular couples of the moment. Ivana and Donald Trump hav three children: Donald John jr, Ivanka Marie and Eric Frederick. The two started to manage the Trump organization together, Ivana serving as Vice President but after 14 years of marriage the couple decided to get a divorce.
Rumors that Donald used to leave home to entertain himself with model Maria Mapes were starting to circulate in the media in the 1990’s. It was even said that Ivana stalked Donald in order to see if he’s talking to his mistress.
Ivana met Maria in a ski resort in Colorado in 1990, right before Christmas and the meeting didn’t end well, as expected. Ivana revealed in an interview what she and her husband’s mistress talked about: “Maria came to me and told me she loves my husband. I told her to get lost because I love my husband very much”. Ivana also said that Donald Trump was present during this but said nothing. Shortly after this encounter Donald Trump and Ivana got a divorce.
Donald Trump also talked about the Ivana divorce: ” Hiring your own wife is a very dangerous thing. If you have your own business, I think it’s a very bad idea to have your wife work for you” Donald said.
However Ivana lived a very good life after divorcing Donald. She became a business woman and bought one of the biggest newspaper in Croatia. She is also a published author an she even had a role in “The First Wives Club” movie.
Ivana Trump made $14 million from the divorce. She also got an apartment in Trump Plaza. After Donald she was married two times: with Riccardo Mazzucchelli and singer Rossano Rubicndi. Currently Ivana has a fortune of approximately $60 million.
Maria Maples ( married to Donald Trump between 1993 – 1999 )
Maria Maples, 53 years old, was the only American wife of Donald Trump. She was born in Colhutta and quickly made her way into showbiz as a model, then as an actress. She got a role in a Stephen King movie where she starred alongside Will Smith and hosted a WWE wrestling competition.
Maria Maples met Donald Trump when she was 26 years old and she quickly fell in love after The Donald overwhelmed her with many expensive gifts. The couple got married in 1993 and their marriage was headline news especially since one of Donald’s kids was born during that time. Maria was not interested in the tabloids and told everybody that she had the best sex of her life with Donald. But their marriage fell apart a few years later. The couple separated in 1997 an got divorced in 1999.
After the divorce Maria Maples launched a music album based on spiritual enlightenment inspired by the teachings of Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra. She also wrote a book but the book was never published.
Maria Maples received $6 million from the divorce and she hasn’t married since. Currently Maria Maples has a fortune estimated at approximately $30 million.
Not bad for putting up with Donald Trump for a few years, right ?