Fame comes in many ways, and sometimes not as we think, as in the case of TV personality and actress Marla Maples, whose popularity was based purely on her former relationship with former business mogul and U.S. President Donald Trump. What began as an illicit affair turned Marla’s life upside down in the most dramatic way and, against her wishes, made her a tabloid topic. It may have been a gift that is always passed on, but the celebrity certainly enjoys the ride. Here is what the beautiful actress is doing these days.
Born on October 27, 1963, in Cohutta, Georgia, USA, as the daughter of her parents, Stanley E. Maples, a real estate developer, and his beautiful trophy wife, Laura A. Locklear, who was also a housewife.
At a very young age, the young and athletic Maple received her high school education at Northwest Whitfield High School, where she set a record on the basketball team and was crowned Homecoming Queen after serving as class president. This was probably the birthplace of her love of the runway.
When she left high school, beautiful Marla took advantage of the experiences she had gained in school and entered other real and hard beauty contests, such as the Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl contest, which she won in 1983. The following year, she moved up a level to compete in the Miss Georgia USA competition and took first place in the winner’s ranking. The following year she retired slightly and won the Miss Hawaiian Tropic competition in 1985.
After working as a beauty contest model, she took a break and returned in 1991 with a view to winning a bigger prize, went on television, and appeared in various shows. Her first was a celebrity appearance as a special guest timekeeper on WWF WrestleMania VII, followed soon after by an appearance as herself in the television series Designing Women before she joined the cast of the Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies.
Marla Maples kept her busy schedule with appearances in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Something Wilder in 1994 and hosted the Miss Universe Pageant and the Miss USA Pageant in 1996 and 1997.
Soon after, she plunged into the film world and made credits in films like Executive Decision (1996), Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998), Loving Annabelle (2006), and A Nanny for Christmas (2010).
In the meantime Marla Maples has managed to become a well-known name and was featured in Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah 2013: Where are they now?. As a celebrity, she participated in the 22nd season of the TV dance competition series Dancing with the Stars, in collaboration with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. She didn’t make it too far and dropped out in the 4th week.
Based on her previous experience, Marla was able to get an appearance as host of her own talk show on Contact Talk Radio Awakening with Marla Maples, whereupon she proved her musical talent with the release of an album entitled Endless in 2013. The album has proved to be a wonderful success and has been used for intensive yoga sessions, prayer evenings, and meditations. The song House of Love from the album brought Marla a nomination for the “Hollywood Music in Media Award” for the best new age/ambient song, which she subsequently won.
Other things she has been involved in include a 1990 jeans advertising campaign, maternity dress design, the release of a memoir entitled “All That Glitters Is Not Gold” which was critically acclaimed in 2000, and her involvement with charities.
Marla Maples’s Net Worth
From her many efforts, it is clear that Marla Maples has done well, and if that is not enough, her association with billionaire businessman Trump must have made her richer than she was before she met him. Her earnings as an actress, a television personality, a writer among the many other hats she wears, have accumulated to a net worth of $20 million.
Boyfriend and Daughter
If there is one thing that brought Marla more fame than all the hats she wears, it is the fact that she was once married to US President Donald Trump. The two met sometime in 1989, at a time when Donald was still very much married to his first wife Ivana. Their affair caused a big scandal that brought them to the headlines for more than a week in a row, but none of it was enough to topple the castle that the lovebirds had built.
In October 1993, the couple’s first child, Tiffany Ariana Trump, was born and Donald sealed the deal by proposing to Marla. Their wedding was one of the biggest celebrity events of the time and hosted celebrities and business moguls from around the world.
Earlier than we expected, however, the castle that seemed so strong and solid collapsed because let’s face it, what goes around comes around. It was claimed that Trump caught her with her hand in his guard’s proverbial cookie jar, which led to their separation in 1997 before their divorce was finalized in 1999.
The couple’s only child and only daughter, Tiffany Trump, grew up to be a model and socialite who was raised exclusively by her mother after her parents’ divorce. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently studying at Georgetown Law School.
In a very ironic twist of fate, Marla Maples’ current boyfriend is Donald Deutsch, a famous critic of her former husband Donald Trump. But one thing is clear here: Marla is a big fan of the name Donald if her tendency to fall in love with her is even remotely so great.
The models are never on the short side and neither is Marla; the beautiful blonde bombshell stands high on a decent 1.72 meters, balanced on a weight of 57 kg. Like any real blonde, she has blue eyes and perfectly tinted skin. Her other body measurements for breasts, waist, and hips are 34-24-35.