Being the first citizen of the United States comes with its own set of pros and cons, which include fame, power, glamor, and constant media scrutiny. Donald Trump comes from a wealthy lineage known for his business acumen. Born and raised in New York, Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Shortly after graduation, he joined his father’s company, becoming the CEO of The Trump Organization in 1971. His excellent management skills helped him stay at the forefront of the real estate industry in the United States.
Prior to his presidency, Trump was one of the wealthiest real estate investors in America. He amassed enormous wealth for himself, ranking No. 766 on the Forbes list of the richest men in America. The real estate baron, triumphant over Hillary Clinton, Democrat, will assume the role of POTUS in 2016; becoming the oldest and richest person in POTUS with a value of over $3.1 billion. While he has been honored as the #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 missed the company of women. Prior to his marriage to Melania, Donald had been married twice, divorced twice, and had been linked to several other women, including porn stars. Learn more about his relationship over the years, including his ex-wives and ex-girlfriends below.
Donald Trump’s relationship over 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 two men met in New York in 1976 and after a romantic relationship of a few months, they tied the knot in a sumptuous wedding ceremony held on April 7, 1977.
While married to Donald Trump, Ivana became a very important member of The Trump Organization, leading 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, born on January 6, 1984.
However, things started falling apart when Trump started having an affair with an American actress named Marla Marples. Ivana filed for divorce in 1991 and the proceedings were finalized in 1992. Since then Ivana has 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, daughter Tiffany Trump, in October 1993. They were tied up at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in December of that year. Their wedding saw the presence of many guests, including OJ Simpson and Rosie O’Donnell. However, after six years of marriage, Marples was caught in an affair with Trump’s bodyguard in 1996. The following year the couple separated and the divorce process was completed in 1999. After her divorce , she moved to California with her daughter Tiffany Trump and there is no news of Marla Marple’s subsequent relationship.
3. Melania Knauss
After Trump’s relationship with Marples hit rock bottom, he met 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 that 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 Palm Beach Episcopal Church on January 22, 2005.
It was the third marriage for Donald while he was the first for the charming model. Notable celebrities and politicians attended their wedding, including Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton; Conrad Blac, P. Diddy, Shaquille O’Neal, Star Jones, among others. After their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a son, Barron Trump, on March 20, 2006.
Also, she became the first lady of the United States of America in January 2017 after her husband won the 2016 US presidential election. She continued to play a key role in her husband’s administration. championing advocacy against the sharp rise in cyberbullying and internet abuse in the United States. Her marriage to Trump was her longest marriage so far.
Other Girlfriends, Connections and Affairs Related to Donald Trump
1. Allison Giannini
Trump dated Allison Giannini in 1997 while separated from his second wife Marples. The duo was put together on a date given by a mutual friend. Allison is an extraordinary 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 became a real estate agent and a big supporter of Trump.
2. Rowanne Brewer Lane
Rowanne is an American model and a former Miss USA, as well as Star Search’s winning spokesperson model. She fell for the American businessman at a pool party hosted by Trump in 1990. After the party, the duo embarked on a whirlwind romance that didn’t last long before going their separate ways. However, Trump wasn’t the only billionaire she was having an affair with at the time. She also met Mohamed Hadid, who is also a property developer. She was then attached to Jani Lane, the lead singer of a metal music band commissioned in 1996. They had a daughter named Madison and separated in 2005.
3. Kylie Bax
Donald Trump had a brief romance with Zealand-born model actress New Kylie Bax in 1995. However, as nothing worked out between them, they remained good friends. Bax is a strong supporter of Trump in the 2016 presidential election. She also defended him against some sexual harassment cases. She had already been married to Spiros Poros for nine years before their marriage.
4. Kara Young
The amazing model started dating Donald Trump in 2001 and their relationship lasted about two years. Kara was engaged to Aj Benza, whom she later dumped after meeting Trump. While Trump was giving Kara the best time of his life, he later fired her as 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 a black mother. The pair broke up before he finally married Melania Trump.