Marla Maples is no new person on the media, the few who do not know her as one of the greatest actresses in the wood will definitely remember her for being associated with America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump.
The socialite has made news on several occasions and for several reasons some of which include her acting career, her talk radio show, Awakening with Marla, her clothing line business and, of course, her relationship stories, especially the part that is linked to the American President and how well she has moved on after their divorce. Here’s all we know about the private life of the socialite.
Marla Maples Brief History
The American actress and TV personality is a native of Georgia, she was born in Cohutta town, Georgia, on October 27, 1963. During her high school years, Maples was a very active student who was bent on achieving success in her academics as well as her social activities. At Northwest Whitfield High School Maples played basketball and was made homecoming queen. Even after graduation, she remained on the spotlight as she was busy participating in different beauty contests of which she won two – the 1983 Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest and the 1985 Miss Hawaiian Tropic.
Maples’ popularity grew further when she began featuring in movies and TV shows. Her first appearance was as a celebrity guest at WWF WrestleMania VII, where she served as a guest timekeeper. Her first appearance as an actress was in a hit TV series Designing Women. She has since featured in many more TV series among which include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical titled The Will Rogers Follies, the 1994 TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Something Wilde. In movies, she featured in Executive Decision (1996), Black and White (2008), Happiness (1998), Loving Annabelle (2006), For Richer or Poorer (1997), A Nanny for Christmas (2010), A Christmas Too Many (2007), Richie Rich’s Christmas (1998), Two of Hearts (1999), among many others.
Maples was also a co-host of the 1996/1997 Miss Universe Pageant, and the 1997 Miss USA Pageant. In 2011, when she returned to New York, she was featured in Oprah Winfrey’s show Oprah: Where Are They Now? Maples hosted her own radio show, Awakening with Marla, and released her own music album The Endless. The gorgeous socialite has a net worth of $20 million which she mostly earned from her numerous acting roles and other activities.
Why Was She Divorced By Donald Trump
It’s no news that Marla Maples was once the wife of America’s 45th president, Donald J Trump. She got married to the business mogul, TV personality and politician as his second wife in December 1993, but they bumped into each other the first time in 1989 and kept their relationship secret until it was leaked open after Trump’s first wife, Ivana accosted them during their family vacation in Aspen, Colorado. Trump later divorced Ivana to be with Maples who had their daughter Tiffany Ariana Trump on October 13, 1993. In December 2013, she tied the knot with Trump at New York City’s Plaza Hotel with celebrities like O. J. Simpson and Rosie O’Donnell being among the thousands of guest in attendance.
Maples and Trump’s relationship was highly publicized, unfortunately, it lasted for just four years. As expected, many wondered why the two suddenly separated. From Trump’s point of view, he divorced Maples for allegedly having an affair with their bodyguard. This happened after a Police officer found Maples together with the bodyguard on a deserted beach at 4 am. As for Maples, her marriage with Trump was an illusion hence, a divorce was necessary.
Marla Maples also described Trump as one who is “ego-driven” and “obsessive”. They both separated in May 1997 and the divorce papers were finalized on June 8, 1999. Maples who, on her own part, refused to fight the terms of the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying Trump, only parted with $2 million as the divorce settlement. She was left to raise her daughter single-handedly.
Is Marla Maples Dating Andy Baldwin?
Starting a new life wasn’t so difficult for the American socialite who moved to Southern California to resume her acting career and get into some other relationships. She apparently got into a relationship with some notable people in the entertainment industry. On her list of boyfriends include Michael Bolton, Michael Mailer, and Anan Jon. One of her most publicized relationships was the one she shared with James “Andy” Baldwin, a US Naval Officer, physician and triathlete who is best known as the bachelor on the tenth season of the famous reality dating show The Bachelor.
The two were often seen together having a “blooming romance,” with Maples describing Baldwin as an awesome, great human being. Photographs of the two were also taken as they were seen holding hands and ice skating at New York City’s Wollman Rink. Unfortunately, talks about the two lovebirds ended with the former The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman star admitting that their relationship has been relegated to mere friendship. In a nutshell, Marla Maples is no longer dating Andy Baldwin, they are “just friends”.
Who is Marla Maples dating now? Well, Marple’s boyfriend currently is Donald Deutsch a TV host and former advertising mogul who evolved from Trump’s one-time friend to a strong critic of the president.