Marla Maples is a known actress, television personality, film producer, presenter, and model from the U.S. Marla Maples is recognized as the second wife of Donald Trump; they married in 1993, had one daughter, Tiffany, and divorced in 1999.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Marla Maples whose full name is Marla Ann Maples was born on October 27, 1963, in Cohutta, Georgia, U.S. As of the year 2020, she is 57 years old. She was born to Ann Locklear Maples (1940–2014) and Stanley Edward Maples. Her mother was a homemaker and model and her father is a real estate developer, county commissioner, singer, songwriter. Maples went to Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. There, she played basketball, served as class secretary.
During her senior year, she was crowned the 1980–1981 homecoming queen and she even returned for the 1991 homecoming to crown the school’s new queen. Maples competed in beauty contests and pageants, after graduating from high school in 1981. Furthermore, in 1983, she won the Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest, in 1984 she was the runner-up to Miss Georgia USA, and in 1985 she won the Miss Hawaiian Tropic. Later she joined the University of Georgia in 1981 but left college before graduating.
Maples appeared at WWF WrestleMania VII, serving as a special guest timekeeper in 1991. It was on the main event match between Hulk Hogan and defending WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter. Similarly, in that year, Maples also made a special appearance in the hit television series Designing Women as herself. Later in August 1992, Maples was cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies as “Ziegfeld’s Favorite.”
Moreover, in 1994, Maples appeared alongside then-husband Donald Trump in a cameo appearance in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the television series, Something Wilder 1994. She also co-hosted the 1996 and 1997 Miss Universe Pageant, and the 1997 Miss USA Pageant. In addition, Maples made appearances in the film Maximum Overdrive (1986), Executive Decision (1996), For Richer or Poorer (1997), Happiness (1998), Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998), Black and White (1999).
Similarly, Two of Hearts (1999), Loving Annabelle (2006), A Christmas Too Many (2007), and A Nanny for Christmas (2010). Later she returned to New York for Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an off-Broadway production in 2011. In 2013, Oprah: Where Are They Now? Featured her. Following this, she appeared in Switching Lanes, directed by Thomas Mikal Ford.
Furthermore, on March 8, 2016, Maples competed on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars alongside her Switching Lanes co-star, Kim Fields. She was partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. They were eliminated on Week 4 of the competition and finished in 10th place. Likewise, Maples also joined the women of ABC’s morning talk show, The View, as a guest co-host on March 11, 2016.
Moreover, Maples is a keynote speaker with the London Speakers Bureau, focusing on inspiring women, wellness, spirituality, and motivation. Summer of Peace Summit 2018 featured Maples and she also spoke at the 2018 Global Summit on Science, Spirituality, and Environment in India. Likewise, in 2018 Maples was also a guest speaker on the Journeys of Faith podcast with Paula Faris. Maples even hosted her own talk radio show, Awakening with Marla, on Contact Talk Radio; her guests included naturopathic doctors, authors, and astrologers.
Maples released her album The Endless, in August 2013. Maples starred in an advertising campaign for No Excuses jeans in 1990. Similarly, in 1993, she designed a line of maternity clothes, sold in several major department stores. Also, she is a long-time vocal advocate of Kids Creating Peace, an organization uniting Israeli and Palestinian children. Moreover, Maples is involved with AWARENYC.org as an advisory board member. She fully supports and is on the Steering Committee for The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine.
Awards and Net worth
In December 2012, Maples won a “Hollywood Music in Media Award” for best New Age/Ambient song, for “House of Love”, from her album (The Endless). Marla Maples has a total net worth of $10 million from her successful career. After her divorce with Trump, according to their airtight prenuptial agreement she was awarded a settlement of $5 million. After adjusting for inflation, it’s around $8 million. At one time she was only to receive $1 million. However, she eventually fought legally to have the amount raised to $5 million, following the terms of their most current prenup.
Maples is famous for her marriage to Donald Trump. The relationship started off while Trump was married to his first wife, Ivana; the two divorced in December 1991. In 1989, Maples met Trump and had a highly publicized relationship with at least one breakup. When Trump appeared on the front page of the New York Post eight days in a row; one headline reported that, according to Maples, she had the “best sex I’ve ever had” with Trump. The couple welcomed their daughter, Tiffany Ariana Trump on October 13, 1993.
Moreover, according to Maples, the 1993 Long Island Rail Road shooting, on December 7, caused Trump to reevaluate his life and propose to her. They married on December 20, 1993, at New York City’s Plaza Hotel. The ceremony was attended by 1,000 guests, including Rosie O’Donnell and O. J. Simpson. Later in 1996, Trump fired his bodyguard Spencer Wagner after a police officer found Maples and the bodyguard together under a lifeguard stand on a deserted beach at 4:00 a.m.
However, both Maples and Trump denied that she was having an affair, despite reports in the National Enquirer and other tabloids. Also, the bodyguard himself told conflicting stories about the incident. In May 1997, Maples and Trump separated and finally divorced on June 8, 1999. Furthermore, under the terms of their prenuptial agreement and divorce settlement, Maples is bound by a confidentiality agreement regarding their marriage.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Maples has beautiful green eyes and blonde hair. She stands at a height of 5ft 8in (1.73 m) and weighs around 59 kg (130 lbs). Her body measurements (breast-waist-hip) are 35-24-35 inches and her dress size is 4 (US).
Moreover, Maples is very active on her social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@itsmarlamaples) has 127k followers and her Twitter account is @itsmarlamaples which has 29.6k followers. She has 30k followers on her Facebook account (@itsMarlaMaples). Furthermore, she also has her own YouTube channel named MarlaMaplesOfficial.