Marla Maples is an American actress, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the former President of America, Donald Trump. She has worked in more than 15 films, TV shows, and Broadway shows and appeared on popular magazines’ covers multiple times.
Let’s find out more about the life, career, personal life, and net worth of Marla Maples here in this blog post.
|Name||Marla Ann Maples|
|Age||59 (born October 27, 1963)|
|Occupation||Actress, television personality, model, singer, presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Donald Trump (m. 1993–1999)|
|Children||Tiffany Trump (b. 1993)|
|Education||Northwest Whitfield High School (1981)|
|Notable works||The New Lassie (1989), Married… with Children (1990), The Nanny (1994), Celebrity Mole: Hawaii (2003), Dancing with the Stars (2009)|
|Awards and nominations||Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host (1999)People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite New TV Star (1994)|
|Net worth||$6 million (estimated)|
Marla Maples Biography
Marla Maples was born in Cohutta, Georgia, on 27th October 1963 to famous Southern Baptist couple Ann Locklear Maples and Stanley Edward Maples. Her father, Stanley, was a country commissioner, singer, songwriter, and real estate developer, while her mother, Ann Locklear, was a homemaker and former model. When Marla was in Northwest Whitfield High School, she attended various basketball competitions and rose to fame as a young basketball player. She was also entitled as the homecoming queen between 1980 and 1981.
She attended the University of Georgia but dropped out later. Not only was she a basketball player at that time, but she also took part in various beauty pageants after graduating from high school. Some of the beauty titles she owned were Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl in 1983, the 1st Runner-up of Miss Georgia USA in 1984, and Miss Hawaiian Tropic in 1985.
She appeared in various movies and TV shows and became popular in the WWF world, where she made appearances with her ex-husband Trump. After marrying Trump, her net worth strengthened, but the couple split a few years after their marriage. Today, Marla is taking part in charitable programs, working towards uniting Israeli and Palestinian kids and actively promoting wellness campaigns for women.
Marla Maples Career
Marla started her movie career in the entertainment industry in 1986 with the movie Maximum Overdrive. In the year 1991, she appeared in ‘Designing Wom,’’ in which she made a special cameo. Later she appeared in various TV shows and movies, including ‘Happiness,’ ‘Black & White,’ ‘Switching Lanes,’ ‘A Christmas Too Many,’ ‘Loving Annabelle,’ ‘And Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,’ to name a few more. She made guest appearances in shows including ‘The Nanny and Oprah,’ ‘Spin City,’ and ‘Where Are They Now?’.
Besides participating in and winning beauty competitions, she hosted beauty pageants twice. In the year 2013, Marla launched her album ‘The Endless,’ and one of her singles, ‘House of Love,’ made her win Hollywood Music in Media Awards. She also took part in the dancing show, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the year 2016; however, she was eliminated during the initial weeks of the show.
In 1990, she appeared in an ad campaign for ‘No Excuse Jeans.’ She introduced an exclusive lineup of maternity clothes in the year 1993, which garnered popularity among females. Marla Maples works as a speaker with London Speakers Bureau and promotes women’s wellness. In 2018, Maples was featured in the Summer of Peace Summit, where she talked about combatting the issues that take one away from peace.
Marla Maples Personal Life
In the early 1990s, Marla started dating Donald Trump, who was already married to Ivana Trump at that time. Ivana discovered her husband’s extramarital affair in 1991 and filed for divorce. Marla’s relationship with Trump garnered much media attention, and for eight days in a row, Trump got featured on the first page of the New York Post. Trump and Marla married in 1993 in an intimidating ceremony attended by 1000 guests at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The couple had a daughter, Tiffany Trump, born on 13th October 1993. The couple separated in 1997, only four years after their marriage. At the time of separation, as per settlement laws, Marla was entitled to $100,000 per year in terms of child support and an additional $1 million to purchase a home.
Later, she dated film producer Michael Mailer for a few years. It is reported that Marla had a long-term romantic relationship with model and fashion designer Anand Jon.
Marla Maples’s Net Worth
Marla’s marriage to Trump was not the only reason contributing to her net worth. She used to appear in movies and shows occasionally. The versatile 59 years old actress also launched a music album that successfully gained the audience’s attention. She also worked in theater and radio shows. In the divorce settlement with Donald Trump, she was paid $1 million and an additional $1 million to buy a home. She was also paid $100,000 every year for the child support of their daughter Tiffany till she turned 21.
By the year 2023, the net worth of Marla Maples is reported to be $6 million. She also owns her engagement ring presented to y Donald Trump, which has worth $250,000. In 1999, Marla purchased a home in Calabasas for $1.4 million and sold it for $2.2 million in 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the full name of Marla Maples?
Her full name is Marla Ann Maples.
How many kids does Marla Maples have?
Marla Maples has only one daughter, Tiffany Trump.
What is the height of Marla Maples?
The height of Marla Maples is 5 feet 8 inches.
Which religion does Marla follow?
Marla Maples follows the Christian religion.
What was the debut performance of Marla Maples in the movies?
The debut performance of Marla Maples was in the movie ‘Maximum Overnight.’
What is the weight of Marla Maples?
Her weight is 57 kg.
What is the zodiac sign of Marla Maples?
Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
What is the current relationship status of Marla Maples?
Marla Maples is single and not dating anyone.
What are the hobbies of Marla Maples?
Marla Maples loves morning meditation, yoga, tennis, and taking turmeric potions.
What is your favorite celebrity of Marla Maples?
Marla has a huge crush on Dwayne Johnson.
What is the favorite food of Marla Maples?
Her favorite food is vegan, gluten-free pizza.