Actress Marla Maples was the young woman whose affair with Donald Trump broke up his marriage to his first wife, Ivana. Although Trump ended up marrying Maples, who was 17 years younger, their marriage ended six years later. Maples recently broke her silence on the affair scandal, and surprisingly, revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she was still in love with her famous ex-husband, even though he’s since moved on with his third wife, Melania Knauss.
Maples also confessed that, having been married to a very, very rich man, Trump took care of many of the financial costs for their one daughter, Tiffany, including providing money for school and other essentials. But it looks like the money may be starting to run out because Maples has found a new way to make money from her marriage to Trump.
The now-50-year-old celebrity is going to be auctioning off everything she still has from her relationship with Trump. She’s selling everything from wedding gifts and furniture to clothes she owned while married to Trump and a painting by their daughter when she was five. Other notable items in the auction include a vintage bottle of wine estimated to be worth up to $5,000, opulent accessories from the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, and a brass clock worth around $700.00.
No one really knows if Maples is auctioning off the personal items to make a little extra money, or to flush Trump out of her life for good. In any case, a portion of the money earned is expected to be donated to San Diego’s Brain Cancer Research Institute. The rest of the money will probably go straight into Maples’ pocket.
What do you think: Do you think she’s holding this auction for money or to move on?
Whitelocks, S., “Is she finally over Donald Trump? Marla Maples auctions of 170-plus items from their marriage including wedding gifts and clothing,” Daily Mail web site, November 28, 2013; http://goo.gl/Lq9UoL.
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