Marla Maples, like other Trump's wives, is constantly in the headlines. In 2016, we saw her as the cast member of Dancing with the Stars Season 22. This ex-wife of Donald Trump is more than just President's ex-partner.

She has her own position in the showbiz industry. Many people only recognize her as Trump's second wife, so here are 10 untold truths about Marla Maples:


1. Marla Maples, the native of Georgia is the daughter of a model

Marla Maples is a daughter of Model Laura Ann Locklear who died in 2014. Her mother was Model and a Homemaker while her father was a Real Estate Developer.

Marla Maples was born on 27 October 1963 and is the native of Cohutta, Georgia. She was born to mother Laura Ann Locklear and a father Stanley Edward Maples.

She attended Northwest Whitfield High School located in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. She was a very active child during her school days. In her senior high school year, she was given the title of homecoming queen.  Apart from that, she served as a class secretary at her school. 

Inspired by her mother, Marla was very much interested in the modeling since her early age. She always wanted to represent herself and her state through beauty pageants.


2. She holds the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic

Marla Maples is very passionate towards fashion, beauty contest, health, and wellness. She got modeling aspiration from her Mother.

Brought up by a model, Marla Maples was always inspired to make her contribution to modeling. She started the journey just after her graduation from her high school, Northwest Whitfield High School. After 1981, she participated in several beauty contests and pageants.

Later in 1983, she got into Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest and became the winner. Being encouraged Marla participated in Miss Georgia USA the following year. She was announced as the runner-up in this big competition.

Subsequently, she again proved herself winning the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic in the year 1985. Following the success, she then started her career from reality shows, film, and television.


3. Being an American actress and television star, she had many roles with Trump

In 2016, Marla competed in reality show “Dancing with the stars” in partnership with Tony Dovolani. She once co-hosted ABC talk show called The View in March same year.

After a successful journey in the modeling world, Marla Maples first appeared as a celebrity guest at the WWF WrestleMania VII. The same year, in 1991, she gave her special appearance in the television series 'Designing Women'.

In 1992 she was seen in 'The Will Rogers Follies'. 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' was her next stop where she was seen along with Trump in an episode. Marla even co-hosted Miss Universe Pageant and Miss USA Pageant in 1997.

From 1996 to 2010, Marla starred in several movies like Executive Decision, Black and White, Happiness, A Christmas Too Many, Two of Hearts, Loving Annabelle, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish, A Nanny for Christmas, and many more.

She was low on the screen after 'Love, Loss and What I Wore' off-Broadway production and 'Switching Lanes'. Recently Marla Maples was seen in the celebrity dancing program "Dancing with the Stars" with Kim Fields. She even took the role of guest co-host in the ABC's Morning talk show 'The View' on 11 March 2016.



4. Apart from television screen, Marla has her own charm in music and radio

Marla Maples hosted Radio talk show ‘Awakening with Marla’, released album ‘The Endless’. She has own "Hollywood Music in Media Award" in 2012.

Talking about her radio career, she hosted her own talk show which was 'Awakening with Maria'. In her show, she interviewed several astrologers, authors, and naturopathic doctors. The show she did was very much loved by listeners and many praised her for the job she did.

Later in August 2013, Marla Maples released the album 'The Endless'. It is related to the musical journey of spiritual awakening and transformational energy. The album featured several thoughts of great leaders like Deepak Chopra, Dalai Lama, and Michael Beckwith.

Other than that the main specialty of the album is it evokes different consciousness levels which are designed for prayer circles, deep meditation, and yoga sessions. Marla won the "Hollywood Music in Media Award" in December 2012 for Best New Age/Ambient song, House of Love.

In addition, she has been in an advertisement campaign for 'No Excuses' jeans. We can also find a memoir by Marla Maples written in early 2000, All That Glitters Is Not Gold. It was published by ReganBooks division of HarperCollins Publishers.


5. Maples and Trump began their relation when Trump was still married

Marla Maples and Donald Trump got married in December 1993 at New York City’s Plaza Hotel. The couple officially divorced on June 8, 1999.

Maples and Trump married in the year 1993. Before, Trump was married to his first wife Ivana Zelnickova. This affair was kept secret for several years, even Ivana was unaware of it. Marla started her relation with Donald Trump even though she was aware of his marriage.

They started their affair years before Trump divorced Ivana. Donald Trump divorced Ivana in 1992 and married Marla in 1993 at New York City's Plaza Hotel. It is said that this ex-duo began their love in early 1987 after meeting in 1985. This pair was also seen together in television series several times.

After six years of marriage, Marla Maples and Donald Trump legally ended their marriage. They already started living separately in May 1997.


6. Their daughter Tiffany was born before their wedding

Tiffany Trump was born on 13 October 1993 while her parents got married only in December 1993.

Donald Trump and Marla Maples kept their relationship hidden for a long time. But their attempt could not succeed. They seem to be very much close as a partner because Marla was already pregnant before Trump got divorced and they entered into a marital relationship.

When this pair got married Tiffany, their only daughter, was just over two months old. At the New York City's Plaza Hotel Tiffany was one among the 1,100 guest to witness the marriage ceremony. Tiffany Ariana Trump was born on 13 October 1993 and her parents married in December 1993.



7. Daughter Tiffany was raised Marla all alone

Marla raised her daughter as a single mother, they moved to West Coast after the divorce. Marla and Tiffany are very close, more like a best friend.

Even though we see Tiffany with father Donald Trump in many of his events, he was never there when she was a child. Marla raised Tiffany as a single mother, they moved to West Coast after the divorce. They are very close, more like a best friend.

In the Oprah: Where Are They Now? Tiffany told, "My mom and I have always been very close since she did raise me as like a single mom ..... My friends and everyone I know are like, 'Wow, you guys really have a really good relationship."

This mother and daughter spend most of their together. Trump paid for her education but they were never close enough. It is said that the father and daughter relation only got closer a few years ago when Tiffany relocated to the University of Pennsylvania for college.


8. Marla is still in love with Donald Trump

Marla is no more in a relationship with President Donald Trump but still loves him a lot. She is currently single and is not dating any other man.

Marla married once in her lifetime to Donald Trump. She never tied a knot with any other man than him. This definitely proves that she was very much loyal and dedicated. Even back in 2013 in the Oprah: Where Are They Now? she confessed saying, "I still love Donald."

She added, 'I love Eric and Ivanka and Donnie so much'. Marla is a very emotional person, she also opened up saying how proud she is for all of her children about their success in life. And another amazing thing is despite her struggle she is happy for Tiffany as she is the daughter of Trump.

When asked a question about Trump and Tiffany she stated, "He's the father of my beautiful daughter and I support her in everything."


9. Beautiful Marla has huge fan followers on her Instagram account

Marla Maples is active and has accumulated a large number of fan and followers in social media. She has more than 69.9 thousand followers and 1220 posts on her Instagram account.

Even in her mid-50s, Marla Maples is still as beautiful as a young lady of 20. Her charisma is still alive as we can see thousands of followers on her social media site. She has more than 69.9 thousand followers and 1220 posts on her Instagram account.

We can see several of pictures from her young day and we must say she has not changed a lot. Marla has many of her daughter Tiffany's photos and happy moments with her. This shows that she loves her princess a lot.

Apart from those, we can find many pics regarding her fitness, food, travel, family and even inspirational quotes. She definitely shows the way to live a happy life no matter what.



10. She is involved in many philanthropist works

Marla Maples is contributing her time and efforts to several charities and trusts. As an advocate, she is supporting Israeli and Palestinian children through her NGO.

Marla Maples is very much dedicated towards charity works. She widely helps several non-profit organizations. Additionally, she is a vocal advocate for the organization Kids Creating Peace, since a long time. The organization helps children from Israel and Palestine.

She has even shared proceeds from her works for many children in need. The sales proceeds of her album One World Love was shared with Success for Kids. Some of the other profits were even shared from Linda's Stuff which went to Spirituality for Kids. This is another proof that she is not only a good mother to her daughter but also with the world's kids.