Spectacular ski holidays
The big bang is said to have taken place during the Trump family’s Christmas vacation in December 1989. In addition to his family, Trump likely also invited his affair to the ski vacation in Aspen. When Ivana found out her rival was in on the action, the two women allegedly faced off on the slopes.
According to a report by the American magazine “People”, the following spectacular scene would have occurred: when he noticed the argument between the two women, Trump would have tried to flee on skis. However, Ivana, who was a professional skier in her native Czechoslovakia, caught up to him and sat upside down in front of him, waving a finger in his face. It has not been definitively clarified whether the testimonies on which the magazine relies are correct.
Divorce amid the hype
Reality: In 1990, Donald and Ivana Trump divorced under the influence of the media. After a few difficult years after the divorce, Ivana again spoke positively about her ex-husband and supported his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.
Donald and Melania Trump: Trump’s third wife acted rather cautiously as “first lady.” (Source: Tasos Katopodis/getty-images-pictures)
In December 1993, Trump married Maples. However, her second marriage was less durable than the first. The couple separated again in 1997 and divorced in 1999. Maples contractually assured Trump that he would keep the marriage confidential. According to reports, however, the breakup could be related to a Maples affair. A police officer picked up Maples and one of Trump’s bodyguards from under a lifeguard tower on the beach near Trump’s home in Mar-A-Lago, Florida in April 1996. Both initially denied having had an affair. After Trump fired the bodyguard, he suddenly reported an affair. A year after the incident, the separation finally followed.
Melania as the Reserved First Lady
Trump met his third and current wife, Melania, at a party in New York. Modeling agent Paolo Zampolli brought the Slovenian-born to New York in 1995 and got her to work for his agency. She finally met Trump in September 1998 and soon began a relationship with him.
The couple have been married since 2005. As First Lady, Melania has been mostly in the background. Rather, it was Trump’s daughter from his first marriage, Ivanka, who played a prominent role alongside her father. Reports that Melania was unhappy in her marriage were not uncommon during Trump’s presidency. So far, however, there has been no separation or divorce.