For more than a decade, Donald Trump’s messy marriages, and equally messy divorces, from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples were splashed across the pages of tabloids. But what caused the state of these unions to be such a headache for the 45th president of the United States—and such a field day for gossip rags? From affairs to lawsuits, we’re taking a scandalous trip down memory lane to reveal.
What you may not know about Donald’s notorious ex-wives.
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1Ivana and Marla went at it on the ski slopes
According to a well-researched summary of events from the now-defunct blog Gawker, Ivana and Maples had an infamous altercation in 1989, when they both just so happened to be at the same ski resort in Aspen, Colo. Details on the event vary, although every report curated by Gawker concludes that, duh, the spat was about Maples’ affair with Donald.
Among the juicier allegations: People magazine claimed Ivana confronted Maples outside a restaurant, calling her a “b**ch” and demanding, “leave my husband alone.” Sources for People also alleged Donald took off on his skis during the spat, after which Ivana allegedly caught up to him and “[skied] backwards down the slopes, wagging her finger in his face.” Whatever the case, the couple’s divorce was announced a little more than one month later.