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Donald Trump was married to Ivana Trump, mother to his three eldest children — Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump — from 1977 to 1992, according to People. He was married Marla Maples from 1993 to 1999, with some overlap between his relationships with Ivana and Maples. Despite this, Maples explained that she didn’t see herself as his mistress. On the podcast “Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris,” Maples said of her relationship with Donald, “It was two people that came together that truly loved each other in a period of time and I really … wanted him to see how loved he could be for his soul, not for his money.” Maples stressed that she formed a real, significant bond with Donald and said that there was a real purity to their relationship. “I never considered myself a mistress,” Maples said, adding, “Every step of the way, I was praying, ‘God, please be in this. Please be in this. I do not want to be part of breaking anything up that has a chance.” While Maples didn’t see her relationship with Donald as something destructive, Ivana certainly did.
In her memoir, “Raising Trump,” Ivana wrote: “[T]hat woman knowingly entered into a relationship with my husband, the father of three small children.” Ivana also recalled Maples’ attempt to apologize. “This woman broke up my marriage and took away my kids’ father,” Ivana wrote. “I don’t care how sorry she is.”