I love the Donald. Sure he’s a bit robotic at times and he sometimes seems to be very much into himself, but that’s him. He’s a true NY original and does wonders with real estate, including golf courses (perhaps not so much with the casinos). I guess since the apprentice he may have jumped the shark a bit with some of his ventures, but he…go for yours when you can get it! I even USED to like the Apprentice, a few years back (perhaps seasons 1 to 3). He’s an iconic NYer and he’s now a celeb known the world over. Here’s a look at the new generation of Trump empire builders.
1) The Donald and Ivana
- Donald Jr.
2) The Donald and Marla Maples
3) The Donald and Melania Knauss
- Barron William
In 1977, Trump married Ivana Zelničkova (later Ivana Trump) and together they have three children: Donald, Jr. (born December 31, 1977), Ivanka (born October 30, 1981), and Eric (born January 6, 1984). They were divorced in 1992.
In 1993, he married Marla Maples and together they had one child, Tiffany (born October 13, 1993). They divorced on June 8, 1999.
On April 26, 2004, he proposed to Melania Knauss (Melanija Knavs in Slovene, later Melania Knauss-Trump) from Slovenia. Trump and Knauss (who is 24 years Trump’s junior) married on January 22, 2005, at Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate. Melania gave birth to a boy named Barron William Trump, Trump’s fifth child, on March 20, 2006.
Trump became a grandfather when son Donald Jr. and his wife Vanessa welcomed daughter Kai Madison and son Donald John Trump III.
Photos (Don Sr, Don Sr, and Don Jr respectively) by FAME