Although FLOTUS will forever have our hearts, there have in fact been ladies before her that held Donald Trump’s eye. Through Ivana we got Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Marla Maples gave us sweet Tiffany. Melania is mom to Barron, the kid brother of the bunch. With Donald tweeting his every thought, we have to wonder – how do the ladies of his life feel?
Take a look at some of their tell-all quotes from over the years.
Name: Ivana Trump Title: Trump’s First Wife; Mom to Ivanka, Eric, Donald Trump Jr. Marriage: 1977 – 1992
Quotes: “Would I straighten up the White House in 14 days? Absolutely. Can I give the speech for 45 minutes without [a] teleprompter? Absolutely. Can I read a contract? Can I negotiate? Can I entertain? Absolutely. But I would not really like to be there. I like my freedom.”
“I would go and call Donald, I said, ‘Ivanka is going to Chapin, or she’s going to go to the Georgetown University. Eric is going to go to Hill School,’ and he said, ‘OK.’ I was in charge.”
– ABC News’ Amy Robach interview, 2017
Name: Marla Maples Title: Trump’s Second Wife; Mistress During First Marriage; Tiffany’s Mom Marriage: 1993 – 1999
Quotes: “I think God is in all things. Do I wish more than anything that we could have had this relationship after his other divorce papers were signed? Absolutely. That’s what I mean with all my heart.”
“It was really the biggest part of my life, wasn’t the biggest part of his, I suppose,” she said. “You know, he’s a man on a mission and always has been.”
– Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris podcast, 2018
Name: Melania Trump Titles: Trump’s Third Wife; First Lady of the United States; Barron’s Mom Marriage: 2005 – present
Quotes: “They are grown-up. I don’t see myself as their mother. I am their friend, and I’m here when they need me.”
– Harper’s Bazaar interview, 2016
“I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip. But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines … and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.”