Marla Maples Loves Karma, Astrology, and Not Talking About Her Marriage to Donald Trump

Image via Kevin Winter/Getty.
Image via Kevin Winter/Getty.

In a strange, fascinating interview with the Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi, former Trump spouse Marla Maples (along with her publicist, who is also, coincidentally, Kristen Doute’s publicist) shared a number of odd personal details about herself—that she is “very into” eagles, for example, and that she goes to church on Sundays in addition to following Jewish traditions, and also that she retains a botanist—while attempting not to share anything particularly in-depth about a certain white-lipped ex-husband of hers.


From The Daily Beast:

In 1999, as Trump decided whether or not to run for president, Maples reportedly told the London Telegraph, “If he is really serious about being president and runs in the general election next year, I will not be silent... I will feel it is my duty as an American citizen to tell the people what he is really like.”

Asked about the remark on Wednesday, Maples said she didn’t recall saying it and suggested the quote had been fabricated. Maples wouldn’t say definitively if she’d signed a nondisclosure agreement—as Ivana did, and as most people in Trump’s orbit do—but maintained that her unwillingness to disparage him, at least by name, had to do with her own spirituality, her commitment to her daughter and nothing more. (Trump reportedly retaliated for the remark by withholding Maples’s alimony payments.)

Later on in the interview, attempts to discuss the election went like this:

“I do know he shoots from the hip and he says whatever flies out at the time, and I think the whole campaign knows that,” she said. “But I also don’t think that his intentions are negative for this country. I think his intentions—I believe—what—God, it’s just such a hard thing to say because I just do not want to—I never want to get in the middle with Tiffany.”

Hey, I mean, that seems like a genuinely tricky situation. Torn between her daughter (or, more crucially, a possible NDA) and the country, what is Marla Maples to say?! And what could she say, really, at this point, that would matter at all to anyone who is voting for Trump?

The rest of the interview includes some zany new-age catchphrases like “I feel like I’m building a bridge everyday within myself” and “the winds blow”; Maples believes in karma to such a degree that she thinks many of her friends’ mothers are currently dying of cancer because “they were the young babies during the days of Hiroshima.”


Marla Maples also believes she is a Scorpio, I wonder if anyone has told her?

Please read the whole thing here.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.



Marla Maples is a classic example of a woman who got far more shit for her involvement in an affair than the man who was actually married, with three children. She is forever brandished as some slut, while her partner in crime is running for President.