Remember the scandal Marla Maples caused in the '90s when she had a long-running affair with the then-married Donald Trump? Everyone saw Maples as the home wrecker who torpedoed Trump's 12-year marriage to wife Ivana Trump. Once the divorce dust settled, Maples and Trump married and Maples was soon pregnant with Tiffany, which didn't do much for Maples' gold digger status. Fast forward 20 years, and baby Tiffany is all grown up. Say what you will about Maples — she's still beautiful at 50, and she somehow raised a Trump heir in near anonymity.
Once the Maples/Trump empire collapsed, mother and daughter moved to California and forged a strong bond. Maples told Oprah Winfrey on Where Are They Now? that Donald Trump supported his daughter financially but that she considered herself a single parent when it came to the actual parenting. When Tiffany was a teen, she and her mother cooked, played tennis together and formed a close relationship. Tiffany told the Daily Mail, "We've always been very close since she did raise me as a single mom."
Tiffany attends her father's alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and is focused on academics — for now.
Tiffany is just now starting to peek out from behind the curtain because she wants to be a pop star. She told the Daily Mail, "I love music, it's always been very dear to me. It's more of a hobby right now, but we'll see in a couple of years if I actually want to take it to the next level as a professional level. Right now the focus is on school." She has released "Like a Bird," which is a little Paris Hilton-ish (what is it with wealthy heirs and Auto-Tune?), but it's a place to start.
Don't be confused. Just because this Trump heir grew up on the West Coast, and her famous siblings grew up in New York, Tiffany has the lifestyle you'd expect of a Trump. Her high school education cost over $31,000 a year, she travels to exotic destinations on daddy's private jet and her famous sister, Ivanka, got her an exclusive internship at Vogue in the U.S.
Still, her famous father is proud of her because she not only does well in school, but she's a good person. Tiffany quoted her dad's pride to the Daily Mail. "She really is a terrific student, but more importantly, whenever we get the report card, the teachers write that she is the nicest person. Every one of them say, 'Tiffany's marks are an A, but more importantly, she's one of the nicest students we've ever had.'"
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