Marla Maples Still Loves Donald Trump

08/07/2013 at 10:35 AM EDT

Marla Maples Still Loves Donald Trump
Marla Maples
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Since making headlines in the '90s for having an affair with Donald Trump and then marrying him, Marla Maples has had a much lower profile.

But now she's talking to Oprah Winfrey about her feelings for her famous ex-husband, who divorced Maples in 1999, and his children.

"I still love Donald," she said in an interview on OWN's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, which aired Sunday.

"I love Eric and Ivanka and Donnie so much. I had the chance to know them when they were young and now to see how well they're doing just touches my heart. We watch The Apprentice and I cry when I see the kids on it. I'm crazy, I'm that emotional person."

Trump and Maples married in 1993 and had a daughter, Tiffany, now 19.

"I live such a different life than I did, of course, when I was married to Donald," Maples said.

For one thing, she's a single mom.

"I've had a real blessing of being able to raise Tiffany as a single parent," Maples said. "Her daddy of course took care of school, her education, and some of our needs, but as far as the day-to-day parenting, I've been the one here."

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Marla Maples and Donald Trump on their wedding day

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