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Inside a Former PEOPLE Reporter's 'Surreal' 1991 Limo Ride with Donald Trump and Marla Maples Amid Publicist Alter Ego Drama

Originally posted 05/16/2016 02:05PM

In 1991, Donald Trump's then-live-in girlfriend Marla Maples was crushed when she listened to a recording of a man claiming to be Trump's spokesman saying he had no intention of marrying her.

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Keeping It in the Family! Tiffany Trump Wears Ivanka's Shoes as She Celebrates UPenn Graduation at Dad Donald's Golf Course

Tiffany Trump Graduates from University of Pennsylvania with Dad Donald, Mom Marla Maples and Siblings Ivanka and Barron by Her Side

Originally posted 05/16/2016 08:55AM

Donald Trump set politics aside on Sunday to support his youngest daughter Tiffany Trump at her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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Inside Donald Trump's '91 Apology for Pretending to Be His Own Spokesman – How Marla Maples Shamed Him Into Fessing Up

Originally posted 05/15/2016 08:50PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flatly denied Friday that he posed as his own spokesman during a June 26, 1991, phone call to then-PEOPLE reporter Sue Carswell – a phone interview that Carswell taped at the time. When she played the recording for friends of Trump and his then-girlfriend, Marla Maples, they were unanimous: the voice was Trump's own, a ruse that Carswell noted in her story for the July 8, 1991, issue of PEOPLE.

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Donald Trump Admitted to Posing as His Own Spokesperson to PEOPLE in 1991, Despite New Denials

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Donald Trump Admitted to Posing as His Own Spokesperson to PEOPLE in 1991, Despite New Denials

Originally posted 05/15/2016 04:25PM

Donald Trump adamantly denied ever posing as his own spokesperson on Friday, but the presumptive GOP nominee told PEOPLE a different story in 1991.

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UpdatePosted 05/13/2016 05:50PM

13 Celebs Who Could Fill Michael Strahan's Seat as Kelly Ripa's New Live Co-Host

Originally posted 04/21/2016 04:55PM

Michael Strahan has left Live With Kelly and Michael to enjoy a relaxing summer before he joins Good Morning America full-time, the search for Kelly Ripa's new co-host is just heating up.

While no official announcements have been made about who will fill Strahan's seat, PEOPLE has rounded up a list of possible candidates whose names have been floated – and some who we think would fit the bill.

Keep scrolling to see who is currently in the mix.

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Donald Trump Denies He Masqueraded as His Own Publicist to Brag About Models, Madonna and Marla Maples

Originally posted 05/13/2016 01:50PM

Donald Trump on Friday said he doesn't "know anything about" a newly surfaced recording that sounds like the billionaire businessman posing as his own spokesman, calling it "one of the many scams" targeting him.

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5 Things Donald Trump Probably Learned While Reading PEOPLE's Story About His Ex Wife Marla Maples

2016 Presidential Elections

5 Things Donald Trump Probably Learned While Reading PEOPLE's Story About His Ex Wife Marla Maples

Originally posted 05/06/2016 11:25AM

Donald Trump declared his love for Hispanics in a Facebook post on Thursday, wishing everyone a "Happy Cinco de Mayo" – while digging into a $13.50 taco bowl from Trump Tower Grill.

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Tiffany Trump Explains the Surprising Reason Her Parents Donald Trump and Marla Maples Fought over … Wait for It … Chocolate

Originally posted 04/22/2016 09:15AM

As a little girl in Trump Tower, Tiffany Trump knew how to get what she wanted. And what she wanted was not her mother Marla Maples' health-conscious, homemade, vegan chocolate.

"She was doing the whole vegan, 'let me make homemade chocolate' thing … I don't even know if you call it chocolate," Tiffany, 22, recalls with a laugh. "It was very health-conscious. I kind of rebelled."

So Tiffany enlisted her father, current Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, for help.

"My dad would sneak me down to the candy store in Trump Tower and buy me Almond Joys," Tiffany recalls. "My mom wouldn't like that."

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Marla Maples Felt 'It Was Really Important' That Daughter Tiffany Trump Form a Close Bond with Her Half Siblings

Originally posted 04/21/2016 12:15PM

Marla Maples moved her daughter Tiffany to the west coast to get out of the public eye following her 1999 divorce from Donald Trump, but she always took measures to make sure Tiffany had a relationship with her half siblings.

Those include Donald Jr., 38, Ivanka Trump, 34, and Eric, 32, Trump's children with first wife, Ivana, as well as Barron, 10, his son with current wife Melania.
From left: Eric, Ivanka, Donald Jr., Donald and Tiffany Trump Photo by: Maring Photography / Getty Images
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"I never let her ever think of them as her half sister or half brothers," Maples explains. "This is your family. It was really important to me: Every birthday, every occasion, always say hi and connect."

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Marla Maples Says She Raised Tiffany as a 'Single Mother' After Donald Trump Divorce: 'Her Daddy Was a Good Provider, but as Far as Time, It Was Just Me'

Originally posted 04/21/2016 09:20AM

After her 1999 divorce from Donald Trump, Marla Maples picked up and moved to Calabasas, California. with their daughter daughter Tiffany to get out of the public eye.

"That was my choice, raising her outside of the spotlight," Maples tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. But it rendered her essentially a single mother.

"Her daddy is a good provider with education and such, but as far as time, it was just me," Maples, 52, recalls of raising Tiffany, now 22, largely on her own. "Her father wasn't able to be there with day-to-day skills as a parent. He loves his kids. There's no doubt. But everything was a bit of a negotiation."

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