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Marla Maples

UpdatePosted 04/28/2016 09:00AM

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

Originally posted 04/21/2016 04:55PM

With a few weeks remaining until Michael Strahan leaves 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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UpdatePosted 04/26/2016 11:20AM

Marla Maples Recalls 'Awful' Tabloid Scandal Surrounding Donald Trump's First Divorce, Says She Tried to Make Amends with Ivana: 'I Really Hope, for Her Sake, That She Can Forgive Me'

Originally posted 04/20/2016 12:00PM

Marla Maples first became a public figure during the tabloid scandal surrounding Donald Trump's contentious divorce from first wife Ivana in 1989—as the 25-year-old "other woman" blamed for breaking up the marriage. The story dominated the New York City tabloids for months.

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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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Dancing With the Stars

Marla Maples Opens Up About Surprisingly Modest Lifestyle After Her Split from Donald Trump: 'I Laugh When People Think I Walked Away with a Fortune'

Originally posted 04/19/2016 03:40PM

The name Trump conjures up a certain level of extravagance: private jets, gilded furniture and highly conspicuous consumption.

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Dancing With the Stars

Marla Maples Speaks Out After Her Dancing with the Stars Elimination: 'Truly, My Heart's Broken'

Originally posted 04/12/2016 10:00AM

Marla Maples and her partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated on Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars, leaving both of them "stunned," they said Tuesday on Good Morning America.

"I have to say, for the first time in 21 seasons, I did not expect this at all," admitted dance pro Dovolani, 42. "We had such a great journey, she was growing every single week, it felt like she was really hitting her stride."

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People Picks

Dancing with the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy on Marla Maples: 'She's So Much More than Donald Trump's Ex-Wife

Originally posted 04/12/2016 09:20AM

Valentin Chmerkovskiy has a ton of respect for Marla Maples – and not just for her skills on the dance floor.

"I want to commend Marla on her grace," Chmerkovskiy told reporters after Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars of this week's eliminated contestant. "I hope she leaves with a great feeling. She had a great showing, and it was sad that she had to go."

Chmerkovskiy – who, along with his partner Ginger Zee, tied for Monday's highest scores – thinks there's one aspect of the show that Maples dealt with particularly well: being introduced as "the former Mrs. Donald Trump" week after week.

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2016 Presidential Elections

Flashback: Watch Donald Trump Speculate on Baby Daughter Tiffany's Future 'Assets' in 1994 Clip

Originally posted 04/06/2016 03:30PM

Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he once joked, "if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her."

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