Ivana Trump on Marla Maples' DWTS Stint: 'No Class!'

And more on the feud from Ivana's new book
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
Ivana Trump's Feud With Marla Maples Detailed in Ivana's Book
Ivana Trump arrives for an AIDs benefit during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in France on May 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

The drama between the president's wives continues: The latest excerpt to trickle out of first wife Ivana Trump's new book has to do with her feelings toward second wife Marla Maples. Let's just say those feelings aren't great: Ivana calls Marla "the showgirl" throughout Raising Trump, adding that she and her three children with her ex have "deep scars from that period of our lives, in part due to her actions." She slams Marla for choosing to get into a relationship with someone she knew was a married father and then "humiliating" Ivana in the media for months, People reports. Ivana also runs down the times Marla has publicly apologized and Ivana has, in turn, rejected those apologies.

Last but not least, she slams Marla's appearance on Dancing With the Stars last year. "The showgirl appeared on DWTS when (because) her ex-husband was running for president! It was disrespectful to do the show. I never would have embarrassed Donald that way," Ivana writes. "No class!" She adds that she herself has been offered quite a bit of money to appear on the show, but she refuses to go on TV "dancing in those tiny dresses with the boobs and butt hanging out" and that the fact that Marla did so is a "disgrace." The book was released Tuesday. Also Tuesday, an Ivana interview aired on Fox News in which she said there's "absolutely no problem" between her and Donald's third wife, Melania, but that interview was recorded before Ivana called herself the "first lady" and the actual first lady hit back, Politico reports. (More Ivana Trump stories.)

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