Donald Trump’s taste in wives seems to trend younger and younger. Is three times a charm for Donald or is he likely to trade up for an even younger wife yet again? It’s no secret that Donald revels being surrounded by a bevy of young, beautiful ladies. And he’s also made cringe-worthy comments about his own daughter, Ivanka.
So what might happen if he went for wife number four? Although completely speculative, comments Donald has made, plus trends in his marriages point to his next wife being closer to his daughter’s age. Page 5 provides the biggest clue about why Donald likes younger women.
1. Donald and Ivana seemed like the perfect match
When “The Donald” met Ivana, they were both young and in love. Donald wined and dined his first wife, who came from a working class background in Czechoslovakia and the couple built a life together.
However, 15 years and three children later, Ivana discovered her husband cheated on her with younger women, Marla Maples, according to The New York Post. She filed for divorce and the couple went their separate ways.
Next: His marriage to Marla was doomed before it even began.
2. Donald marries Marla Maples, who is 17 years his junior
Marla Maples may have started out as a mistress but once she became pregnant with Donald’s child, she became his wife. Donald’s response to finding out Marla was pregnant went over like a lead balloon. He told Howard Stern he said, “Well, what are we going to do about this?” Newsweek recounts. This question was followed with a marriage proposal.
Their marriage lasted six years and ended when Marla realized she and Donald were incompatible. She said he was “ego driven” and “obsessive,” according to The New York Post. She also hinted at what she would do if he ever ran for president. “I will feel it is my duty to tell the American people what he is really like,” she said. “But I can’t imagine that they would really elect him, would they?”
Next: Donald wastes no time hooking up with Melania.
3. Melania was born when Donald was 24 years old
Donald met Melania within about a year of separating from Marla, Elite Daily reports. Apparently Donald “went crazy” when he met Melania and heavily pursued her. At the time Donald was 52 and Melania was 28.
The couple dated for five years before Donald popped the question with a 12-carat diamond ring, The New York Post.
Next: If they divorced, Donald would likely seek a submissive woman.
4. Donald likes to have the power in his relationships
Donald has a more old-fashioned view of marriage where he is the one in power. One of Melania’s friends told GQ that the marriage was a good fit because, “It’s about all that power and protection. I think she needed a strong man, a father figure.”
Donald also once boasted to Howard Stern about leaving all the childcare to the women. “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them,” The New Yorker recounted. “I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.”
Next: He might go for someone even younger than Melania.
5. This is why Donald might choose someone younger
In the book Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff said Donald’s viewpoint on marriage was the younger the woman is compared to her husband, the more likely he can away with cheating, according to People.
Wolff also describes Donald as a womanizer who views sleeping with his friend’s wives as a badge of success. He’s also made sexual advances on other women, while he was still married.
Next: These are the marriage rules according to Donald.
6. This is the type of woman Donald wants
Over the years, Donald has made several remarks about how he views marriage, according to The Huffington Post. Don’t marry a women who won’t sign a pre-nuptial agreement, avoid women who complain, tell your wife what to do instead of arguing with her, and never give your wife a place in your company. He also sees nothing wrong with extra-marital affairs as long as you keep them quiet.
Next: The next wife could be a lot like this woman in Donald’s life.
7. The next Mrs. Trump could be a lot like Ivanka
Oftentimes, Donald will compare attractive women to his daughter. Stormy Daniels told CNN that Donald said she was, “Someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter,” Bravo recounted. Donald has also referred to Ivanka as being “voluptuous” and a “ten” while on Howard Stern’s show.
While it is impossible to know exactly what is going on in his mind, Bravo polled a few psychologists who said Donald’s remarks about his daughter may be an attempt to flatter women by making the comparison or that “Ivanka is an extension of his apparent narcissism.”
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