Ivana Trump: 'I was never happier in my life' than when Marla Maples got kicked off 'Dancing with the Stars'

Getting eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars' during week one is a bit embarrassing -- and last year, nobody was laughing harder than Ivana Trump when Marla Maples got the boot.

President Trump's ex-wife didn't mince words during a recent interview with Page Six, where she was more than happy to slam "that showgirl."

"Last year, during the presidential campaign, they asked me to do ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I could not do it because it would have been disrespectful to Donald. I was not going to be on the dance floor with my boobs hanging out, and my butt hanging out," Ivana said. "But guess what? Marla Maples took it. She lasted one week. And when she lost I said, ‘Hey, hey, hey, hey!’ I was never happier in my life.”

The drama between Donald, Ivana and Marla technically ended more than two decades ago, but there's no doubt that Ivana still holds a grudge.

“She broke my marriage and destroyed my family,” Ivana told Page Six. “And now she’s nobody."

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Marla Maples and Ivana Trump at NYFW
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples attends the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples attends the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples attends the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples attends the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples and Paula Abdul attend the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples and Paula Abdul attend the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marla Maples and Paula Abdul attend the John Paul Ataker fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images John Paul Ataker )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivana Trump attends Dennis Basso fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivana Trump attends Dennis Basso fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivana Trump attends the Dennis Basso fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Dennis Basso and Ivana Trump attend the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivana Trump and Dennis Basso attend the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Dennis Basso and Ivana Trump attend the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivana Trump attends the Dennis Basso fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Plaza Hotel on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
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Donald and Ivana wed in 1977. Despite having three young children at home, Donald began an affair with Georgia pageant girl Marla Maples in 1989. After months of much publicity, Ivana and Donald divorced. He would marry Maples in 1993.

Ivana seemingly does not harbor negative feelings toward Donald's current wife, First Lady Melania Trump.

"Better Melania [as First Lady] than me," Ivana said. "I like my freedom."

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Donald and Ivana Trump through the years
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American businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana smile as they attend a formal party, 1982. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1980: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Roy Cohn's birthday party in February 1980 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1982: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump are seen in December 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Lord-Rosenthal Wedding Reception on June 10, 1987 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 28: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Lacroix Fashion Show on October 28, 1987 at the World Financial Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - 1987: Donald Trump, Diandra Douglas, Don King, Ivana Trump, and Michael Douglas attend a Trump Book Party in December 1987 at the Trump Tower in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: Property developer Donald Trump and wife Ivana Trump chat with actor Michael Douglas and his wife Diandra Luker at the Party to Celebrate Trump's Book 'The Art of the Deal' at The Atrium in Trump Tower on December 12, 1987 in New York City, New York . (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - CIRCA 1988: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attends the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament circa 1988 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Ivana (nee Zelnickova) and Donald Trump attend the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala, New York, New York, 1988. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend Tyson vs. Spinks Boxing Match on June 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - 1989: Property developer Donald Trump and wife Ivana Trump with actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith attend a Police Athletic League event for Commisioner Benjamin Ward's Kids in 1989 in New York City, New York . (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Ivana Trump and Donald Trump during 1989 U.S. Open Celebrity Sightings - September 9, 1989 at Flushing Meadow in Queens, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 9: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend U.S. Open Tennis Tournament on September 9, 1989 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana Trump attend 8th annual 'Night of 100 Trees' to benefit the Cancer Research Institute at the Sheraton Center in December 1989 in New York, New York. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
Donald and Ivana Trump (Photo by Bob Sacha/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 14: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Scopus Awards Gala Honoring Merv Griffin on January 14, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 4: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend United Jewish Appeal Gala Honoring Steve Ross on February 4, 1990 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Ivana Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 9: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Man of the Year Awards Honoring Lawrence Harvey on April 9, 1991 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Donald Trump, Ivana Trump and Ivanka Trump attend Valentine's Day Birthday Party for Ivana Trump on February 12, 1998 at Chaos in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
382524 16: (ITALY OUT) Donald Trump, his girlfriend, Melania, Ivana Trump and her boyfriend, Roffredo Gaetani attend a benefit auction at Cipriani November 28, 2000 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #455504994 with alternate crop.) (L-R) Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska attend The Eric Trump 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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