Who was Trump married to before Melania? Meet all the president's wives

If there is one thing many could agree on, it's that Donald Trump enjoys the company of beautiful women. The 45th U.S. president has been married more times than any of his predecessors, having sworn himself to holy matrimony before God to three women: Ivana Trump, Marla Maples and Melania Knauss-Trump.

Ivana Zelníčková Trump
Years married: 15 (1977-1992)

Trump married his first wife, a Czechoslovakia-born model name Ivana Zelníčková, in 1977. During their 15-year marriage, the pair raised three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump, which some reports rumored Trump was paying her $250,000 for each child after they split.

Stories were also swirling around the two's relationship following the release of the book Lost Tycoon:The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump in 1993, in which author Harry Hurt III referenced a 1990 court deposition that contained a statement from Ivana Trump alleging Donald Trump raped her and pulled out her hair as punishment after reportedly referring him to a plastic surgeon to tend to his bald spot.

SEE ALSO: Ivana Trump wants Donald Trump to appoint her ambassador to Czech Republic

Trump provided a statement to Hurt to counter his first wife's claims, saying that her claims were not intended to be taken literally and that she just "felt violated" following the incident.

The couple divorced in 1990 amid allegations of Trump's affair with model Marla Maples, which resulted in Ivana Trump's full custody of the three children.

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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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Marla Maples
Years married: 6 (1993-1999)

Three years after his divorce from his first wife, Maples gave birth to the couple's only child together in 1993, Tiffany Trump (named after "Tiffany & Co"). He and Maples wed two months later.

SEE ALSO: Could Trump's ex Marla Maples become a UN ambassador?

Maples, already an established model and TV personality prior to marrying Trump, went on to co-host Trump's Miss Universe Pageant and star in a few films -- Maximum Overdrive and Executive Decision -- before they announced they separation in 1997.

The split was allegedly due to business, according to a quote from an anonymous source allegedly close to Trump in 1997.

"It shows how hard he's working, that he has no time for marriage," the source said of the then-real estate tycoon whose net worth amounted to $2.5 billion then.

Upon their split, Maples then took their daughter, Tiffany, and moved from New York to California, where she raised her alone, arranging visits between her and her father "a couple times a year" to eat dinner following their finalized divorce in 1999.

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Donald Trump and Marla Maples through the years
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Donald Trump wih Marla Maples outside the Consulate; circa 1980; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
American businessman Donald Trump attends an event with Marla Maples, 1990s. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 1: Marla Maples and Donald Trump attend Better World Society Dinner Gala on October 1, 1990 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - 1991: Donald Trump Marla Maples pose for a portrait in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - CIRCA 1991: Donald Trump and Marla Maples at the US Open Tennis Tournament circa 1991 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by Raoul/IMAGES/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - CIRCA 1991: Donald Trump and Marla Maples at the US Open Tennis Tournament circa 1991 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by Raoul/IMAGES/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JANUARY 7: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend 80th Birthday Party for Joey Adams on January 7, 1991 at the Helmsley Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 80th Birthday Party For Joey Adams at Helmsley Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 80th Birthday Party For Joey Adams at Helmsley Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 5, 1991: Actor Elliott Gould, left, is seen next to Donald Trump and Marla Maples at courtside during the New York Knicks game against the Phoenix Suns on March 5, 1991 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1991 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 19: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend Holyfield vs. Foreman Boxing Match on April 19, 1991 at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 'The Will Rogers Follies' Gala - May 16, 1991 at Palace Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 1991 Pathmark Tennis Classic - July 20, 1991 at Ramapo College in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 3: Marla Maples and Donald Trump attend The Look of the Year Benefit Gala on September 3, 1991 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during Erving-Jabbar '1 on 1' Press Conference - December 4, 1991 at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during Erving-Jabbar '1 on 1' Press Conference - December 4, 1991 at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 11: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend 25th Annual Phoenix House Benefit on March 11, 1992 at U.S. Custom House in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 6: American businessman Donald Trump (right) and his wife Marla Maples (left) at Clive Davis tribute party at the Plaza Hotel on June 6, 1992 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1993: Donald Trump and Marla Maples Wedding at The Plaza Hotel circa 1993 in New York City. Please note the placement of Donald's hand.(Photo by Images Press/IMAGES/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 2: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend Will Rogers Follies Performance on May 2, 1993 at the Palace Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 2: (L-R) Marla Maples, Donald Trump and Ann Ogletree attend Will Rogers Follies Performance on May 2, 1993 at the Palace Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 3: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend Face of New York Finals Press Conference on July 3, 1993 at the South Street Seaport in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - 1995: Donald Trump (R) and Marla Maples (L) with daughter Tiffany Trump 1995 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1995: Donald Trump (R) and Marla Maples (L) with daughter Tiffany Trump 1995 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 11: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend 'Hamlet' Performance on July 11, 1995 at the Belasco Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Group portrait of, from left, American businessman Donald Trump, his wife, Marla Maples, and Peruvian former actress Pilar Pallete (widow of actor John Wayne) as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1996. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, and Marla Maples during Donald Trump 50th Birthday Party at Trump Tower in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 12: Donald Trump and Marla Maples attend 'The Fan' Premiere on August 12, 1996 at the Sony Lincoln Square Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Melania Knauss-Trump
Years married: 12 (2005-present)

Though most Americans were introduced to the first couple during last year's election cycle, Donald and Melania Trump's story began almost two decades earlier when the two first met at a Fashion Week party in the late 1990s, allegedly while he was still married to Maples.

SEE ALSO: How did Melania meet Donald Trump? The story of their love affair

Then-model Melania Knauss went on to date the father of four for several years amid accusations claiming that she was only interested in Trump for his finances.

"She ran into Donald just at the right time. She was just about out of money, at the end of her rope and about to move back to Eastern Europe," an alleged source close to Trump is quoted in the New York Post.

"I think you can't be with the person if it's not love, if they don't satisfy you," Knauss defended herself against gold digging claims in an interview with the New York Times in 1999. "You can't hug a beautiful apartment, you can't hug an airplane, you can't talk to them."

The two would go on to later become engaged in 2004 and married the following year, welcoming their son Barron in 2006 shortly after.

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Real estate magnate Donald Trump (L) and his girlfriend Melania Knauss leave Hollinger International's annual meeting at the Metropolitan Club in New York on May 22, 2003. Hollinger publishes The Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, the Jerusalem Post and other newspapers. REUTERS/Peter Morgan PM/ME
Donald Trump and his girlfriend Melania Knauss arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, February 29, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller REUTERS EM/AS
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his friend Melania Knauss pose for photographers as they arrive at the New York premiere of Star Wars Episode I: "The Phantom Menace," May 16. JC/SV/AA
From left, Billy Crystal, host of the 76th annual Academy Awards, his wife Janice Goldfinger, Melania Knauss and her boyfriend Donald Trump, pose together as they leave the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, early March 1, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM
Developer Donald Trump (R) and his girlfriend Melania Knauss pose for photographers after the final show of "The Apprentice" April 15, 2004 in New York. Bill Rancic, a 32-year-old Internet entrepreneur from Chicago, edged out Kwame Jackson, a 29-year-old New Yorker and Harvard MBA, for the Trump-described "dream job of a lifetime" and its $250,000 salary. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen JC
Donald Trump's new bride, Slovenian model Melania Knauss, waves as they leave the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church after their wedding in Palm Beach, Florida, January 22, 2005. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs (R) accepts an award from the Rush Philanthropic Foundation for his efforts to support public education and dedication to youth and social activism, from Donald Trump and his wife Melania (L) at Trump's Trumps Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida on March 11, 2005. REUTERS/Jason Arnold MS
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Kanauss watch the Miami Heat play the New York Knicks in the first quarter of their NBA game in New York's Madison Square Garden, March 15, 2005. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine RFS
Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania arrive at the Museum of Modern Art for a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New York November 1, 2005. The Royals are on the first day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
Donald Trump arrives with wife Melania at a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, November 1, 2005. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania (R) arrive at the Museum of Modern Art for a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New York, November 1, 2005. The royals are on the first day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his wife Melania attend a Miami Heat against the Los Angeles Lakers NBA game on Christmas Day in Miami, Florida, December 25, 2005. REUTERS/Marc Serota
Donald Trump stands next to his wife Melania and their son Barron before he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello (UNITED STATES)
Real estate magnate and television personality Donald Trump and his wife Melania stand on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION BUSINESS)
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump and his wife Melania watch Rafael Nadal of Spain play against Tommy Robredo during their men's quarter-final match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (2nd from L) watches with his wife Melania as Serena Williams of the U.S. plays against her sister and compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinals match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania as he speaks at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania listens at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to an answer his wife Melania gives during an interview on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, U.S. April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Melania Trump gestures at her husband Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as they leave the stage, after she concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Melania Trump appears on stage after U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his wife Melania onstage after the conclusion of his first debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Raedle/Pool
(L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington U.S., October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cuts the ribbon at his new Trump International hotel in Washington, DC, U.S., October 26 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania Trump at a campaign rally in Wilmington, North Carolina Florida, U.S. November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet a marching band as they arrive at Trump International Golf club to watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump hugs his wife Melania during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up H.R. 321 as his daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and U.S. first lady Melania Trump (2nd R) watch after it was signed in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, U.S. February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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