Off on the opposite coast in Los Angeles
After Marla and Donald divorced, Tiffany and her mother moved out to Los Angeles – thousands of miles away from her father. That was a major source of separation, with Trump being actively surrounded by his other children in New York City but rarely seeing Tiffany.
“Her daddy is a good provider with education and such, but as far as time, it was just me,” says Maples. “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.”
“I would bring her into New York a couple times a year and let her go see her dad in the office and let her go have dinner with him and [Donald’s wife] Melania,” Maples recalls. “I just said it’s important for her to form her own relationship with him, without my input. I wanted to create some consistency where she could see him.”
Everyone knows what a busy man Donald Trump is as the president, and you can imagine how busy he was as a businessman. Seeing his daughter just a few times a year? It’s an honest case of “out of sight, out of mind.”