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Even though President-Elect Donald Trump is on to his third wife, we had to stop and take a moment to pour one out for his second marriage’s wedding registry that has now come to light. The billionaire’s nuptials to second wife Marla Maples included a pretty ridiculous wedding registry and the more important (and serious) question is: What do you gift a billionaire at his second wedding? Here is how some celebs handled their gifts for his big day number two.
At his wedding to the aspiring actress in 1993, which took place at the Plaza Hotel, Trump’s registry included thousands of dollars in Tiffany and Co. items, according to TMZ. Among the celebrities who bought him some totally necessary (…eye roll) registry items included Howard Stern ($530 crystal sail sculpture), Kathie and Frank Lee Gifford ($300 serving platter), Don King ($1,250 bowl), and Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola ($610 decanter). The irony of the entire situation (besides Trump’s billionaire status) was that his then-wife created the registry after the wedding, so we can only image how much cash they received on the big day. In total, Trump and Maples made off with $23,000 in Tiffany & Co. items. What ever happened to a good ol’ fashioned charity donation? Just saying.
With a wedding celebration that pretty much matched his registry, the Trumps served over $60,000 in caviar, sushi, lamb, and turkey, the Daily Mail reports. Their cake was six-feet tall and made solely of vanilla ice cream cake. And of course, we can’t forget OJ Simpson’s awkward wedding toast.
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The now 70-year-old Republican’s relationship with Maples, a Georgia native, was known as the most scandalous of his three marriages, as he was still married to first wife Ivana Trump when he began his tryst with Maples. The actress and news correspondent’s and Donald’s affair did indeed end his first marriage, and shortly thereafter included a baby on the way. Two months prior to their big day, the Dancing With the Stars actress gave birth to Donald’s second daughter, coincidentally named Tiffany.
Currently, the real estate mogul now better-known as a divisive politician is married to Melania (Knauss) Trump, who was born in Slovenia. She met her now-husband of 10 years at a party — while he was on a date with a Norwegian Heiress, no less, Inside Edition reports. “He came to the party with a date!” she shared with People. “I had heard he was a ladies’ man, and so I said, ‘I’m not one of the ladies.’ Later, she noted, he sent his date to the ladies’ room so that he could get Melania’s number. That phone call proved to be the ticket to holy matrimony, and the two tied the knot in 2005. Now, the rest is history — literally.