"It's been a crazy six months for me," the 52-year-old actress and TV host told Us Weekly this week while training to compete on "Dancing With the Stars." "I've had people constantly coming to me, wanting my opinion about the presidential race and I've maintained a lot of privacy. But now that I'm stepping out and [going to] be a part of 'Dancing With the Stars,' it's intensified even more."
Trump, the current GOP front runner, married Maples in 1993, after splitting from his first wife Ivana in the early '90s. Maples and Trump divorced in 1999 and are parents to daughter Tiffany, 22, who has joined her father on the campaign trail.
Trump has been married to his third wife Melania for nearly 11 years.
Earlier this month, Maples stopped by "The View" -- presumably to talk about "Dancing With The Stars" -- and got put on the hot seat about her marriage by host Joy Behar, who was a guest at the couple's 1993 wedding.
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"You were so in love with him, Marla, you were madly in love with him, I saw the headlines,” Behar declared, before bringing up one of Trump’s most notorious debate moments. “Was it love or his hands? Tell the truth.”
“By the way, his hands are great,” Maples replied to some awkward audience laughs. “I don't understand all this talk, he has great hands. He is the father of my child, so, what can I say."
Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist