After being engaged for almost two years, Donald Trump and Marla Maples‘ 29-year-old daughter married a Lebanese-American businessman on Saturday.
On Saturday, Tiffany Trump got married to Michael Boulos in Palm Beach, Florida. Tiffany, who is 29, is the daughter of former President Donald Trump and actress Marla Maples, who were married from 1993 to 1999. She is also a half-sister to Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, and Barron Trump.
She got married to Boulos, who is 25, at the family’s Mar-a-Lago Club right after Tropical Storm Nicole hit Florida and three days before Donald Trump is expected to announce he will run for president in 2024.
“We are focused on this sacred union and welcoming beloved friends and family, not on politics,” “This was Tiffany’s childhood home and where she was brought into the world,” she adds, explaining why the venue was chosen.
“Tiffany has never been someone who puts people against each other,” says a social source, adding that all of the Trumps were there. “This is a happy family event.”
Tiffany’s wedding dress was a tribute to Boulos’ family history. “It’s a Lebanese-American wedding, so we were so happy to have Elie Saab work his magic,” says Maples, who also wore an Elie Saab dress for her mother-of-the-bride look.
The couple’s cake was based on Donald and Maples’ custom, a 7-foot-tall Sylvia Weinstock wedding cake, which Maples says Tiffany, who was a baby at the time, wanted to make again.
Even though Donald was reportedly in a bad mood after the midterm elections—”he has been upset and ranting like a raging bull for the past couple of days,” a political source told PEOPLE—Maples says they asked him to do traditional fatherly things at the wedding, like walk his daughter down the aisle and dance with her.
Maples also took part in the ceremony by saying a prayer, and Tiffany’s best friends from childhood were chosen to be bridesmaids. A source involved in the wedding said that Ivanka helped get ready for the big day by being in Tiffany’s bridal party and giving “total support.”
The source says, “Marla and Tiffany have talked about this day for a long time.” “She’s so happy for her daughter and thinks she picked the right guy.”
After meeting at Lindsay Lohan’s club in Mykonos, Greece, in 2018, Tiffany and Boulos started dating.
In January 2021, at the end of her father’s term as president and after the U.S. Capitol riots, the couple got engaged and announced it on social media the day before he left office.
A source told last year that Boulos, who comes from a wealthy Lebanese family with businesses in Nigeria, proposed in the White House Rose Garden with a $1.2-million diamond ring.
“It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, and historic events, and make memories with my family here at the White House. My engagement with my wonderful fiancé Michael was the most special of all. I’m thankful and can’t wait for the next chapter! “she wrote, along with a picture of her and Boulos smiling on the White House grounds.
Sources say that Tiffany once thought about having a second wedding ceremony abroad in Greece. This was before she decided to have the main U.S. ceremony at Mar-a-Lago, which is less than two hours north of the couple’s current home in Miami.
Her father says he will make a “very big announcement” about his plans to run for the White House a third time on Tuesday at the same club.
In the past few months, the former president’s desire to lead the country again has been clear. He has been holding rallies all over the country, falsely claiming that he won the 2020 presidential election and campaigning for far-right candidates running in the midterms.
This week, many of the far-right candidates he backed did poorly at the polls, which made people question his political skills. He now has fewer allies in state and federal governments than he thought he would, which suggests that his influence on American voters has decreased.
During most of Donald’s time in office, his younger daughter was out of sight, and there were times when she didn’t see or talk to her father for months at a time.
“They’ve had a tense relationship her whole life, and the presidency made it worse,” a person close to Tiffany.
Tiffany and her mother grew up in Calabasas, California. This is one reason why she isn’t part of the close group of Trumps who ruled Washington from 2017 to 2021. In 2016, Maples told PEOPLE, “It was my choice to raise her away from the spotlight.”
As someone who knows the Trump family well said before, “Tiffany wasn’t as close to the family as Ivanka, Eric, and Donnie Jr. She doesn’t talk much about her father. She has always been a little bit different from the rest of her family.”
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