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Playboy Mogul: Donald Trump Was Dating At Least 2 Other Models At The Time He Was Seeing Melania, Book Claims

Date October 14, 2019

Not many people have the best opinions about Donald and Melania Trump's marriage. There have been suggestions and allegations that Donald Trump may be (or was) cheating on his wife.

While these suspicions are not confirmed, it's possible that even before the Trumps tied the knot, Donald may have other love interests he could have explored.

Before Melania and Mr. Trump officially became a thing, the business tycoon was dating a gorgeous model named Kara Young. According to reports, they started dating in 1997 before things ended two years later.

Other model interests

It was while Mr. Trump and Kara were together that he met Melania at a New York City club in 1998. The future president once told Larry King that on the day he spotted Melania, he was actually supposed to meet another model. But Melania caught his attention and he made his move. This marked the beginning of their love story.

While this sounded cute and amazing, one book is claiming that things didn't exactly work out that way. The book All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator claimed that the then-real estate mogul was dating different women in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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In an excerpt obtained by Esquire, it was said that by the time he started dating Melania, Donald Trump was seeing at least two other models and was still very much into Kara Young. Celebrity reporter A.J Benja revealed to the book's authors journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faize that Mr. Trump was more interested in a relationship with Kara than with Melania. As a result, the Slovenian model saw Kara as a big threat.

Despite proposing to Kara several times, she refused to marry him, the book claims. Meanwhile, Melania reportedly had to cope with not having her partner's complete attention.

Amid fights and relationship drama, Donald and Melania still agreed to make things work despite still engaging in relationships with other women before proposing to the lady who would become his third wife.

Breakup drama

In another book The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game writer Ronald Kessler claimed that Melania actually once broke up with Donald Trump due to his interest in Kara Young.

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Melania had reportedly gone to Trump's apartment one day when she saw Kara walking out. Melania broke up with Trump on the spot, the book said.

Despite the alleged split and some reported complications, Melania and Donald did go on to tie the knot in January 2005.

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Some relationships are smooth while others are paved with many bumps and cracks. The Trumps courtship story may sound like the latter but these two did somehow build a life together despite their alleged complicated past. And from the looks of things, they continue to remain strong together many years later.