Marla Maples almost stole the show at her own daughter’s wedding! The 59-year-old former dancer looked absolutely fabulous as the mother-of-the-bride at Tiffany Trump‘s wedding to Michael Boulos on Saturday, Nov. 12. Marla, who shares Tiffany with her ex Donald Trump, arrived at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, FL wearing a lavender gown by Elie Saab in photos obtained by PEOPLE magazine. “It’s a Lebanese American wedding, so we were so happy to have Elie Saab create the magic,” Marla said to the publication, revealing that Tiffany’s dress was also by the designer who is Lebanese. Both dresses served as a node to Michael’s heritage, who is both Lebanese and French but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria.
Tiffany’s wedding appeared to go off without a hitch, even though there were reportedly concerns about a possible Category 1 hurricane hitting the southern Florida property. In fact, the Mar-A-Lago staff were evacuated on Wednesday, Nov. 9 over safety issues, according to a source for Page Six. “It was going to be a whole over-the-top thing,” the insider said at the time. “They had to cancel events today and canceled a golf outing for tomorrow.”
It’s a good thing Marla was in Florida ahead of the wedding weekend to support her daughter as the source added that Tiffany was “flipping out” about the weather situation at the time. Marla kept things light by cracking a joke about the wedding stress on her Instagram, comparing it to tennis. “We’ve got a lot of balls in the air with last minute prep for Tiff and Michaels wedding,” the former dancer wrote on Tuesday, Nov. 8 alongside a snap of herself on a tennis court. “Blessing time… breathing through all of it and remembering to put God in the center.”
On January 19, 2021, Tiffany announced her engagement to Michael, revealing that the heir to his family’s multibillion-dollar business Boulos Enterprises had popped the question after 3 years of dating. Alongside a snap of the couple at the White House posted to her Instagram, Tiffany said it was an “honor to celebrate many milestones” at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. while her father was President, and that her engagement was the icing on the cake. “Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!” she added.
After meeting in Greece in 2018, Tiffany and Michael began dating and were inseparable from then on out. Michael serves as the associate director of SCOA Nigeria, the director of the Fadoul Group and the business development manager for Royalton Investment. Tiffany, meanwhile, graduated from Georgetown Law School in May 2020, and is currently a legal research assistant.
Tiffany is Marla’s only child from her marriage to Donald, whom she divorced in 1999. Through her father, Tiffany has four half-siblings — Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, from his marriage to Ivana Trump, and Barron Trump, from his current marriage to Melania Trump.