Trump sends Marla Maples flowers to mark her grandfather's funeral
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Marla Maples is sharing a photo of a bouquet her ex-husband, President TrumpDonald John TrumpNYT publisher: US didn't step in to protect reporter from arrest in Egypt so paper turned to Ireland Trump instructed administration to withhold military aid for Ukraine days before call with president: report More Democrats threaten impeachment over Trump's dealings with Ukraine MORE, sent to mark her grandfather’s funeral.

Maples’s grandfather, Arnold Woodrow Locklear, died on Sep. 1, according to an obituary. The Navy veteran, who served during World War II, was 99.


In an Instagram story posted this week, Maples thanked Trump for a bouquet of white roses, saying he and her grandfather — affectionately nicknamed “Dingdaddy” — always “saw the best in one another.”

A note with the floral arrangement from Trump reads: “Dingdaddy was a wonderful man! With my deepest condolences.”

Maples, 54, and Trump were married from 1993 to 1999 and are parents to daughter Tiffany Trump.

Maples has largely stayed mum about her ex-husband throughout his political rise.

“I do know he shoots from the hip and he says whatever flies out at the time, and I think the whole campaign knows that,” Maples told The Daily Beast ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

“But I also don’t think that his intentions are negative for this country,” she added.