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He's a bold, brash billionaire tycoon with an exotic beauty on his arm. Skyscrapers bear his name, and he travels the world in a 727 with beloved family.

For the first time, Donald Trump has flown his wife, Melania, and his five children to Chicago for their first television interview together.

Donald became a family man in 1977 when he married his first wife, Ivana, a former Olympic skier from Czechoslovakia. Together, they had three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Donald and Ivana were married 15 years before their very public breakup in 1992. The following year, he married Marla Maples, and the couple had a daughter named Tiffany. Donald and Marla's marriage ended in 1999.

Then, in 2005, Donald walked down the aisle for a third time with Slovenian model Melania Knauss. In 2006, Melania gave birth to Donald's fifth child, Barron.

Today, Donald's wife Melania and his children—Barron, Tiffany, Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr.—join him on The Oprah Show stage. Donald Jr.'s wife Vanessa and their children, Kai and Donald III, are here as well.

Although "family man" might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Donald Trump, he says that's exactly what he is. "I've always said I've been a great father. Less of a good husband," he jokes. "I love my family."

Donald says his dream is for his family to build on the Trump success. "I'd like them to carry on what I've done," he says. "I've done a good job, and I'd like them to carry on and enjoy another level, and enjoy their lives."

FROM: A TV First: Donald Trump and His Five Children
Published on February 07, 2011

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