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Q: Have Donald Trump’s ex-wives commented on his election victory?

—Steve Phenicie, Norcross

A: Ivana Trump, Trump’s first wife, has lobbied to become the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic during the Trump administration.

She is a native of Czechoslovakia, which became the Czech Republic, also is known as Czechia, and Slovakia.

Ivana Trump, who was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, told the New York Post on Nov. 11 that her ex-husband likely will keep his residence at Trump Tower while living in the White House and might try to turn his personal jet into Air Force One.

“He’s very happy in his own plane,” she told the Post.

Ivana Trump also said Donald Trump doesn’t like to travel, sleeps only three hours a night and will work “from morning to night, which he loves.”

She had three children with Trump: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.

Marla Maples, Trump’s second wife, hasn’t spoke publicly about his victory, but she was spotted at Trump Tower on Nov. 15, one week after the election.

Maples, who grew up in the North Georgia town of Cohutta, was married to Trump from 1993 to 1999.

Tiffany is their daughter.

Q: What has happened to Matt Belanger, who was a co-anchor for WSB-TV’s weekend evening news? We haven’t seen him on the air in a long time.

—Sammy Hawkins, Jasper

A: Belanger left WSB-TV in the spring and is a weekend anchor and reporter at KSTP 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis. He was with WSB for about a year.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).


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