Marla Maples next act: a televangelist television comedy
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 4/9/2019, 10:04 a.m.
By Betsy Klein, CNN
(CNN) -- Marla Maples has kept a low profile since her ex-husband became President of the United States, but she will make her return to the spotlight soon with a new television role.
The President's second wife and mother of Tiffany Trump is currently in South Carolina, where she is shooting a part in the forthcoming HBO comedy series "The Righteous Gemstones," an HBO spokesperson told CNN.
The show staring Danny McBride and John Goodman will air later this year, the spokesperson said.
According to a press release when the series was first announced, "The new comedy centers around a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work — all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
HBO and CNN have the same parent company, WarnerMedia.
Maples declined to comment through a spokesperson, but she recently posted a photo on set, writing that she "couldn't be happier." The Georgia-born Maples said the last time she worked in the Carolinas, she was 18 years old, playing a small role in Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive.
She has had parts in various films and television shows and starred in "The Will Rogers Follies" on Broadway while she was engaged to Trump in 1992. She married Trump in 1993 and they divorced in 1999. Maples raised Tiffany Trump in Southern California and recently made her return to New York City.
Months before the 2016 election, Maples hit primetime as a contestant on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Since Trump took office, the President's family has played an active role in the administration, but the actress and media personality and her daughter, who is in law school at Georgetown University, have largely avoided headlines. Maples often speaks about wellness and spirituality but declines to weigh in on the news of the day. For $102, fans can request a personalized video greeting from Maples from the website Cameo.