Mary Trump married a woman but had to hide her sexuality from the family because of homophobia, reveals book
Mary Trump has seemingly not been as open about her personal life as she has been with the details of her uncle, President Donald Trump's childhood. She seems especially uncomfortable talking about her sexual orientation.
The 55-year-old niece of POTUS wrote in the latter part of her explosive tell-all, 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man', that she was previously married to an unnamed woman and the couple shares a daughter named Avary. The couple is now divorced and Mary presently lives in New York with her daughter. Nothing is known about her spouse or whether she is involved in the life of her daughter.
Mary revealed in the book that she rarely talked about her sexual orientation mainly because she had heard her family make a number of homophobic comments in the past. For example, she recalled having one particular conversation with her grandmother, Mary Anne, in which they were discussing Princess Diana’s funeral.
"When she had said with some vehemence, 'It’s a disgrace they’re letting that little [expletive] Elton John sing at the service,' I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know I was living with and engaged to a woman," Mary wrote. She added that her relatives were also unaware of the fact that her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr., died in June 1999, just one week before Mary was scheduled to wed her fiancée on a beach in Maui.
The only personal details available about Mary are from her social media pages, which are public. According to her Linkedin profile, she became a certified professional life coach, after graduating from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She also has a master’s degree in English Literature at Columbia University. In addition, she has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Adelphi.
She was a doctoral student at Adelphi’s Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies in 2002, according to the book, 'Diagnosis: Schizophrenia. A Comprehensive Resource for Patients, Families, and Helping Professionals,' which she contributed to. Mary is currently the chief executive officer of The Trump Coaching Group, a New York-based life coaching company she established in 2012. She previously studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2011. She has also owned and operated several businesses in New York and New England, including a marina, an import company.
Publisher Simon and Schuster said Thursday, June 16, that Mary's book had sold a staggering 950,000 copies by the end of the day it released on June 14. It beat another Trump tell-all book, by former National Security Adviser John Bolton. The book, 'The Room Where It Happened,' sold more than 780,000 copies in its first week of sales a couple of weeks ago.
In fact, it is extremely rare for a book to have sold so many copies in just a day. 'Fear' by journalist Bob Woodward had sold 900,000 copies by the end of its first day. 'A Higher Loyalty' by former FBI Director James Comey sold 600,000 copies at the end of its first week. 'Fire and Fury,' by Michael Wolff, sold more than 1.7 million copies by the time it had completed a month on bookshelves.
We earlier reported that Mary was the primary source behind the New York Times' explosive piece on Trump’s taxes, including how he inherited more than $400 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire and was involved in “fraudulent” tax schemes. Mary also alleged in the book that the president and his father contributed to her father’s descent into alcoholism which led to his death from a heart attack in 1981; he was just 42. She claimed that both of them neglected her father at critical stages of his addiction.