A Hollywood ex-wife is reportedly getting her dancing shoes ready.
Marla Maples, former wife of business mogul Donald Trump and star of the now defunct ABC series Ex-Wives Club, has been cast as a celebrity participant on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, In Touch Weekly reported Friday.
According to the magazine, a pal of Marla Maples said that the 44-year-old actress has “landed a spot on the hottest show. She’s in great shape, so dancing is only going to make her look even better.”
The friend also told In Touch that the producers of the hit reality series are hoping Trump, who headlines NBC’s The Apprentice, will join the show’s studio audience to watch his ex on the dance floor.
Marla Maples was Trump’s second wife. They were married for more than five years and had one child – daughter Tiffany – in 1993. They divorced in 1999.
Last summer, Maples starred alongside Shar Jackson and Angie Everhart in ABC’s short-lived series, Ex-Wives Club, a show that helped recent divorcees to move on with their lives by getting rid of things that had to do with their former life partners.
Marla Maples is not the only celebrity that is being rumored to be part of Dancing with the Stars 6. In Touch also claims that actor Sean Hayes, most known for his portrayal of the flamboyant Jack McFarlane on NBC’s Will and Grace, could also be among the reality dance competitions latest celebrity cast members. E! Online’s Mark Malkin, meanwhile, reported last week that Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the legendary Elvis Presley, has “signed on, or is close to signing on” to the show.
A representative for Presley told Malkin that she is not “confirmed to do Dancing [with the Stars],” but “could not confirm nor deny” that she has been in talks with producers.
The sixth season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on Monday, March 17 at 8pm on ABC. The network is expected to officially announce the identities of the new celebrity participants later this month.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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