Donald Trump's family tree: Melania, Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric and more relatives

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Meet the Trumps.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a big family -- he's been married three times and has five children, plus eight grandchildren.

Trump, who was raised in Queens, came from a big family before starting one of his own -- he's one of five children himself.

Let's break down the family and how they're all connected.

Donald Trump's parents

Donald Trump was born in Queens in 1946
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Donald Trump was born in Queens in 1946 to Fred and Mary Trump. Fred was a Bronx-born New Yorker who made a fortune constructing middle-income apartments in Brooklyn and Queens. Mary was a Scottish immigrant.

Donald has repeatedly refuted claims that his father gave him a large inheritance to start his own company. Clinton claimed at the first presidential debate that Trump "started his business with $14 million from his father," but Trump fired back, saying, "My father gave me a very small loan in 1975."

Donald Trump's siblings

Donald Trump is the fourth of five children.
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Donald Trump is the fourth of five children. His sister, Elizabeth, is a former Chase banker; his other sister, Maryanne, is a retired judge who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and his brother, Robert, served as a top Trump executive.

But the sibling who has perhaps garnered the most media attention is Freddy, who died of alcoholism in 1981 at the age of 43 -- whom Trump often references when discussing his decision to abstain from alcohol his entire life.

A New York Times story posted in January paints a complicated relationship between Donald and Freddy that even extended to his relationship with his older brother's family. The Times reported that Donald helped draft his father's will, which cut Freddy's kids out of the inheritance when Fred Sr. died in 1999. "Freddy's children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father's share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used 'undue influence' over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out," the Times reported. "A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew's infant child."

Pictured: From left, Robert, Elizabeth, Freddy, Donald and Maryanne.

Ivana Trump, first wife

Donald Trump married Czech fashion model Ivana Zelníčková
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Donald Trump married Czech fashion model Ivana Zelníčková in 1977, and the couple had three children -- Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- before their split and subsequent divorce in 1992.

Despite Donald's affair with Marla Maples and the public divorce from Ivana, Donald's first wife says she often advises him on his speeches.

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Donald Trump Jr., son

Donald Trump Jr., 39, is Donald Trump's oldest
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Donald Trump Jr., 39, is Donald Trump's oldest child with Ivana Trump. He serves as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Donald Jr. is married to Vanessa Haydon and they have five children.

Donald Jr. cast New York's votes for his father during roll call at the Republican National Convention on July 19, giving his dad the number of delegates needed to officially secure the GOP nomination for president. Later, Donald Jr. said in a speech, "It was one of the great honors of my life to put him over the top in the delegate count earlier tonight."

Trump's oldest son found himself in a bit of hot water in September when he compared Syrian refugees to Skittles in a meme posted to Twitter. "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem," the meme said.

Donald Trump Jr. sat with former New York
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Donald Trump Jr. sat with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as supporters spoke in favor of his father at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, July 19, 2016.

Ivanka Trump, daughter

Ivanka Trump, 35, is Donald Trump's second child
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Ivanka Trump, 35, is Donald Trump's second child with Ivana Trump. The former model now serves as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization and has her own jewelry and fashion line. Ivanka is married to real estate developer Jared Kushner and the couple has three children: Arabella, Joseph and Theodore.

In March, it became official: Ivanka was granted a West Wing office as an informal adviser, although she's been her father's confidant for a long time.

Ivanka gave the speech that preceded her father's at the RNC on July 21, telling the audience that he "values talent" and "recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it." She said, "He is colorblind and gender neutral. He hires the best person for the job, period."

Trump's oldest daughter is friends with Chelsea Clinton, and Ivanka said that they remained friendly through the election. "Our friendship has never been about politics," she told People. "I don't expect it will be about politics in the future."

Eric Trump, son

Eric Trump, 33, is Donald Trump's third child
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Eric Trump, 33, is Donald Trump's third child and the last child he had with Ivana Trump. He serves as an executive vice president at Trump Organization.

During his RNC speech on July 20, Eric said that his dad once told Oprah he would run for president "only if it got so bad that I had no choice. "Eric added, "Well, ladies and gentlemen, that day has come."

Eric made headlines in October for two photos at separate events. In one, he appeared to drink lemonade from a free water cup at an In-N-Out in Las Vegas. In another, he posed with a woman wearing a shirt that said "Latina contra Trump" -- in other words, "Latina against Trump."

Marla Maples, second wife

Donald Trump and Marla Maples married in 1993,
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Donald Trump and Marla Maples married in 1993, but their relationship was rumored to have started years earlier. They had a daughter named Tiffany in 1993 before they divorced in 1999; after splitting, Maples and Tiffany moved to California.

Maples told People in July that she "could not be more proud" of Tiffany's RNC speech. "To get up and speak your heart in front of the world's stage is not easy, so I can't explain how proud I felt watching my daughter who's just 22 appear so poised and confident as she shared her light with everyone," she said.

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Tiffany Trump

Tiffany Trump, 23, is Donald Trump's youngest daughter
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Tiffany Trump, 23, is Donald Trump's youngest daughter and his only child with Marla Maples. Tiffany grew up in California and recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She's reportedly named after jewelry store Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue.

Tiffany spoke at the RNC on July 19, the first in a series of speeches by Donald's kids at the four-day convention. "I have admired my father all of my life, and I love him with all my heart," she said.

Tiffany Trump was in the audience in support
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Tiffany Trump was in the audience in support of her father at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, June 18, 2016.

Melania Trump, third wife

Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs, but changed to
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Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs, but changed to Melania Knauss upon immigrating to the U.S.) is a former model who worked in Milan and Paris before moving to New York in 1996. Two years later, she met Donald at a Manhattan party and wouldn't give him her number, instead taking his and calling him a week later.

The couple wed in 2005. They had their first and only child together, Barron, in 2006 -- the same year that Melania became a U.S. citizen.

The future first lady spoke on the opening night of the RNC in a much buzzed-about speech, which contained phrases that mirrored lines from Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC address. But in remarks that didn't bear a resemblance to Obama's DNC speech, Melania said of her husband, "No room for small thinking. No room for small results. Donald gets things done."

Melania made headlines again when she said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that her husband was "egged on" by former "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush to make the lewd comments caught on a 2005 tape but made public in October. She also told Cooper, "Sometimes I say I have two boys at home -- I have my young son and I have my husband."

The first lady has yet to move into the White House -- reportedly, she and Barron will join the president in D.C. this summer, so that their son can finish out the school year -- and has been comparatively slow to hire her East Wing staff.

During a keynote speech at the 2016 Republican
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During a keynote speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, July 18, 2016, Melania Trump said her husband would work for all Americans.
"If you want someone to fight for you and your country," she said. "I assure you, he's the man. He will never, ever give up. And most importantly, he will never let you down."

Barron Trump, son

Barron Trump, 11, is Donald Trump's youngest son
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Barron Trump, 11, is Donald Trump's youngest son and only child with wife Melania Trump. Donald referenced his youngest child in the first presidential debate when discussing cybersecurity, telling the audience that Barron "is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable."

In an interview with Parenting.com, Melania said Barron is a "very strong-minded, very special, smart boy." She added, "He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants. Sometimes I call him little Donald."

Barron has his own floor in Trump Tower, Melania told Parenting.com.

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