Donald Trump once said that he wouldn’t date one of the most beautiful women in the world because she was too short for him. In an interview in Spanish, Salma Hayek, 50, who stands at 5-foot-2 inches, told Radio Centro 93.9 on October 21 that, “When I met that man, I had a boyfriend and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number. He got my number and he would call me to invite me out,” according to Buzzfeed’s translation of the clip.
Hayek added that Trump continued to pursue her and that she believes he planted a story about the conquest in the National Enquirer. She said that a story that appeared in the tabloid said that Trump refused to date Hayek over her height. Hayek believes Trump is behind it. It’s her belief that Trump thought Hayek would then date the alleged-billionaire in order to counter the story.
As a comparison, Trump’s wife, Melania Trump stands at 5-foot-11, according to a New York Times profile. While Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, stood at 6-feet at the time of their marriage, according to the Daily Mail. Meanwhile, Trump’s in-between wife, Marla Maples, stood as the smallest of his wives at 5-foot-8.