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Never-before-seen photos of Trump playing volleyball in Hamptons with Marla Maples in 1996 emerge

Never-before-seen images of Donald Trump taking a tumble as he took part in a beach volleyball game in New York with then-wife Marla in the 1990s have been revealed for the first time.

The now-President of the United States looked relatively youthful in the images snapped by photographer Rossa Cole in the Hamptons nearly a quarter of a century ago, in the summer of 1996.

Trump, who would’ve been 50 at the time, is seen clad in a pair of blue jeans, a white polo-shirt and a baseball cap, while wearing slightly ill-fitting white socks as he bull-dozed around in the sand.

On the opposing side of the net, Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples is seen sporting a fashionable ensemble of white biker shorts, and a white t-shirt.

 

Never-before-seen images of Donald Trump taking a tumble as he took part in a beach volleyball game in New York with then-wife Marla in the 1990s have been revealed for the first time

The now-President of the United States looks somewhat youthful in the amusing array of images snapped by photographer Rossa Cole in the Hamptons nearly a quarter of a century ago, in the summer of 1996

The now-President of the United States looks somewhat youthful in the amusing array of images snapped by photographer Rossa Cole in the Hamptons nearly a quarter of a century ago, in the summer of 1996

Taunting the crowd: Donald Trump reportedly flew in from New York City to the Hamptons on his helicopter especially for the event

Taunting the crowd: Donald Trump reportedly flew in from New York City to the Hamptons on his helicopter especially for the event

Amid his attempts to showcase his athletic prowess, Trump is seen gearing up to land a power shot across the net but instead misses

Amid his attempts to showcase his athletic prowess, Trump is seen gearing up to land a power shot across the net but instead misses

The now-President of the United States went crashing to the floor, with his sock-clad feet suspended in the air

The now-President of the United States went crashing to the floor, with his sock-clad feet suspended in the air

Amid his attempts to showcase his athletic prowess, Trump is seen gearing up to land a power shot across the net but instead misses, and crashes down the ground as dozens of spectators watch on.

Despite the soaring July heat, Trump seemingly opted to keep his white tube socks on throughout the contest, though he appeared to later lose one of them in the frenzy.

The event, held for W Magazine and sponsored by Bacardi, took place just three years before Trump and Maples finalized their divorce. The couple had one daughter together, Tiffany Trump.

Trump reportedly helicoptered in from New York City to the Hamptons especially for the event, flying home immediately afterward.

Other celebrity attendees included models Tyson Beckford and Bridget Hall, who also found themselves in the thick of the action.

Photographer Rossa Cole revealed to DailyMail.com how he happened upon this images earlier this week as he was sorting through his archive.

On the opposing side of the net, Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples is seen sporting a fashionable ensemble of white biker shorts, and a white t-shirt

On the opposing side of the net, Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples is seen sporting a fashionable ensemble of white biker shorts, and a white t-shirt

Tyson Beckford

Bridget Hall

Other celebrity attendees included models Tyson Beckford (left) and Bridget Hall (right), who also found themselves in the thick of the action.

Trump, who was then 50, attempts an ambitious over-the-head return during the match

Trump, who was then 50, attempts an ambitious over-the-head return during the match 

Trump seen serving the ball during the exclusive event

Photographer Rossa Cole revealed to DailyMail.com how he happened upon this images earlier this week as he was sorting through his archive

Photographer Rossa Cole revealed to DailyMail.com how he happened upon this images earlier this week as he was sorting through his archive

The event, held for W Magazine and sponsored by Bacardi, took place just three years before Trump and Maples finalized their divorce

The event, held for W Magazine and sponsored by Bacardi, took place just three years before Trump and Maples finalized their divorce

Cole, now 50, said he had been at the event on assignment for a local newspaper when he snapped the images. Reviewing them for the first time 26-years on brought back a number of memories, he said.

‘I remember it was a very friendly event. There were lots of models there and it was definitely one of those things a lot of people wanted to be at.’

The father-of-two, who lives in Long Island, said he even shared a conversation with Trump in the sand.

‘I had about 25 cents to my name at the time, so I thought it was really funny to be having this conversation with someone who supposedly had all this money,’ Cole told DailyMail.com.

‘As the event was sponsored by Bacardi, a lot of people were getting very rum-drunk. I remember mentioning drugs and alcohol to [Trump] and he replied, “That’s more my brother’s thing.”’

Despite being ‘just another businessman’ at the time, Cole remembers Trump being ‘very boastful and full of himself’ during their interaction.

‘You can kind of see from the photos that he was all about himself even then,’ Cole said. ‘He’s just kind of charging around in the sand, not looking out for others and is just doing his own thing.’ 

Sock-it to 'em: Despite the soaring July heat, Trump seemingly opted to keep his white tube socks on throughout the contest, though appeared to later lose one of them in the frenzy

Sock-it to ’em: Despite the soaring July heat, Trump seemingly opted to keep his white tube socks on throughout the contest, though appeared to later lose one of them in the frenzy

Victory: Maples and Beckford's team celebrate their win during the match

Victory: Maples and Beckford’s team celebrate their win during the match

One picture captured by Cole shows Trump intently chatting to a blonde at the event after the match’s conclusion

One picture captured by Cole shows Trump intently chatting to a blonde at the event after the match’s conclusion

Meanwhile, a smiling Maples was pictured mingling with fellow attendees at the game's end

Meanwhile, a smiling Maples was pictured mingling with fellow attendees at the game’s end

Maples was Trump's second wife. The pair wed in 1993 and later split in 1999. They had one daughter together, Tiffany

Maples was Trump’s second wife. The pair wed in 1993 and later split in 1999. They had one daughter together, Tiffany

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