The Trump family announced in a statement that Ivana Trump, the first wife of the late president Donald Trump, has passed away at the age of 73.
Donald Trump referred to his first wife as “a fantastic, beautiful, and remarkable woman, who had a tremendous and inspirational life” in a statement that was uploaded on Truth Social. Eric Trump, Ivana’s son, paid tribute to his mother in a post on Instagram.
Ivana Trump was found by authorities to be unconscious at the scene, and emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead, according to a statement from the New York Police Department. The city’s medical examiner will establish the cause of death because there were no indications of foul play.
According to a profile on the website of talent agency CMG Worldwide, Ivana Trump grew up in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia, which is south of Prague. Before beginning a modelling career, she immigrated to Canada in the 1970s and worked as a ski instructor.
Marriage with Donald Trump
She met Donald Trump in 1976 while visiting New York for work. The biography states that the pair was hitched in 1977. Her first child, Donald Trump Jr., was born in the same year. Her daughter Ivanka and son Eric were born the following year. Ivana and Donald aggressively worked to create a celebrity atmosphere around their union since they were regularly used as tabloid fodder.
Ivana Trump served as the Trump Organization’s vice president of interior design. She worked on the design of Trump Tower and held the position of CEO of a few Trump hotel properties. The couple’s failing marriage was featured on tabloid front pages, and they eventually got divorced in 1992.
In the 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald Trump, Ivana Trump claimed that her husband had raped her during their marriage and tore out her hair, but she later recanted this claim in a statement made soon before the book’s publication.
After the divorce, she continued to be well-known and capitalised on her notoriety by starring in commercials for well-known companies and starting a cosmetics line called Ivana Haute Couture.
After Trump was elected president, she caused controversy by referring to herself as the “first lady” in an interview with ABC News.
Ivana Trump has Donald, Ivanka, and Eric Trump, Ivana Trump’s three adult children, and a number of grandkids.