The Trump family announced that the first wife of the former president, Ivana Trump, died in New York.
WASHINGTON – Ivana Trump, one half of the advertising power couple of former President Donald Trump in the 1980s as his first wife and the mother of his oldest children, has died in New York. He was 73 years old.
Trump wrote on his Truth Social page: “I am deeply saddened to inform all who loved him, including many, that Ivan Trump has passed away at his home in New York.” “She was a beautiful, beautiful and amazing woman who lived a great and inspiring life. His pride and joy were his three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. He was proud of them as we all were of him. Rest in peace, Ivana!”
The Trump family also issued a statement. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump. Our mother was an incredible woman – a powerhouse in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, a caring mother and friend. Ivana Trump survives.
“He fled communism and embraced this country,” the statement continued. “He taught his children about courage and toughness, compassion and determination. He will be greatly missed by his mother, three children and ten grandchildren.”
The Trumps were a power couple in New York before their equally public and messy divorce in the 1980s after Donald Trump met Marla Maples, his next wife. But in recent years, Ivana Trump had a good relationship with her ex-husband. In his 2017 book, he wrote that they talk once a week.
Ivana told the New York Post in 2016 that she was both a supporter and adviser to the former president.
“I suggest a few things,” he said. “We talk before and after the performance and he asks me what I think.” He said he advised her to “keep calm.”
“But Donald can’t be quiet,” she said. “He’s very outspoken. He just says it like it is.”
Ivana Zelničova was born in Gotvaldov, Czechoslovakia in 1949, the former city of Zlin, which was renamed by the communists who took over the country in 1948. She married her second husband Trump in 1977.
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Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump has died at the age of 73
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