She grew up within the former Czechoslovakia below communist rule and left within the Seventies. She married her second husband, Trump, in 1977.
The couple had three youngsters collectively and divorced in 1992 after 15 years of marriage. The Czech-born businesswoman and former mannequin held a number of roles throughout the Trump household companies, together with serving as the previous vice chairman of inside design for the Trump Group. Her building and design work spanned Trump Tower, Trump Plaza Lodge and On line casino in Atlantic Metropolis and the Grand Hyatt Lodge. And he or she managed Trump’s prized Plaza Lodge property.
“She was a beautiful, lovely, and superb lady, who led an awesome and inspirational life,” Donald Trump stated in his put up. “Her satisfaction and pleasure have been her three youngsters, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was so pleased with them, as we have been all so pleased with her. Relaxation In Peace, Ivana!”
Ivana Trump has been described as a “charismatic workaholic” and a “profession lady” — working alongside her then-husband as they constructed the Trump empire. She took her enterprise expertise nicely past the Trump household group, creating her personal trend and wonder traces. She additionally invested in actual property each within the U.S. and Europe, and authored a number of books.
Each Trumps have been sizzling matters within the media within the Nineteen Eighties and past as the facility couple’s wealth and function in New York’s social scene ballooned. Additionally they had a messy and public divorce, spurred partly by Donald Trump’s affair with Marla Maples, whom he later married.
Regardless of the falling out, the 2 have been on good phrases in recent times, speaking roughly as soon as every week, Ivana Trump wrote in her 2017 memoir.
She additionally suggested her ex-husband whereas he was on the marketing campaign path, she advised the New York Put up in 2016, providing Trump suggestions and critiques.
“We communicate earlier than and after the appearances and he asks me what I assumed,” she advised the New York Post. She would inform Trump to “be extra calm” and stated she coined the motto “You suppose it, I say it.”
Meridith McGraw contributed to this report.