Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife, dies at 73

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  9 comments

Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife, dies at 73

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I vana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of his three eldest children, has died, her family said Thursday. She was 73.

“I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City,”   Donald Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social, his social media platform . “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump," her children said in a statement. "Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend. Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren."


According to ABC News’ New York affiliate , police responded to her residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side where she was found dead at the bottom of a set of stairs.

Per ABC, her death is not considered suspicious, and police are investigating whether she may have fallen down. An initial report from ABC said police believed Ivana appeared to have died of natural causes.

Ivana Trump, née Zelníčková, was born on Feb. 20, 1949, in Czechoslovakia, and became a competitive skier.

In 1971, she married Alfred Winklmayr, an Austrian ski instructor and friend, so she could obtain Austrian citizenship — and leave the Communist Czechoslovakia, . They divorced in 1973.

She then moved to Canada, working as a ski instructor and model.


She met Donald Trump during a modeling trip to New York City in 1976. They were married the following year.

Their relationship was the source of tabloid fodder. They divorced in 1992, following his affair with actress Marla Maples.

Donald Trump married Marla Maples in 1993. She gave birth to his fourth child, Tiffany Trump, the same year. They divorced in 1999.

In 2005, Trump married Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model and mother of their son, Barron, who was born the year after their wedding.


After her divorce from Donald, Ivana Trump launched several business ventures, including a line of clothing and beauty products, penned a long-running advice column called "Ask Ivana" and published several books, including her 2017 autobiography, "Raising Trump."


She had two other short-lived marriages, to Italian entrepreneur Riccardo Mazzucchelli (1995-1997) and Italian actor and model Rossano Rubicondi (2008-2009).

Her wedding to Rubicondi was hosted by Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Ivanka Trump was her maid of honor.

During Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, their relationship again came under scrutiny.

In a deposition from their divorce case, revealed in the 1993 book "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" that   resurfaced during his White House bid , Ivana accused Donald of rape. He denied the allegation.

Around the time the book was published, Ivana released a statement saying she had “felt violated” but did not want the word rape to "be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

She probably earned the right to eternal rest. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

Because of four marriages or being mother to Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    4 weeks ago

Wasnt she Don Sr's mother as well ? 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

I think that his mom was Scots, not Czech.  

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1.3  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    4 weeks ago

No, for sacrificing her youth to three ungrateful little piggys and a man pig who cheated on, humiliated and publicly betrayed her...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1.1.3    4 weeks ago
No, for sacrificing her youth to three ungrateful little piggys

Does she share no responsibility for her children?  

and a man pig who cheated on, humiliated and publicly betrayed her..y

And her other 3 husbands?

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1.5  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.4    4 weeks ago

No, not any more she doesn't...

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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1.1.6  MonsterMash  replied to  JBB @1.1.3    4 weeks ago
No, for sacrificing her youth to three ungrateful little piggys and a man pig who cheated on, humiliated and publicly betrayed her.
She gave up her private life for millions of $, what a great sacrifice.
 
 
 
JBB
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1.1.7  JBB  replied to  MonsterMash @1.1.6    4 weeks ago

That was not the deal when Ivana married the Donald. He admits she was a great helpmate. Then he publicly dumped her for a much younger Marla on the ski slopes of Aspen...

 
 

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