Prayers go out to the older children of Donald Trump, who just lost their mother, Ivana Trump, according to an official announcement.
On Thursday, Donald Trump announced the passing of his ex-wife and mother of three of his children, Ivana Trump, in a statement posted to his Truth Social account.
“Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion & determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children & 10 grandchildren,” the Trump family said in a statement.
Ivana Trump has passed away. Donald Trump’s statement below. She was the mother to Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump. She was 73. pic.twitter.com/SvW6jM0Zfv
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) July 14, 2022
Ivana and Donald were the power couple of the 1980s. They were featured prominently in New York City social circles and in tabloids across the country as Mr. Trump was building his real estate empire.
The two met in New York City in the 70s when Ivana was working as a model for the Olympics. They were married shortly after. The couple had three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. They were married for 15 years before they divorced in 1992 due to Trump’s relationship with his second wife and mother of Tiffany, Marla Maples.
As Mr. Trump’s star rose in NYC real estate circles, Ivana began playing a larger role in the organization. She held several prominent positions within the Trump organization, including VP of interior design and general manager of the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Ivana Trump went on to develop several clothing, jewelry, and beauty lines. She is also the author of several books, including Raising Trump, which documents her childhood growing up under communist rule to raising her three children.
On Thursday afternoon, around 12:40 pm, police responded to a report of a person in cardiac arrest at a residence on the Upper East Side and found the 73-year-old unconscious “in close proximity” to the bottom of a staircase, according to a NYPD spokesperson.
The person was identified as Ivana Trump shortly after. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Officials said the death appears to be from natural causes and is not considered suspicious, per the report, which also noted the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office will investigate the cause of death.
Ivana and Donald Trump maintained a close relationship until the time of her death, despite what the media says. The former Mrs. Trump even claimed to speak with Donald “weekly” during his first term as U.S. President.
Author: Nolan Sheridan