Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and the mother of his three eldest daughters, has died, her family said Thursday. She was 73 years old.
“I’m very sad to let everyone who loved her know that Ivana Trump died at her home in New York City.” Donald Trump posted on his social media platform, Truth Social.. “She was a wonderful woman who lived a wonderful, beautiful, wonderful and wonderful life. Her pride and joy was her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. We all made her so much. She was so proud of them that she was so proud of them. Rest in peace, Ivanka! “
“It is a deep sadness to announce the death of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump,” her children said in a statement. “Our mother was an incredible woman. Business power, world-class athletes, brilliant beauty, and compassionate mothers and friends. Ivana Trump survived. She escaped communism. She accepted this country. She taught her children about gravel, and she was tough, compassionate, and determined. She would be deeply missed by her mother, her three children and her ten grandchildren. “
According to a New York affiliate of ABC NewsPolice responded to her residence on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she was found dead.
According to ABC, her death was not considered suspicious, and police said she appeared to have died of natural causes.
Ivana Trump, nee Zelníčková, was born on February 20, 1949 in Czechoslovakia and became a competitive skier.
In 1971, she married Austrian ski instructor and friend Alfred Winklemeier, acquired Austrian nationality, and left the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. According to her lawyer at the time.. They divorced in 1973.
After that, she moved to Canada and worked as a ski instructor and model.
She met Donald Trump during a model trip to New York City in 1976. They got married the following year.
Their relationship was the source of tabloid feed. They divorced in 1992, following a relationship with actress Marla Maples.
Donald Trump married Marla Maples in 1993. She gave birth to his fourth child, Tiffany Trump, in the same year. They divorced in 1999.
In 2005, Trump married a Slovenian model, Melania Naus, the mother of her son Baron, who was born the year after the wedding.