“Everyone is adjusting to these new circumstances during the transition period, and while Ivanka has no intention of taking a formal role in the administration, she plans to be an advocate for issues she cares deeply about,” a source close to Ivanka tells PEOPLE.
“The team is working hard on the final stages of vetting the structure that will be put in place in leading the Trump organization to avoid even the appearance of any conflict of interest. We look forward to providing updates on the corporate structure and other details next week,” the insider added.
Ivanka and Jared, both 35, got married in October 2009 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., following a three-month engagement.
Ivanka serves as Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of the Trump Organization, based in NYC, and also has own line of clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. Jared is a real estate developer who owns properties in the New Jersey and New York markets.
The pair, who were appointed to Trump’s Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, took on very active roles during the election with the mother of three stumping across the country and speaking at the Republican National Convention in July on behalf of her father. And in November, she sat in on her father’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. On Monday, Ivanka and Donald met with Al Gore to discuss climate change during a “lengthy and very productive” meeting, according to Gore.
Harvard-educated Kushner was rarely far from his father-in-law’s side throughout the campaign, and is rumored to be making a transition into the White House.
When Trump visited the White House to meet with President Barack Obama for the first time in November, Kushner was spotted walking around the South Lawn with Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, and was the only Trump family member present.
In addition, the president-elect requested that Kushner be allowed to sit in on his Presidential Daily Briefings. Though Kushner will be heavily involved, anti-nepotism laws could prevent him from holding an official federal job.
More information to be revealed at Trump’s December 15 news conference.