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Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s Ex-Wife, Has Died

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Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife, has died, the former president posted on Truth Social Thursday. She was 73 years old.

Ivana, a Czech American socialite, businesswoman, and former model, was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992 and is the mother of his three eldest children, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka. Ivana was deeply intertwined in several of Donald Trump’s business ventures; she served as CEO at Trump’s Castle, one of his hotel casinos in Atlantic City, and managed the design of then Trump-owned hotel. She claimed that Donald Trump called her “his twin as a woman.” She also authored several books, including a self-help book on divorce, and most recently a 2017 autobiography called Raising Trump about her own childhood and experiences raising children with Donald Trump.

“She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspiration life,” the former president wrote on Truth Social.

While Ivana stayed largely out of her ex-husband’s most recent politics, she maintained a close relationship with him throughout his campaigns and presidency, and suggested to the New York Post that she informally advised him in 2016. By 2020, though, she told People that she was happy to see his reelection campaign done with: “I just want this whole thing to be over with, one way or the other,” she said at the time. “I really don’t care.” She said that her ex was “not a good loser,” and that she wanted to her children “to be able to live their normal lives—normal lives. Not the Washington life and all that, just in New York or wherever they’re going to be and just live their normal lives. I think they enjoyed being around Donald and running the election and seeing what will happen, but now it is—thank God—over. I’m not really sure what they are going to be up to.”

This article first appeared in Vanity Fair.

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