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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Ivana Trump Dies of "Cardiac Event" at 73. She Was Donald Trump's First Wife and the Mother of Ivana, Donald and Eric Trump

“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,” Trump posted on Truth Social on Thursday

 

Ivana Trump Dies Unexpectedly at 73. Ivana Trump is the Mother of Most of the Trump Children.

Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former Pres. Donald Trump, has died at age 73, the family told reporters. She was found dead in her Manhattan apartment by police, who said the cause of death was a "Cardiac Event." The mother of Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, Ivana was a quiet, behind the scenes figure. The Trumps divorced in 1992.

The former president immediately issued a statement. “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,” Trump posted on Truth Social on Thursday. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life,” he said.

"It was like watching a cobra fight a mongoose," wrote Rolling Stone magazine about the Trump divorce. "It was fascinating, but really, who could you root for?"

Ivana Trump was a Czech-American businesswoman, media personality, fashion designer, author, and former model, said Wikipedia. She lived in Canada in the 1970s before migrating to the United States, where she married Donald Trump in 1977. She held key managerial positions in The Trump Organization as vice president of interior design, as CEO and president of Trump's Castle casino resort, and as manager of the Plaza Hotel.

Ivana's divorce from Donald Trump, finalized in 1992, was the subject of extensive media coverage in the 1990s. Following the divorce, she developed her own lines of clothing, fashion jewelry, and beauty products which were sold on QVC London and the Home Shopping Network. Ivana wrote an advice column for Globe called "Ask Ivana" from 1995 through 2010 and has published several books including works of fiction, self-help, and an autobiography.

Trump married four times. Her first marriage, to Alfred Winklmayr, was for the goal of securing Austrian nationality, according to a biographer. She was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, and had three children with him: Donald Jr. in 1977, Ivanka in 1981 and Eric in 1984.

Trump married Italian entrepreneur and international businessman Riccardo Mazzucchelli in November 1995. They divorced in 1997. That same year, she filed a $15 million breach of contract suit against Mazzucchelli for violating the confidentiality clause in their prenuptial agreement, while Mazzucchelli sued Ivana and Donald Trump in a British court for libel. The suit was later settled under undisclosed terms.

Ivana Trump Dies Unexpectedly at 73. Ivana Trump is the Mother of Most of the Trump Children.

In the summer of 1997, she began dating Italian aristocrat Count Roffredo Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona Lovatelli. The relationship continued until his death in 2005.

Trump dated Italian actor and model Rossano Rubicondi for six years before they married on April 12, 2008. The marriage to Rubicondi, 36, was the fourth for Ivana, then 59. The couple's $3 million wedding for 400 guests was hosted by ex-husband Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago with daughter Ivanka as her maid of honor. The wedding was officiated by Donald's sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry. Although Ivana and Rubicondi divorced less than a year later, their on-again, off-again relationship continued until 2019, when Ivana announced they had once again "called it quits". Rubicondi died on October 29, 2021, at the age of 49.

As of August 2019, Trump had ten grandchildren. In the late 2010s, she reportedly split her time between New York, Miami, and Saint-Tropez.

 

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