Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump passes away
- In 1977, they got married, and they got divorced in 1992.
- Together, they had three kids: Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Jr.
- In the 1980s, Ivana Trump contributed to the development of the Trump media image.
WASHINGTON: Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, passed away on Thursday, the former US president announced. She was 73.
“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,”In a post on the social media website Truth Social, Donald Trump stated.
The couple married in 1977 and divorced in 1992. They had three children together: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.
“Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination,” ABC News cited a statement from the Trump family.
She was raised in former Czechoslovakia under a communist government.
The cause of her death was not stated in either the Trump family statement or the former president’s article, but according to the New York Post, which cited unidentified police sources, she had a heart arrest in her Manhattan apartment on Thursday and was already dead when paramedics arrived.
The Upper East Side apartment where Ivana Trump resided had a 73-year-old woman dead in it shortly after 12:39 p.m. EDT (1639 p.m. GMT) on Thursday. The Fire Department of New York said it could not reveal identities but did say in a statement that paramedics responded to a call for cardiac arrest and discovered the woman dead.
Ivana Trump, a former model and member of the Czechoslovak junior national ski team, contributed to the development of the Trump brand’s reputation in the media 1980s, when they were one of New York City’s most prominent power couples.