Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former President Trump and a prominent entrepreneur in the Czech Republic, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 73 years old.
In a post on his Truth Social platform, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump, the 45th president announced the death of his first wife and mother of his three eldest children.
“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,” he wrote. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.”
Her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric were her pride and delight. Like the rest of us, she was incredibly proud of them. Ivana, may you rest in peace.
According to The New York Post, authorities are looking into the possibility that Ivana Trump fell down the steps at her East 64th Street apartment. The formal cause of death will be determined by the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office, which discovered her at the bottom of the stairwell.
When Did They Marry?
Ivana spent her childhood in Czechoslovakia, where she later got married to an Austrian guy named Alfred Winklmayr in Prague when she was 22 years old.
After obtaining her Austrian citizenship, she moved to Canada the year after their wedding. In 1973, she divorced her husband, and she began a career as a ski instructor and later as a model. In 1976, while she was attending a fashion event in New York City, she happened to cross paths with Donald Trump.
On April 7, 1977, nine months after the couple first met, they tied the knot at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. Attending the ceremony were a number of prominent New York society figures.
When Did Donald and Ivana Divorce?
Ivana initiated the divorce proceedings in 1990, which resulted in the high-profile exes engaging in a war of words.
Ivana accused Donald of rape under oath at a deposition, but she said in a later statement that she did not want her “words to be construed in a literal or criminal sense.” Donald is famous for locking her out of her office at the Plaza Hotel.
As Donald and Marla’s relationship became more public, allegations began to circulate regarding the prenuptial agreement that Donald had with Ivana.
Ivana Trump would receive “$14 million, a 45-room Greenwich, Conn., mansion, an apartment in the Trump Plaza, and the use of the 118-room Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida for one month a year,” according to a report that appeared in The New York Times in 1991 regarding the divorce settlement between Trump and his ex-wife.
Ivana would be granted sole legal custody of the couple’s children, and Donald would be responsible for paying child support in the amount of $650.000 per year.
According to the source, Ivana’s legal team also initiated negotiations by requesting fifty percent of Donald Trump’s net worth, which at the time was approximately five billion dollars. Ivana was forced to accept this sum as a compromise because of the bankruptcy problems that have been affecting Donald’s commercial endeavors.
In reference to the settlement, Donald Trump was quoted as saying, “I’m really delighted that this is behind me and I believe it’s a real positive move for everyone.” 1992 was the year that saw the divorce become final.