Ivana Trump, the first wife of the former US president donald trump and mother of three of his children, has disappeared at the age of 73, as reported by the tycoon on Thursday through his social network. “I am sad to inform those who loved her, which are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City,” Trump, who divorced the former model in 1992, said on his Truth Social account. .
The former president did not refer to the causes of death, and instead recorded his ex-wife as a “wonderful and beautiful” woman who led a “great and inspiring life” and who was proud of her childrenDonald Trump Jr., Ivanka and Eric.
According to local media, shortly after noon firefighters responded to an emergency call for a heart attack and found a 73-year-old woman in the Upper East Side apartment where she lived. “Ivana Trump was a survivor. He fled communism and embraced this country. He taught his children to have grit and resilience, compassion and determination. She will be greatly missed by her mother, her three children and her ten grandchildren,” her family said in a note.
The former Czechoslovakian model emigrated to the United States, took over the tycoon in 1977 and became a collaborator in several of his businesses until reaching executive positions in the Trump Organization and some hotels. The couple, widely followed by the tabloids, divorced in 1992 amid great media scrutiny after Trump’s affair with actress Marla Maples, whom he would marry a year later and have a daughter, Tiffany.
Ivana, who kept the last name of her first husband, started a versatile career from then on in which she launched lines of clothing, jewelry and beauty products, wrote several books and collaborated in magazines.