Ivana Trump, former US president’s first wife, dies aged 73 | Obituaries News

Ivana Trump, first spouse of Donald Trump, handed away at her dwelling in New York Metropolis, former president says.

Former US President Donald Trump’s first spouse and mom of his three eldest kids, Ivana Trump, has died at age 73, her household and ex-husband stated.

“I’m very saddened to tell all of people who beloved her, of which there are various, that Ivana Trump has handed away at her dwelling in New York Metropolis,” Donald Trump stated in a put up on the social media platform Reality Social on Thursday.

The couple married in 1977 and divorced in 1992. That they had three kids collectively: Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric.

In a separate assertion, the household praised Ivana as “an unbelievable girl – a drive in enterprise, a world-class athlete, a radiant magnificence, and caring mom and pal”.

“Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this nation. She taught her kids about grit and toughness, compassion and willpower,” the household stated.

She was born Ivana Zelnickova in 1949 within the metropolis of Gottwaldov within the former Czechoslovakia.

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Ivana Trump was born and grew up within the former Czechoslovakia [File: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo]

“She can be dearly missed by her mom, her three kids and ten grandchildren,” the household stated.

Neither the Trump household assertion nor the put up from the previous president talked about the reason for her loss of life.

The Trumps had been a publicity energy couple in New York within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties earlier than their equally public, and messy, divorce after Donald Trump met his subsequent spouse, Marla Maples.

However in recent times, Ivana Trump had been on good phrases together with her former husband. She wrote in a 2017 guide that they spoke about as soon as per week.

Ivana advised the New York Put up in 2016 that she was each a supporter and adviser to the previous president. “I recommend a number of issues,” she advised the newspaper. “We communicate earlier than and after the appearances and he asks me what I assumed.” She stated she suggested him to “be extra calm”.

“However Donald can’t be calm,” she added. “He’s very outspoken. He simply says it as it’s.”

In his put up on Thursday, Donald Trump praised her as “a beautiful, stunning, and superb girl, who led an amazing and inspirational life”.

“Her satisfaction and pleasure had been her three kids, Donald Jr, Ivanka, and Eric. She was so happy with them, as we had been all so happy with her. Relaxation In Peace, Ivana!”