FChief Ormer Donald Trump Pay respect to his first wife, Ivana TrumpThey joined their three children on Wednesday for a funeral service for the icon of the 1980s and the businesswoman who helped him build an empire that propelled him to the presidency.
“A very sad day, but at the same time a celebration of a wonderful and beautiful life,” the former president wrote on his Truth Social, before heading to mass with his current wife, former first lady Melania Trump. .
The three children of Donald and Ivana Trump – Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric Their families followed Ivana’s golden coffin into St. Vincent Ferrer’s Roman Catholic Church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Tiffany TrumpAlso in attendance were the former president’s daughter and second wife Marla Maples, as well as family friends including Fox News “The Five” co-host, Charles Kushner, real estate developer and Ivanka Trump’s father-in-law Jared Kushner. Costume designer Dennis Basso, a longtime friend of Ivana Trump, was among the mourners.
As he walked out of the house, his old friend Corey High said the service was “a wonderful, wonderful farewell to Ivana Trump.”
On Thursday, the Trump family announced the death of the 73-year-old at their Manhattan home. Authorities said the death was an accident, with serious injuries to her torso as the cause.
Ivana and Donald Trump were married from 1977 to 1992
Ivana and Donald Trump met in the ’70s and were married from 1977 to 1992. In the ’80s, they were a powerhouse couple, who became well known in their own right, instantly recognizable by her blonde hair in a modern and glamorous look.
Ivana Trump has also been involved in her husband’s business, running one of his casinos in Atlantic City and handpicking some design elements in Trump Tower in New York City.
Their public divorce was very ugly, but in recent years they have been amicable. Ivana Trump was an ardent supporter of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and said she spoke regularly.