Ivana Trump, model and first husband of the former president Donald Trumpher children fondly remember the ex-commander-in-chief.
Trump died on Thursday aged 73 of suspected cardiac arrest after being found ‘unconscious and unresponsive’ New York townhouse.
Her only daughter Ivanka Trumppublished in Instagram shortly after a series of photos surfaced of the two of them together throughout the Trumps’ lives.
“Heartbroken over the death of my mother,” she wrote. “Mum was brilliant, charming, passionate and wickedly funny. She demonstrated strength, tenacity and determination in every action she took. She lived life to the fullest – she never refused an opportunity to laugh and dance. I will miss her always and will always keep her memory in our hearts.”
Her youngest son, Eric Trump, did the same on Thursday night.
Ivana Trump, the model and first husband of former President Donald Trump, is fondly remembered by her children with the former commander-in-chief
Her youngest son, Eric Trump, posted this photo of the two of them on Instagram Thursday night
“Our mother was an incredible woman – a business force, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, a caring mother and friend. Ivana Trump survived. She fled communism and embraced this country. She taught her children courage and fortitude, compassion and determination. She will be greatly missed by her mother, her three children and her ten grandchildren.”
Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., has yet to comment on the news.
Earlier today, Ivana was remembered by her ex-husband in a statement.
“It is with great sadness that I inform all those who loved her, and there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York,” Trump Sr. wrote. “She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman who led a remarkable and inspiring life.”
“Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest in peace, Ivan!”
Her divorce lawyer, Ira Garr, remembered her fondly: “I was very sad to hear that. When I worked with her, it was a really big part of my life. I represented her interests after the divorce,” he said.
Her only daughter, Ivanka Trump, took to Instagram shortly after the news broke with a series of photos of them together throughout the Trumps’ lives.
Trump had three children from the ex-president – Eric, Ivanka and her eldest, Donald Jr
“There was a postnuptial agreement in which Donald Trump paid her a certain amount of money after she vacated Trump Tower, and we were able to resolve the matter amicably.
Trump has been married and divorced four times, including Trump.
“I also arranged her prenup for the next two marriages. I feel indebted to her. She referred me to many of her friends and took my practice to another level.
“Suddenly, my clients have a lot more zeros. It came with a certain mark to represent her, as I did when I represented Rupert Murdoch in 2013.
“I will always be grateful to these people. She always impressed me as a devoted mother. She wanted her children to have good manners, do well in school, work hard and be productive.
Ivana’s youngest child, Eric, 38, was seen outside his mother’s home in New York on Thursday afternoon, shortly after her death was announced. He issued a statement to DailyMail.com following Ivana’s death, praising her as an “incredible woman”.
Eric was joined by his wife Lara Trump, 39, who kept her face covered in large sunglasses as she left her late mother-in-law’s home.
Donald and Ivana Trump’s youngest child was spotted climbing into a waiting car outside the townhouse where his mother was found dead
“She was an ordinary person. Grounded. When we went to the restaurant, she always chatted with the waiters.
“She was not a snob, she never held herself above other people. A young woman came into my office one day and I asked her where she got my name and she said, “From Ivana Trump.”
“I asked, ‘How do you know Ivan?’ and she said no. She said she saw Ivana in the restaurant, followed her into the bathroom and asked, “Who was your divorce attorney?” and Ivana said: “Ira Gar.” Call my assistant tomorrow and she’ll give you his number.’ She was sociable with people.
Garr noted that he was invited to Trump’s third wedding to Riccardo Mazzucchelli in 1995.
“She invited me to her little wedding with Ricardo. When she had a babysitter’s retirement party, she invited me and I sat at the table with her and the kids. I don’t know why, but she was always very nice to me.’
Two people familiar with the matter told the AP that police are investigating whether Ivana Trump fell down the stairs and believe her death was accidental.
Ivan’s Yorkshire terrier, called Tiger, is seen being taken out of the townhouse after her death
She was found unconscious near the stairs in the home, the people said. The official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
At 12:40 p.m., officers found Ivana unresponsive and were called to her Upper East Side townhouse for a well-being check, police said. New York Post.
Authorities are investigating whether she may have suffered a cardiac arrest, the newspaper reported.
Ivana was last photographed in New York on June 22, when she was seen leaving an Upper East Side townhouse and being escorted to a hair salon.
The images showed the socialite being helped by an assistant who gave Ivana a hand as they walked down the pavement to get her hair done.
The 73-year-old grandmother has remained very reclusive during the COVID-19 pandemic, but planned to go on vacation in St. Tropez on Friday, her best friend Nikki Haskell said Page six.
– Tomorrow she was leaving for Saint-Tropez. It was supposed to be her first trip since the pandemic,” Haskell said. “She was afraid of contracting the virus.”
Haskell added that Ivana was “completely closed off” during the pandemic and “didn’t go anywhere” because she was afraid of catching COVID-19.