Ivana Trump, the primary spouse of Donald Trump, has died on the age of 73 in New York Metropolis, the previous US president has introduced on social media.

“I’m very saddened to tell all of those who cherished her, of which there are lots of, that Ivana Trump has handed away at her residence in New York Metropolis,” Mr Trump posted on Fact Social.

“She was a beautiful, stunning, and wonderful lady, who led an ideal 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!”

The Trump household additionally launched a press release.

“It’s with deep disappointment that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Ivana Trump. Our mom was an unimaginable lady — a power in enterprise, a world-class athlete, a radiant magnificence, and caring mom and buddy. Ivana Trump was a survivor.

“She fled from communism and embraced this nation,” the assertion continued.

“She taught her kids about grit and toughness, compassion and dedication. She will likely be dearly missed by her mom, her three kids and 10 grandchildren.”

A Czech-born ski racer and mannequin, Ivana Trump married the longer term president in 1977.

She turned an icon in her personal proper, dripping with ’80s model and class, full with accent and her signature beehive hairdo.

Obit Ivana TrumpTributes have been paid to Ivana Trump (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

She would ultimately seem within the 1996 hit movie The First Wives Membership with the now-famous line, “Girls, you must be robust and unbiased, and keep in mind, don’t get mad, get every little thing.”

Companions in love and enterprise — along with her enjoying roles corresponding to supervisor of one in every of his Atlantic Metropolis casinos — they had been fixtures of New York’s see-and-be-seen scene earlier than their equally public, and messy divorce after Mr Trump had met his subsequent spouse, Marla Maples.

Throughout the break up, Mrs Trump accused him of rape in a sworn assertion within the early Nineties. She later mentioned that she didn’t imply it actually, however reasonably that she felt violated.

Nonetheless, lately, she had been on good phrases along with her former husband.

She advised the New York Submit in 2016 that she was each a supporter and adviser to the previous president.

“I recommend a couple of issues,” she advised the paper.

Election 2024 TrumpFormer president Donald Trump paid tribute to his ex-wife (John Locher/AP)

“We communicate earlier than and after the appearances and he asks me what I assumed.”

She mentioned 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.”

Nonetheless supportive, she sometimes ruffled feathers.

In 2017, whereas selling a e book, she advised Good Morning America that she spoke to the then-president about each two weeks and had his direct White Home quantity, however didn’t need to name too often “as a result of Melania is there and I don’t need to trigger any form of jealousy or one thing like that as a result of I’m principally first Trump spouse, OK?” she mentioned with amusing. “I’m first girl, OK?”

Melania Trump’s spokesperson on the time responded, saying there was “clearly no substance to this assertion from an ex, that is sadly solely attention-seeking and self-serving noise”.

She was born Ivana Zelnickova in 1949 within the Czechoslovak metropolis of Gottwaldov, the previous metropolis of Zlin that simply had been renamed by the Communists, who took over the nation in 1948.

She was married 4 occasions, most not too long ago to Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi.

The 2 divorced in 2009 after a yr of marriage however continued to see one another on and off till 2019, when she advised the New York Submit the connection had run its course.

He died final yr of most cancers aged 49.

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