Funeral held for Ivana Trump; ex-president pays tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who aided Donald Trump establish the empire that place him on a road towards the White Home, lived a “beautiful lifestyle,” the former president recalled as beloved ones compensated closing respects to h

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the 1980s design and style icon and businesswoman who assisted Donald Trump develop the empire that set him on a highway towards the White Property, lived a “beautiful daily life,” the former president recalled as loved kinds paid remaining respects to her Wednesday.

The ex-president joined all his little ones, an array of other kinfolk and friends at a Manhattan church for Ivana Trump’s funeral Mass.

“A extremely sad working day, but at the similar time a celebration of a amazing and attractive lifestyle,” he wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social, prior to he, previous initial lady Melania Trump and their son Barron headed to St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church, positioned just a number of blocks from Ivana Trump’s property near Central Park.

Ivana and Donald Trump’s 3 youngsters — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric — stood with their father and their family members as the gold-toned casket was carried from the church. Eric Trump briefly put an arm close to his sister’s shoulders as she held the hand of 1 of her compact youngsters, who clutched a red flower.

Tiffany Trump, the daughter of the previous president and his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, also attended the support, as did loved ones pals which includes Jeanine Pirro, co-host of Fox News’ “The 5,” and Charles Kushner, a serious estate developer and the father of Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner. Trend designer Dennis Basso, a longtime buddy of Ivana Trump’s, was also among the mourners.

The Mass was “an tasteful, amazing send-off for Ivana Trump,” yet another longtime close friend, R. Couri Hay, said as he emerged.

Trump’s spouse and children announced Thursday that the 73-yr-previous had died at her home. Authorities said the loss of life was an incident, with blunt affect injuries to her torso as the lead to.

Ivana and Donald Trump met in the 1970s and ended up married from 1977 to 1992. In the 1980s, they have been a energy few, and she grew to become perfectly regarded in her very own ideal, instantaneously recognizable with her blond hair in an updo and her glamorous glimpse.

Ivana Trump also took portion in her husband’s organizations, taking care of one particular of his Atlantic Town casinos and buying out some of the layout elements in New York City’s Trump Tower.

Their pretty public divorce was unappealing, but in modern decades, they had been helpful. Ivana Trump was an enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign and said they spoke on a common foundation.


Connected Press author Jennifer Peltz contributed.

Deepti Hajela, The Involved Push