Donald Trump and his eldest children gathered at a New York church on Wednesday to say goodbye to Ivana, the former US president’s first wife, who died last week at the age of 73.
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The billionaire’s three children with Ivana, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, reunited with Melania, the former US first lady and the Republican’s current wife, for the funeral service at St. Vincent Church Ferrer in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood.
An AFP photographer entered through a side door as Donald Trump and Melania were buried under tight security. Inside, Eric Trump told the crowd that his Czech-born mother was “the embodiment of the American dream” and “a force of nature.” The New York Post.
For her part, Ivanka Trump described her mother as a “pioneer” during this Catholic celebration, the New York tabloid added.
Former cross-country skier and model, Ivana Trump, who was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, died last Thursday at the age of 73 after accidentally falling down the stairs at her home in New York, according to several American media.
In the 1980s, the Trumps were one of New York’s most high-profile couples, with Donald Trump rising to fame through a booming real estate business.
Donald Trump’s high-profile split in the early 90s over his affair with actress Marla Maples provided juicy content for the New York tabloids.
Ivana Trump continued her own business career, developing clothing, jewelry and beauty products and writing books. She has been married four times in her life, once before and twice after Donald Trump.