Ivana Trump († 73)
Her family pays their last respects
The world bids farewell to Ivana Trump. Donald Trump’s ex-wife died on July 14, 2022 at the age of 73, and her funeral will take place in New York on July 20.
Ivana Trump, † 73, died after falling down the stairs at her home in Manhattan. She is now buried nearby at St. Vincent Ferrer Church on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Her funeral service will take place in the Catholic church on the Lexington Avenue at 1:30 p.m. local time.
Ivana Trump: Your children and grandchildren say goodbye
As columnist R. Couri Hay, who has known Ivana Trump for more than 40 years, revealed to the US magazine “People” before the funeral service, Ivana’s children will take Ivanka Trump, 40, Donald Trump Jr., 44, and Eric Trump, 38, attended the funeral. The first pictures show the siblings with their partners and children arriving in front of the church.
Trump’s daughter Tiffany, 28, from her second marriage to actress Marla Maples, 58, also came with her fiancé Michael Boulos, 24.
Donald Trump appears at the funeral
Whether Donald Trump, 76, accompanied by wife Melania Trump, 56, would appear was unclear until the ceremony, although the couple is currently in New York. Donald and Ivana were married from 1977 to 1992.
“She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman who lived a great and inspiring life,” the ex-president said in an official statement after Ivana’s death. Now it is clear that the 45th President of the USA also pays his last respects to his ex-wife – accompanied by Melania.
She and Ivana are said to have never gotten along well, in 2017 Ivana even publicly lashed out at her husband’s new wife in a Good Morning America interview. “But I hate to call the White House because Melania is there and I don’t want any jealousy about me. After all, I’m Trump’s first wife, okay? I’m the first lady, okay?” she said.
Melania didn’t let that sit down and announced through her office: “There is obviously nothing to this statement by an ex, it is a regrettable case of craving for recognition […].”
According to R. Couri Hay, “people from all over the world” were flown in to say goodbye to Ivana Trump.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to benefit Florida-based animal welfare organization Big Dog Ranch Rescue. The deceased had been involved with the association for years.
Sources used: people.com, actionpress.de, gettyimages.de