Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump, the three children the billionaire had with Ivana, were reunited with the former First Lady of the United States and current wife of the Republican, Melania, for a funeral service at St Vincent Ferrer Church , in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
Donald Trump and Melania entered through a side door, an AFP photographer noted, during a funeral under tight security. Inside, Eric Trump told the audience that his mother of Czech descent had been “the embodiment of the American dream” and “a force of nature”, reported the daily New York Post.
For her part, Ivanka Trump described her mother as a “pioneer” during this Catholic ceremony, added the New York tabloid.
Former cross-country skier and model, Ivana Trump, married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, died at the age of 73 last Thursday at her home in New York accidentally after falling down the stairs according to several American media.
Throughout the 1980s, the Trumps were one of New York’s most high-profile couples, fame bolstered by Donald Trump’s booming real estate business.
In the heart of gossips
Their high-profile split in the early ’90s, which was allegedly caused in part by Donald Trump’s affair with actress Marla Maples, provided juicy content for the New York tabloids.
Ivana Trump went on to pursue her own business career, developing her clothing, jewelry and beauty product lines and writing books. She has been married four times in her life, once before Donald Trump and twice after.