Ivana Trump dies aged 73 – what has Donald Trump said?

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Donald Trump confirmed the death of his first wife at the age of 73 on social media



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Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s ex-wife, has died at the age of 73. (Source: Getty Images)

Mr Trump announced on social media that his ex-wife passed away.

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Tributes from her family have come in for the businesswoman and former model, who was married to Mr Trump for 15 years.

Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s ex-wife, has died at the age of 73. (Source: Getty Images)

Who was Ivana Trump?

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Ivana Trump was a Czech-born former model who eventually went into business ownership, authored books and appeared in the media.

She was born in February 1941 in the former town of Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia (now Zlín, Czech Republic).

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Ivana moved to Canada in 1971 after marrying her platonic friend Alfred Winklmayr and receiving a green card.

An avid skier, she joined the national junior team as a teenager and got a job as a ski instructor after immigrating to Canada.

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Ivana then pursued a modeling career and met future husband Donald Trump while visiting New York City on assignment in 1976.

Ivana and Donald Trump were married for 15 years. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The couple married in 1977 and became active in the city’s social scene.

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She also got involved in business with her husband and was involved in the construction of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, as well as other projects such as the construction of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The couple had three children together — Donald Trump Jr. (born 1977), Ivanka (born 1981), and Eric (born 1984) — who all years later joined their father in business and politics.

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Ivana Trump had three children with her ex-husband – Donald Jr. (left), Eric (center right) and Ivanka (right). (Image credit: Getty Images)

When did Ivana Trump and Donald Trump divorce?

It was first reported in 1989 that Ivana and Donald were having trouble in their marriage when Ivana reportedly became involved with one of her husband’s mistresses.

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Over the next few years, a minor struggle ensued with questions about the legality of prenuptial agreements the couple had agreed upon about their marriage.

Finally, after 15 years of marriage, the couple officially divorced in 1992.

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In their settlement, Ivana reportedly received a $14 million settlement as well as multimillion-dollar real estate including a 45-room Connecticut mansion.

Ivana Trump has died at the age of 73. (Source: Getty Images)

What did Donald Trump say about his ex-wife’s death?

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The former president confirmed his ex-wife’s death on social media platform Truth Social.

Despite the couple’s rocky divorce in the 1990s, the pair had hit it off in recent years, with Mr Trump paying tribute to the “amazing woman”.

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He wrote: “I am deeply saddened to announce to all those who loved her, of whom there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City.

“She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman who lived an amazing and inspiring life. Her pride and joy were her three children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. She was as proud of her as we were all so proud of her. Rest in peace Ivana!”

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The Trump family also released a statement honoring their mother, which read: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump.

“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty and a caring mother and friend. Ivana Trump was a survivor.

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“She fled communism and embraced this country,” the statement said.

“She taught her children courage and toughness, compassion and determination. She will be greatly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”

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How did Ivana Trump die?

It was reported that around 12:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, July 14, emergency services were called to Ivana’s New York City home.

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Paramedics responded to a call that one person had gone into cardiac arrest, which was later confirmed to be Ms. Trump.

Ms. Trump died at the scene at her Upper East Side apartment.

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