The family is in shock after the sudden death of Ivana Trump. She once fought a divorce battle with her ex-husband Donald Trump. But later they got closer again. Ivana Trump was even one of his closest confidants, reported a former employee of the former US President.

The first wife of former US President Donald Trump (76), Ivana Trump, died unexpectedly at the age of 73. The entrepreneur was found dead in her New York apartment on Thursday. The Trumps’ marriage lasted from 1977 to 1992. They stayed connected through their children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric. But beyond that, Ivana was a close advisor to Donald. This is reported by Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Trump White House aide.

According to, Newman said of Ivana Trump: “Ivana always had a clear mind and was always able to assess a situation. She’s one of the very few people Donald has really listened to.” Even during his presidency at the White House, he’s always sought her advice, added Newman, who was assistant to the president until December 2017 and also serves as communications director for the Office of worked in public relations.

How close the relationship between Donald Trump and his ex-wife still was is also shown by the message that the 76-year-old shared with his followers on his social media platform “Truth Social”.

He wrote: “It is with great sadness that I announce to everyone who loved her – and 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 a great and inspiring life.” Ivana’s “pride” was the three children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, Trump added and continued writing: “She was so proud of her how proud we all were of her. Rest in peace Ivana!”

It was not a matter of course that Donald and Ivana Trump would be so close again after their bitter divorce. The ex-couple Trump had fought a war of roses. After lengthy divorce negotiations, Ivana Trump was finally awarded around 25 million US dollars – although Trump’s real estate empire was on the brink of bankruptcy at the time. After the divorce, Ivana Trump herself became a successful businesswoman.

After the surprising death of ex-US President Donald Trump’s first wife, her children are in mourning. Hours after her death, son Eric visited the New York apartment where his mother was found dead and spoke briefly. Daughter Ivanka also emphasized that her heart was broken.

Ivana Trump is dead. Donald Trump’s ex-wife died at the age of 73. Now her daughter Ivanka Trump is speaking out via Instagram.

Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana passed away on Thursday at the age of 73. The couple divorced in 1990. Ivana managed to emancipate herself from Donald – and became more successful than ever.

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