The former couple divorced less than a year after tying the knot in Palm Beach, Florida; however, Ivana served as his caretaker while he was secretly ill for the last year of his life. Our bond was, and is, our most valuable possession.".

There was no resting, you just kept on going," Tammy Duckworth says on an episode of PEOPLE's podcast Me Becoming Mom, Socialite Ivana Trump, circa 1992.

It does not bother me that she is older. "You have to count only on Ivana.". trump ivanka mother ivana daughter daughters collections After graduating from Charles University in Prague with a master's in physical education, Ivana married Austrian skier Alfred Winklmayr to get a western passport, PEOPLE previously reported. Ivana Trump, ex-wife of Donald Trump, died Thursday afternoon.

Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, in lobby of Trump Casino in Atlantic City, 1987. The kids and I celebrated, traveled, and grieved together. Ivana Trump during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2006 - Christian Dior - Arrivals & Front Row at Polo de Paris in Paris, France. Though he signed a prenup prior to their 1995 wedding and trailed loyally behind her at conventions and shopping malls, the union fizzled 20 months later.

"I have fabulous friends, a boyfriend.

She was 73. ", RELATED: The Trump Family, Celebrities and Politicians React to Sudden Passing of Ivana Trump at Age 73. Not only did Ivana have a dominant stake in the home-shopping industry, she was an avid fashion aficionado, having attended countless runway shows and glamorous events throughout the decades. They married nine months later, and eventually welcomed three children together: elder son Donald Jr., only daughter Ivanka, and younger son Eric.

"She loved fashion. Though her high-profile marriage to the former president catapulted her into the limelight in the late '70s, Ivana was much more than just Mrs. Trump she was a savvy businesswoman, an athlete, a writer, a multifaceted clothing and jewelry designer, and above all, a proud mother adored by her children.

She is an athlete, smart, sexy, funny and an astute businesswoman.

Ahead of their nuptials, Rubicondi told PEOPLE, "I am very excited about marrying Ivana. Get push notifications with news, features and more. Ivana skied competitively as a child and was a member of the national ski team, and the sport provided the metaphor that ruled her life. She was a gorgeous 33-year-old woman at the height of the '80s," close friend and designer Dennis Basso said via Women's Wear Daily.

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While Ivana carved out her own successful career path over the course of her life, being a dedicated mom was always one of her greatest accomplishments. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.

It was always clear to us that we were her priority, but that doesn't mean we got her 24 hours a day.".

She also was named president of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan the first woman to hold that title in 1988, according to Town & Country, and designed the interiors of the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Trump Tower, per Time. "I love to be me," she told PEOPLE in 2011. "My mother is my inspiration," Ivanka, also a mom of three, told PEOPLE in 2016.

For more on Ivana Trump, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. While she and Donald were married, Ivana took on key roles in some of the Trump businesses, including running Trump's Castle in Atlantic City as CEO.

We have a great time together.".

"She proved me right. In the last years of her life, Ivana continued to travel the world, spending time in a plethora of locations overseas, including St-Tropez, which she frequented often.

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Ivana would go on to marry once more, tying the knot with Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi in April 2008 after six years of dating.

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this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. ", "When it comes to running a casino, good management skills are as important as specific gaming experience," he wrote, per CNN.

Less than a year after she and the Apprentice star divorced the couple split in 1992 Ivana began dating wealthy Italian businessman Riccardo Mazzucchelli. ', The singer revealed that she dyed her hair dark brown after debuting her blonde look earlier this year, Sen. Tammy Duckworth Calls Going Back to Work After Having a Miscarriage 'Inhumane', "Even though we cleared my calendar for the day, I was still on the phone. When they split two years later, Ivana moved to Montreal, where she modeled.

If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Inside the Life of Ivana Trump: Businesswoman, Mother and Fashion Icon. In his book, Trump: The Art of the Deal, the reality-star-turned-politician called Ivana a "great manager," describing her as "demanding and very competitive. Ivana Trump died Thursday afternoon at her home in New York City at age 73. I sat with them at dinner every night and helped them with their homework (I loved algebra) before going out in a Versace gown to a rubber-chicken charity event.

Though Ivana's love life was often the talk of the tabloids, the mom of three continued to propel her career forward throughout the years, having penned numerous books, including Raising Trump, Free to Love, and The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again. "She was the ultimate role model. In addition to her writing career, Ivana was a celebrated fashion and jewelry designer, whose House of Ivana products, including fragrances, were sold on QVC London and the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and made her "tens of millions," she wrote in her 2017 memoir, Raising Trump. Her stint in the modeling industry led her to meeting Donald while on a shoot in New York City in 1976. Credit: Source: Donald Trump Jr./Instagram, | Credit: Adrianne Olivera Lacroix/WireImage, Credit: Wolfgang Kuhn/United Archives/Getty, Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows.

"It wasn't easy to raise three kids as a full-time working mother, even with nannies," she wrote in her memoir.

", RELATED: Inside Ivana and Donald Trump's Explosive and Expensive 1990s Divorce, Dubbed the 'Billion Dollar Blowup'. Born Ivana Marie Zelnkov in Zlin, a factory town in then-Communist Czechoslovakia, she was the only child of Marie, a telephone operator, and Milos, an engineer who died in 1990.

"No matter how busy I was, I had breakfast with my children every day. "When you are going down a mountain at 80 miles an hour, you cannot count on Mama or Papa," she previously told PEOPLE. He died in 2021 at the age of 49. She also launched her own lifestyle magazine, Ivana's Living in Style, and wrote an advice column called "Ask Ivana" for Globe from 1995 to 2010. Life is beautiful.

She is an amazing woman, the whole package for me. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images). Celebrity Guest Host Show Moments, Billie Eilish Ditches Her Blonde Hair for Brunette Tresses: 'Miss Me? (Photo by Adrianne Olivera Lacroix/WireImage), Ivana Trump presenting her novel "Free to love" at the Frankfurt book fair, Germany, 1994.