Ivana Trump’s funeral was held in New York, Trump Family Pays Respect
Trump reminisced the “beautiful life” that he shared with Ivana Trump, the 1980s style queen and businesswoman who helped him establish the empire that put him on a path toward the White House, on Wednesday.
At the Manhattan church where Ivana Trump was laid to rest, the former president was accompanied by all of his children, as well as a wide range of other family members and friends.
He wrote on Truth Social before he, Melania Trump, and their son Barron departed for St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church, which is located just a few blocks from Ivana Trump’s Central Park residence. “A very sad day, but also a celebration of a wonderful and beautiful life,” he wrote.
As the gold-toned casket was taken out of the church, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump stood with their father and families. At one point, Eric Trump reached out to hold the hand of one of his younger siblings, who was holding a red flower.
Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner, and Jeanine Pirro, co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” were among the guests, as was Tiffany Trump, the former president’s daughter with his second wife, Marla Maples. Dennis Basso, a fashion designer and close friend of Ivana Trump, attended the funeral as well.
Another lifelong friend, R. Couri Hay, emerged from the service and described it as “an elegant, wonderful send-off for Ivana Trump.”
The 73-year-old died in her home, according to a statement sent by her family on Thursday. The death was ruled an accident, with blunt-force trauma to the torso as the cause of death, according to authorities.
After meeting in the 1970s, Ivana Trump and Donald Trump were married from 1977 to 1992, during which time they had three children. Her blond hair in an updo and her dazzling image made her a household name in the 1980s, when they were a power couple.
Ivana Trump was actively involved in her husband’s companies, overseeing one of his Atlantic City casinos and selecting some of the design components for Trump Tower in New York City.
Although their public divorce was painful, the two have remained amicable in recent years. According to Ivana Trump’s own account, she and Donald Trump communicated frequently during the 2016 campaign.