Ivana Trump is popularly known as the former wife of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Beyond her famed marriage, there is much more to the former fashion model, TV star, writer and fashion entrepreneur. One thing is certain, Ivana Trump is quite the total package.
Ivana Trump Bio, Age
She was born Ivana Zelníčková on the 20th of February 1949 in Zlin (formerly known as Gottwaldov) Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). Her father, Miloš Zelníček was a Czech native and her mother Marie Francová was from Austria. She got involved in athletics from a very tender age and she got all the support she needed from the father.
Ivana started participating in skiing at that early age and before she turned 6, she was already good in the game. By the age of 12, Ivana was enrolled at a training camp for child skiers where she further honed her skills. She had her college education at Charles University in Prague and during which she claimed to have been selected as a reserve on the Czechoslovak ski team for the 1972 Winter Olympics.
Upon graduation from college, Ivana Zelníčková moved to Canada to work as a ski instructor. Armed with the right looks and physique, she later delved into modeling. In 1976, she relocated to New York during the Montreal Olympics to help promote the game of skiing and there she met Donald Trump whom at that time was the son of a very influential real estate mogul. The resulting romance from that opportune meeting and the marriage that ensued changed the course of Ivana’s entire adult life.
As an actress, she is popularly known for the roles she played in the following movies: Ivana Young Man (2006), The First Wives Club (1996), and Pan Tau (1970).
Career and Net Worth
Ivana Trump had a pretty modest life and career as a model in the early 1970s, however, her entire career earned a major boost during and after her marriage to Donald Trump. In addition to several other roles, she served as the Vice President of Interior Design for the Trump Organization and was later appointed the president of the Trump Castle Hotel and Casino in New Jersey.
Following her divorce from Donald Trump, Ivana Trump published a number of novels in the early 1990s and also began her long stint as a columnist on the weekly tabloid Globe. A successful businesswoman, Ivana Trump also launched her own line of lifestyle products Ivana Haute Couture. All these and several other ventures have helped her amass an enviable net worth of $60 million.
Who is Ivana Trump’s Spouse?
Ivana Trump is currently unmarried, however, she has had her fair share of marital unions. As a 22-year old, she got married to real estate agent Alfred Winklmayr in November 1971. Allegedly, it was just a marriage of convenience and a means for her to move to another country. The marriage was dissolved in September 1972, 6 months after she got her Austrian passport.
Ivana’s longest and probably most significant union yet was with her second husband Donald Trump, from April 1977 to March 1992. She had all 3 of her children with Mr. Trump and she became a major participant in his vast business empire.
Several years after her highly-publicised divorce from Mr. Trump, Ivana Trump got married to Riccardo Mazzucchelli, an Italian-born international businessman. Their union lasted for a mere 20 months ending in a not-so-pleasant divorce in 1997.
Ms. Trump gave marriage another shot in April 2008 when she tied the knot with a much younger Italian-born actor and model Rossano Rubicondi. The union did not last up to one year before they called it quits. However, the two have remained on amicable terms ever since they separated. They made a guest appearance on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars Ballando con le Stelle in early 2018.
Ivana Trump’s Family, Grand Children
Ivana Trump’s three children are Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump from whom she has begotten at least 9 grandchildren. Her first grandchild, Kai, is the oldest daughter of Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa. Kai Trump was born in New York City on the 12th of May 2007. Her second grandchild is Donald John Trump III. He is the second offspring and also the first son of Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump. He was also given birth to in New York City on the 18th of February 2009. Her third grandchild is Tristan Milos Trump, the second son and also the third offspring of Donald Trump Jr. He was born in New York City on the 2nd of October 2011.
Ivana Trump’s fourth grandchild is Arabella Rose Kushner. She is the first offspring and the only daughter of Ivanka Trump. She was born on the 17th of July 2011. The fifth is Spencer Frederick Trump. He is the fourth child and the youngest son of Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump. He was born on the 21st of October 2012. The sixth is Joseph Frederick Kushner. Born on the 13th of October 2013, he is the first son and second offspring of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
The seventh of Ivana Trump’s grandkids is Chloe Sophia Trump. She is the second daughter and youngest offspring of Donald Trump Jr. and was born on the 16th of June 2014. The eight grandchild is Theodore James Kushner, born on March 27, 2016, to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. The ninth is Luke who was born in September 2017. He is the first child of her youngest son, Eric and his wife Lara.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Ivana Trump has a height of 5 feet 11 inches (182 cm). The former fashion model keeps her body weight at 59 kg (130 lbs). A health and fitness enthusiast, Ivana Trump launched a promotional campaign in June 2018 for an Italian weight-loss diet plan “The Italiano Diet” in collaboration with Italian nutritionist Gianluca Mech.