We have seen Donald J. Trump transition from billionaire businessman to the 45th President of the United States of America. Everything about him has been discussed, from his businesses to appearances on television shows, to his personal relationships and transgressions, Donald Trump may arguably be the most recognizable and well known about public figure out there. But what about the Trump’s children? What exactly do we know about them?
The older ones; Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric may be well known to the public due to their involvement in their father’s businesses. The younger ones; Tiffany and Barron, on the other hand, not much is known about them and people have never ceased to express their curiosity about Donald Trump’s children.
1. Donald Trump Jr.
Born: December 31, 1977
Donald Jr. is the firstborn child of Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana. The couple got married in April 1977, and had Donald Jr. on the 31st of December, that same year, in Manhattan, New York.
As one would expect of a billionaire’s child, Donald Jr. received the best education there was while growing up. He attended Buckley School and the Hill School – which is a college preparatory boarding school located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Donald Jr. Later followed in his father’s footsteps to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he earned a degree in Economics, graduating in 2000. He is currently the Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
At his father’s bidding, Trump Jr. went into a relationship with model Vanessa Kay Haydon in 2003 and two years later, they wedded on the 12th of November 2005. However, 18 years and five kids later, news broke that the duo had filed for divorce which was finalized towards the end of 2018. Donald Jr. has not been single since his divorce. The oldest of Trump’s children has been an item with the American journalist, Kimberly Guilfoyle.
2. Ivanka Trump
Born: October 30, 1981
Ivanka Trump is probably the most popular of all Trump’s children. She is the second born child and first daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump. She was born on the 30th of October, 1981 in New York.
Just like her elder brother and father, Ivanka attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where she graduated with honors, earning a degree in Economics in 2004. She had previously attended Georgetown University.
The former model who once featured in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger and walked fashion runways for Versace currently serves as a senior advisor to the President of the United States and has been sharing photos of functions she hosted with her father on Instagram. Ivanka was previously an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. She also has her own jewelry and clothing line. She has appeared on TV as a judge on the Miss Teen USA pageant and has penned down a couple of books as a writer.
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Ivanka is married to a real estate developer and the owner of the New York Observer, Jared Kushner, with whom she has three beautiful kids. The couple met through a mutual friend in 2005 and started dating immediately. And though they called it quits in 2008 as Jared’s parents objected to their union, the duo later came back together, cementing their relationship in a Jewish ceremony on the 25th of October 2009. Before she met Jared, Ivanka was involved in a nearly four-year-long relationship with investment banker Greg Hersch and also dated James “Bingo” Gubelmann for another four years.
3. Eric Trump
Born: January 6, 1984
Eric Trump is the third of Trump’s children, he is also the last child from Donald Trump’s marriage to Ivana and was born on the 6th of January, 1984 in New York. Though he is never known to be as outspoken as his elder brother Donald Jr. or as glamorous as Ivanka, Eric is an integral part of the Trump dynasty.
Unlike his older siblings and father, Eric did not attend the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He attended Georgetown University, graduating with a degree in finance and management. Needless to say, he also graduated with honors like the older Trump’s children, and just like his siblings, Eric is equally an Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
Though he briefly contemplated following other career paths, the third child of Donald Trump later took the conscious decision to be part of the family business during his high school days, always joining his dad for negotiation meetings and to job sites from a tender age. The summers of his youth were spent hanging chandeliers, cutting rebar, laying tiles, as well as doing other jobs at his dad’s properties. He also founded the Eric Trump Foundation.
Eric loves game hunting – a skill he learned from his grandfather. He was spotted alongside his Donald Trump Jr. in 2010, hunting big games including elephants and leopards in an organized safari in Zimbabwe.
He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Lara Yunaska, who is a producer at CBS. The couple became officially engaged on the 4th of July 2013 with the wedding following barely one year later on the 8th of November 2014. On the 12th of September 2017, the duo welcomed a son Eric Luke Trump. Their daughter, Carolina Dorothy Trump, joined the family on the 19th of August 2019.
4. Tiffany Trump
Born: October 13, 1993
Donald Trump’s marriage to Ivana ended in 1992 following an alleged affair with actress Marla Maples, whom Trump eventually married the following year. Marla had, meanwhile, been pregnant and given birth to the forth of Donald Trump’s children – a daughter, Tiffany, before saying ‘I do’.
Tiffany was born on October 13, 1993, in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was raised by her mother in California after her parents’ divorce in 1999, following a two-year separation.
Donald Trump’s second daughter is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Sociology and Urban Studies. She is currently studying for a law degree from Georgetown Law School even though she had previously wanted to pursue a career as a musician.
On the relationship front, Tiffany has never been married but her name has been linked with a software professional named Ross Mechanic. The fact that the said boyfriend is a democrat has sparked controversies and also questioned Tiffany’s loyalty to her father’s political cause.
5. Barron Trump
Born: March 20, 2006
Barron William Trump is Donald Trump’s youngest child and his only child with his wife, Melania Trump. He married Melania, a Slovene international model in 2005, and had Barron on March 20, 2006.
Aside from being known to be fluent in English and Slovene, not much is known about Barron because he has been kept out of the spotlight by his mother. He made very little appearances on his father’s campaign trail and only moved into the White House many months after Donald Trump took the oath of office.