Ivana Trump who is the former spouse of the 45th United States President, Donald Trump is a high profile enterpriser known for her numerous business ventures ranging from book publishing to fashion line. She is also a notable writer who has made several contributions to many widely read journals and was previously known as a top model who carried out promotional works. She has been making waves in the media with her highly captivating personal life including her famous separation from the business magnate, Trump.
Where Is Ivana Trump From and How Old Is She?
The renowned enterpriser was born as Ivana Marie Zelnićkova to the family of Miloś Zelnićek on the 20th day of February 1949 in Zlin, Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Her father who succumbed to cardiac arrest in October 1990, worked as a spy for Czechoslovakia’s Státni bezpećnost (St) intelligence services before his death. She was encouraged and guided in skiing by her father from when she was 13 years of age. She is an alumna Charles University situated in Prague.
The successful entrepreneur kicked off her modeling career by appearing among the 1976 Summer Olympics promoters in Montreal, Australia. She has also modeled for many Canadian top brands such as fashionista Auckie Sanft Eaton’s department store and ‘Got Milk’ franchise. Besides her modeling career, Ivana owns a fashion label that includes jewelry, clothes, and perfume.
Furthermore, the former spouse of the 45th United States President, Trump has dabbled in the film industry, having made her first screen appearance as Girl in one episode of 1970 comedy TV series, Pan Tau. She followed it up by making her first big-screen appearance after so many years as herself in the 1996 drama film, Ivana Trump’s For Love Alone directed by Michael Lindsay-Hog.
The same year, she appeared as herself in the movie, The First Wives Club which catapulted her popularity to a whole new height as she became known for her iconic slogan ‘Ladies, you have to be strong and independent and remember… Don’t Get Mad, Get Everything’. More so Ivana Trump has made appearances in numerous reality TV series and documentaries including The Apprentice, UK version of Celebrity Big Brother, Big Brother’s Little Brother, Meet The Trump: From Immigrant to President, Trump: An American Dream, Celebrity Big Brother’s Big Mouth and many others.
Additionally, Ivana is an accomplished writer who has penned down many novels and also ran an advise column on Globe with the title, Ask Ivana, About Love and Life. She published her autobiography titled, Raising Trump in 2017. The book entails how she was raised as well as how she raised her three children with Donald Trump in the early stages of her marriage. Aside from her writing career, she has also worked as the host of the 2006 reality dating show, Ivana Young Man broadcasted on the Oxygen Network. She is among the majority shareholders of Croatia’s second-largest newspaper with a 33% stake.
Where Is Ivana Trump Now?
Ivana Trump who has been in four marriages is currently enjoying life as a single woman following her separation from her fourth husband, Rossano Rubicondi with whom she has been in an unsteady relationship with for more than a decade. The prominent enterpriser walked down the aisle with her first husband, Alfred Winklmayr, an Australian ski educator in a business-like marriage in 1971 in order to become an Australian national and be able to leave Czechoslovakia that was then a communist country without defecting and to be able to be visiting her parents anytime she wants. After obtaining her Australian passport as Ivana Winklmayr in March 1972, she went on to receive an absentee separation from Alfred Winklmayr in Los Angeles, California.
Interestingly, she got acquainted with Trump in New York City in 1976 and the duo solemnized their union in a flamboyant wedding that was officiated by Norman Vincent Peale in 1977. The couple shares three children; Donald Trump Jr. (born on 31st December, 1977), Ivanka Trump (born on 30th October, 1981), and Eric Trump (born on 6th January 1984). Their marriage hit the rocks in 1991 and Ivana received the sum of $14 million and so many properties in alimony.
She exchanged marital vows with her third husband, Riccardo Mazzucchelli in 1995 and got separated within two years of their marriage. She then married her fourth husband, Rossano Rubicondi in an extravagant wedding that was hosted by her former husband, Donald Trump in April 2008 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate with her daughter, Ivanka as her maid of honor. However, she filed for separation in December 2009. But the duo continued having an unsteady affair afterwards, until 2019 when Ivana stated that she was single again. She often spends her time in cities like New York City, Miami, and the South of France where she has a residential home.