Ivana Trump Image Businesswoman, model, author, socialite Ethnicity Picture of Donald Trump Ex wife Czech Children Donald Jr. Eric and Ivanka Trump
Ivana Trump Born Ivana Marie Zelníčková
February 20, 1949
Zlín, Moravia, Czechoslovakia
now Czech Republic
Occupation Businesswoman, model, author, socialite
Years active 1970–present
Spouses Alfred Winklmayr m. 1971; div. 1973
Donald Trump m. 1977; div. 1992
Riccardo Mazzucchelli m. 1995 div. 1997
Rossano Rubicondi m. 2008 div. 2009
Children Donald Trump Jr.
Parents Miloš Zelníček
It is sometimes said that Zelníčková was selected as an alternate on the Czechoslovak ski team during the 1972 Winter Olympics, her specialties being the downhill and slalom. However, in 1989, Petr Pomezny, Secretary General of the Czechoslovak Olympic Committee, said, „Who is this Ivana woman, and why do people keep calling us about her? We have searched so many times and have consulted many, many people, and there is no such girl in our records.“ Marla Maples Trump’s ex wife
In 1971, Zelníčková married real estate agent Alfred Winklmayr. They divorced in 1973. She left Czechoslovakia for Canada to be with a childhood friend, George Syrovatka, who owned a ski boutique there. For the following two years, she lived in Montreal, improved her English by taking night courses at McGill University, and worked as a model for some of Canada’s top fur companies. Zelníčková then left Syrovatka and moved to New York to promote the Montreal Olympics.
Born December 31, 1977, Ivanka Marie born October 30, 1981, and Eric Fredrick born January 6, 1984. Donald Jr.
learned to speak fluent Czech (with help of his maternal grandfather), while daughter Ivanka has only basic understanding of her mother’s native tongue and Eric was not exposed to the language because at the time of his birth his grandparents were already comfortable enough in using English. Ivana has eight grandchildren.
In the late 1980s, Trump left Atlantic City to devote more time to her family. Her husband asked her to oversee the restoration of the landmark Plaza Hotel, and she took over as its president. She was named Hotelier of the Year in 1990. Toward the end of that year, rumors began to circulate that Donald Trump was having an affair with a former beauty queen from Georgia, Marla Maples. While the family was on vacation in Aspen, Colorado, that Christmas, Ivana Trump encountered Maples on the ski slopes.
In 1991, she retained entertainment attorney Neil Papiano and filed for divorce, seeking a greater amount of the family fortune than had been set out in her prenuptial agreement. Her husband fought back in court, protesting her claims that she had contributed to the Trump Organization.
The $3 million wedding for 400 guests was hosted by Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Ivanka Trump was her maid of honor.
In April 2008, Trump, then 59, married Rossano Rubicondi, then 36. On December 1, 2008, Ivana confirmed to the Associated Press that she had filed a legal separation agreement three months previously; she has stated in interviews that she and her husband have an on-again/off-again relationship.
Soon after her divorce from Donald Trump, Ivana Trump signed on with the William Morris Agency and developed lines of clothing, fashion jewelry and beauty products that have been sold through television shopping channels. She has also written several books including the novels For Love Alone, Lucy Wilkins and Free to Love as well as a self-help book called The Best is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again. In 2001, Ivana contributed an advice column for Divorce magazine.
In 2005, Trump was involved in several proposed condominium projects that ultimately failed, including the never-built Ivana Las Vegas, and the Bentley Bay in Miami, Florida. Donald Trump’s state UK London visit Birmingham
She was the host of Oxygen Network’s reality-dating series Ivana Young Man in 2006. In 2010, she sued a Finnish fashion company, accusing it of selling women’s clothing that incorporates her name without permission. In the same year, Trump took part in the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother, finishing seventh. Tiffany Trump