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Ivana Trump, the former President Donald’s ex-wife and mother of three children – Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric – died on Thursday, as per reports from The New York Times.
The Czech-American model was Ivana Marie Zelníčková by birth. She tied the knot with Donald in 1977 and divorced the business magnate in 1990.
When Trump betrayed Ivana with Marla, she became an idol for all of her ex-wives as news of their controversial split spread widely.
Ivana even wrote numerous books about the matter, like 1995’s The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping With Divorce and Enjoying Life Again, and her bequest as one of the most popular ex-wives in the world was hardened when she appeared in The First Wives Club, a 1996 comedy film.
The movie is about three women who are planning revenge on their ex-husbands for abandoning them and leaving them for younger women. Ivana portrays herself in a clip in which she gets to a party.
Her appearance in the film was brief but unforgettable, as she left an iconic piece of advice to the three cast-aside spouses, portrayed by Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton.
“Ladies, you have to be strong and independent,” Ivana says to them. “And remember… don’t get mad, get everything.”
In 2017, Ivana made a cameo in Good Morning America, calling herself “basically first Trump wife,” further saying, “I’m First Lady, okay?” even though President Trump was married to Melania Trump at the time of his service in office.
She was married to two men following her marriage with Trump, the latest being Rossano Rubicondi. She divorced him in 2009, but they still had an on-and-off relationship until last year, when he passed away at age 49.
The circumstances surrounding her death are still unknown.