Donald Trump has never hidden his attraction to younger women. In 1993, he married Marla Maples, 17 years his junior, before unifying in 2005 to Melania Trump with whom he shares a 24-year age difference. The only exception to the rule: his first wife Ivana Trump, who was almost the same age as him.
It was in 1976, while on a trip to New York, for the needs of her modeling career, that Ivana Zelníčková met the man who would become years later the 45th President of the United States. Between the top model of Czech origin and the businessman, love at first sight is immediate. So that the following year, in 1977, the two lovers decided to put the ring on their finger. Between them, there is not a big age gap, since only three years separate them. Donald Trump is 31 at the time of the wedding and Ivana is 28. For 15 years, they together form one of the most unmissable and powerful couples in the American jet set. From their union, three children were born: Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka Trump. The couple, much publicized, then seemed unshakable, but in 1990 it was the coup de grace. Their marriage is shattered when the affair between Donald Trump and Marla Maples is revealed. Ivana Trump filed for divorce and it was finally registered in 1992 after a long and heated legal battle that cost the former real estate mogul a lot of money.
Ivana Trump also fell for younger men
In her subsequent romantic relationships, Ivanka Trump’s mother also fell in love with much younger partners. Witness his marriage between 2008 and 2009 with the Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi. 23 years separate them and yet the age difference has not become an obstacle to their union. On November 17, 2020, the two exes who keep on separating and reworking, were again seen together arm in arm in the streets of New York, suggesting that they might have put the cover back.
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