Ivana Trump, the first wife of the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has died at the age of 73.
The mother of Trump’s three eldest children “passed away at her home in New York City.”
This was announced by Donald Trump on his social media platform Truth Social on Thursday, without providing the cause of death.
“She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life,” said Donald Trump, 76.
“Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!” he wrote.
Naija News reports that Ivana Trump, a model who grew up under communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia, married Donald Trump, then a budding real estate developer, in 1977.
Their first child, Donald Jr., was born later that year. Ivanka was born in 1981 and Eric followed in 1984.
Eric Trump posted a tribute to his mother, who was also an accomplished skier during her childhood in Eastern Europe, on Instagram Thursday.
“Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend.
“She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren,” he added.
This article was originally published on Naija News