12:56 p.m. – Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the NYPD received a call just after 12:30 p.m. ET saying Ivana had gone into cardiac arrest.
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Donald Trump said: “I am deeply saddened to inform all who loved her, of whom there were many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York. She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman, who led a wonderful and inspiring life. 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!”
Ivana and Trump married in 1977 and had 3 children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Their breakup made national and tabloid news… Donald was having an affair with Marla Maples and Ivana was furious.
There was an epic confrontation when Ivana saw Marla on the slopes of Aspen.
Ivana and Trump divorced in 1992.
Before the divorce, Ivana was in charge of the renovation of the famous Plaza hotel in New York. During the divorce, Donald kicked Ivana out of his Plaza office.
Their nasty split inspired the 1996 film “First Wives Club,” in which Ivana played a cameo role and delivered the classic line… “Don’t get mad, get it all.”
Ivana was born in Czechoslovakia in 1949. She was a skiing prodigy and model before coming to the United States. Because of her skiing prowess, she was allowed to obtain an Austrian passport and leave the Communist Eastern bloc — first to Canada, then to the US
She also created lines of clothing, jewelry and beauty products which she sold and promoted on QVC.
After the divorce, Ivana married twice more — she divorced once before marrying Trump — and divorced her subsequent husbands.
Ivana was 73 years old. RIP