Ivana Trump has long been a recognizable face on the New York social scene — but on Tuesday she made sure to stand out from the crowd when she stepped outside in a funky zebra print shirt to enjoy a quick shopping trip.
The 72-year-old ex-wife of former President Donald Trump was seen strolling the Upper East Side, looking every inch the stylish urban socialite in her animal-patterned top, which she paired with simple black slacks and flat black pumps.
Former model Ivana completed her monochromatic look with a pair of chunky black earrings, and added a $4,500 Dior handbag for a little extra sartorial flair.
Her blonde locks were styled in her beehive updo, and she also wore her signature black eyeliner and nude lipstick as she enjoyed her leisurely stroll – while clinging to the arm of a female companion, who was casually dressed in Adidas leggings and a black T-shirt.
On the go: Ivana Trump wore a funky zebra-print blouse and black pants when she got out in New York on Tuesday, when she went shopping with a friend
Outing: The 72-year-old ex-wife of former President Donald Trump held her companion’s arm as they walked through the Upper East Side, not far from Ivana’s apartment
Something new? Ivana’s boyfriend was carrying a shopping bag from luxury shoe brand Roger Vivier, suggesting the ladies made a few purchases during their outing
It seems as if the ladies have indulged in a shop during their outing; Ivana’s boyfriend was carrying a large bag from luxury shoe brand Roger Vivier, which has a store on Madison Avenue in New York – not far from the socialite’s home.
This summer seems to have been relatively quiet for Ivana – who usually travels to Europe during the warmer months, but seems to have refrained from long-haul travel, perhaps due to the COVID pandemic.
Instead, the businesswoman has been spotted in New York a few times — most recently enjoying a nice dinner before going for a walk with her on-again-off-again partner Rossano Rubicondi, 49, last month.
It is unclear if the duo is currently in a romantic relationship; they’ve always maintained that they’re just really good friends, although Rossano has said before that a romantic reunion is always possible.
Ivana announced their split in June 2019 before fleeing to Saint-Tropez for the summer, admitting that the time she spent on the French Riviera was part of the reason she and her longtime beau couldn’t make their relationship work. .
“The relationship just ran its course,” she told Page Six. “Rossano spends a lot of time in Italy and I’ve spent a lot of time in New York, Miami and Saint-Tropez, and he has to work.”
Girls’ night: The shopping trip marks the first time Ivana has been seen since last month, when she was pictured enjoying dinner at Italian restaurant Fresco by Scotto
“The long-distance relationship really doesn’t work,” she added. “We had a good time and are friends. The breakup was amicable.’
Rossano, meanwhile, claimed he has “great respect” for the businesswoman after their breakup, but he later made it clear that her children were a source of anger in their romance.
He emphasized that he was not after the matriarch’s fortune and suggested that he often argued with her children about money.
The former couple dated for six years before they tied the knot in 2008 in a lavish $3 million ceremony at Mar-A-Lago, the Palm Beach estate owned by none other than Ivana’s second ex-husband, Donald. Trump.
But just eight months after their Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding, Ivana and Rossano announced their impending divorce.
Ivana said she filed for divorce three months earlier, blaming her and Rossano’s different hometown preferences.
The couple had been dealing with rumors that Rossano had been unfaithful to her while filming the TV show Survivor in Honduras, which Ivana denied in her column in Page Six a month before their split.
Together again: After dinner, she was then seen across town with her on-again, off-again partner Rossano Rubicondi, 49
Meeting? The couple officially broke up in 2019, but Rossano then hinted that there was a possibility they would reunite romantically.
Rossano was Ivana’s fourth husband after Alfred Winklmayr, Donald and Riccardo Mazzucchelli, but the two didn’t stay apart for long.
Ivana has lived in New York City since the mid-1970s, having moved to the US from Canada after moving from her home in Czechoslovakia, and she has spent much of that time on the Upper East Side, where she currently lives in a sprawling apartment.
It was in Manhattan where the former model met Trump, whom she married in 1977. The couple was married for 13 years before divorcing in 1990 after Trump had an affair with Marla Maples, who later became his second wife.
But relations between Trump and Ivana — who have three children together, Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka — have remained cordial over the years, and she recently revealed that she spoke to her ex-husband to wish him a happy birthday in June. to wish.
“Donald hates his birthdays,” Ivana told People. “So I spoke to him and wished him a happy birthday and said to him, ‘Don’t worry about your age. Age is just a number…'”
However, many of Ivana’s children have chosen to leave New York in the past year, with both Ivanka and Don Jr choosing to follow in their father’s footsteps by moving to Florida after Trump’s presidency ended in January.
Eric is currently the only one of Ivana and Donald’s children still living in the city, where he lives with his wife Lara and their children.