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Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's First Wife, Dead At 73

Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana Trump, had died, as reported by TMZ. Ivana's ex-husband has given a statement marking the passing of the Czech-American socialite, businesswoman, mom, and retired model.

She and former US President Donald Trump were married from 1977 to 1992 and had three children together — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump.

She was 73.

In a newly released statement, Donald Trump marked the passing of his first wife.

"I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there were many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City.  

"She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational 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!" the statement concluded.

In a statement released from her family, Ivana was called a "an incredible woman—a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend."

“Ivana Trump was a survivor,” the statement continued. "She fled from communism and embraced this country."

"She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children & 10 grandchildren."

Our thoughts are with Ivana's loved ones during this difficult time.