title iconIvana Trump's funeral was attended by former presidents

As Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped Donald Trump build the empire that put him on a path toward his presidency, paid tribute to her on Wednesday as loved ones paid tribute to her in New York, the former president said that she lived a "beautiful life."Ivana Trump's funeral Mass was attended by all her children, relatives, and friends in a Manhattan church.“A very sad day, but at the same time a celebration of a beautiful life,” Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social, before he, Melania Trump, and Barron headed to St.

Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church near the former first lady's home. The gold-toned casket was carried from the church by Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric Trump, Ivana, and Donald Trump's children. As his sister held the hand of a small child clutching a red flower, Eric Trump briefly encircled her shoulders. Besides Tiffany Trump, Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner, the father of Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner, and Jeanine Pirro, co-host of Fox News's "The Five," also attended the service.

Ivana Trump's longtime friend and fashion designer Dennis Basso attended the funeral as well. Ivana Trump was given a fitting send-off at the Mass, another long-term friend, Couri Hay, said after the service. According to Trump's family, the 73-year-old died at home on Thursday. According to authorities, she died from blunt impact injuries to her torso in an accident.

The couple met in the 1970s and were married from 1977 to 1992. As a power couple in the 1980s, she became well known in her own right, instantly recognizable with her blond hair in an updo. Besides managing one of her husband's Atlantic City casinos, Ivana Trump helped design some elements of New York City's Trump Tower. While their divorce was very public, they remained friendly in recent years. During Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Ivana Trump was an enthusiastic supporter, and the two spoke frequently.