Ivana Trump

She was Donald Trump’s first wife, from 1977 to 1992. Ivana Trump is the mother of Don Jr, Ivanka, and Eric Trump.

Ivana Trump has also been a professional athlete, a designer, and a novelist. And that’s how I met her in 1993, the year after she and The Donald divorced. She had just published the second in what was to be a series of novels, about a beautiful Czech immigrant named Katrinka.

While we do not even mention the name Donald Trump in this interview, if you know their backstory, you can kind of read between the lines.

So here now, from 1993, talking about her new novel, Ivana Trump:

Ivana Trump is 72 now.


Photo: Gage Skidmore

In the first season of Donald Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which premiered in 2004, one contestant quickly became the one viewers loved to hate.

She was known simply as Omarosa.

I met her in the summer of 2008, after she’d written a book aimed at helping women be more assertive.

Here now, Omarosa, from 2008:

Several years after our interview, Donald Trump was elected president, and Omarosa went to work for him in the White House. But she left in January 2018. It’s not clear whether she was fired, or resigned.