Ivana Trump made quite the bold sartorial statement on Wednesday, as she stepped out for a rare solo excursion on New York’s Upper East Side.
The 72-year-old ex-wife of former President Donald Trump was dressed to the nines for her city stroll, for which she donned a Western-inspired denim jumpsuit with two breast pockets and bold white threading.
But while the former model stuck to a monochrome palette as far as her outfit was concerned, she added plenty of color with her accessories, which included a long rainbow beaded necklace, cowboy-esque turquoise belt buckle, and matching turquoise earrings that dangled from her lobes as she strutted along the sidewalk.
She finished off her outfit with some simple black pointed-toe pumps and her favorite $4,500 Dior handbag.
Solo mission: Ivana Trump was pictured strolling around New York’s Upper East Side on Wednesday while wearing a funky denim jumpsuit
Independent lady: The 72-year-old ex-wife of former President Donald Trump added some color to her monochrome ensemble with her vibrant accessories
Ever glamorous, Ivana went all out with her beauty look for the day – modeling bold pink eyeshadow and thick black eyeliner, while her trademark blonde locks were styled in her signature beehive updo.
Ivana – who had three children with her ex-husband Donald, 75: Don Jr., Eric, and Ivanka – looked lost in thought as she strolled along the sidewalk.
Although the businesswoman is no stranger to the upscale neighborhood, where she has lived for decades, she is rarely photographed out and about by herself, instead usually preferring the company of her on-again-off-again partner Rossano Rubicondi, 49, or her close friends.
Last moth, Ivana was spotted enjoying a shopping trip near her home with a female companion, whose arm she was seen holding as they exited a high-end shoe store.
This summer appears to have been relatively low-key for Ivana – who usually travels to Europe during the warmer months, but seems to have opted out of any far-flung trips, perhaps because of the COVID pandemic.
Instead, the businesswoman has been spotted out and about in New York on a handful of occasions – including a casual stroll with Rossano back in August.
It is unclear whether the duo are currently involved in a romantic relationship; they have always maintained that they are just very close friends, though Rossano has previously said that a romantic reunion is always possible.
Rainbow: Ivana jazzed up her jumpsuit with a multi-colored beaded necklace, a turquoise belt buckle and matching turquoise earrings
Basics: She added her favorite $4,500 Dior handbag and a simple pair of shiny black pointed-toe pumps
Glam: Ivana’s blonde locks were styled in her signature beehive ‘do and she added even more glitz with some bright pink eyeshadow and lipstick
Ivana announced their split back in June 2019 before escaping to Saint-Tropez for the summer, admitting that the time she spends on the French Riviera was part of the reason why 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 spent a lot of time in New York, Miami, and Saint-Tropez, and he has to work.’
‘The long-distance relationship really doesn’t work,’ she added. ‘We had a good time and are friends. The split was amicable.’
Rossano, meanwhile, asserted that he has ‘good respect’ for the businesswoman following their breakup, but he later made it clear that her children were a source of ire in their romance.
He emphasized that he wasn’t after the matriarch’s fortune and suggested that money was often something he quarreled with her children about.
The former couple dated for six years before they tied the knot in 2008 during 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-themed nuptials, Ivana and Rossano announced their upcoming divorce.
Ivana said she had actually filed for separation three months prior and blamed the split on her and Rossano’s different preferences for their cities of residence.
On the move: The former model is rarely pictured alone in New York and is typically seen with a close friend or companion when she steps out
Together again: In August, Ivana was pictured enjoying a walk with her on-again-off-again partner Rossano Rubicondi, 49
The couple had faced rumors that Rossano had been unfaithful to her while filming the TV show Survivor in Honduras, which Ivana denied in her Page Six column just a month before their split.
Rossano was Ivana’s fourth husband after Alfred Winklmayr, Donald, and Riccardo Mazzucchelli, but the two didn’t stay apart for long.
Ivana has been living in New York City since the mid-1970s, after relocating to the US from Canada, following her move from her home in Czechoslovakia, and she has spent much of that time residing on the Upper East Side, where she currently lives in a sprawling apartment.
It was in Manhattan where the former model met Trump, with whom she tied the knot in 1977. The couple were married for 13 years before divorcing in 1990 after Trump had an affair with Marla Maples, who went on to become his second wife.
Ivana’s solo outing came just as her former husband Donald and his current wife Melania, 51, were thrust back into the spotlight – this time in the Middle East, where wax statues of them were unveiled at the newly-opened Madame Tussauds museum in Dubai.
Memorialized: Ivana’s outing came just as wax statues of her ex-husband Donald Trump and his wife Melania were unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Dubai
The couple, who have kept a relatively low profile since he lost re-election last year, are just two of the stars who have been immortalized at the tourist-friendly wax statue museum, which is known for its celebrity likenesses.
The new branch is located on a small artificial island off of Dubai, where the wax figures of 60 celebrities and world leaders were unveiled at the opening on Wednesday.
Trump’s statue, sporting his signature navy suit and red tie, is seated at a desk, but he’s not signing executive orders or documents. He’s looking down at his cellphone.
Standing next to him is Melania’s figure, who is dressed in a form-fitting cobalt blue dress, one of her classic looks from the 2016 presidential campaign.
‘He looks very real, but he’s not quite orange enough,’ said 27-year-old visitor Marwa al-Haddad after snapping a selfie with Trump’s likeness.
Trump’s first wax effigy debuted in Madame Tussauds New York in 1997 — long before he became a politician.
His likeness got a presidential update at the New York location in 2017, a year before his wife got her own statue at the location.
Aside from their positions, the Trumps’ figures in Dubai appear to be identical to the versions displayed in New York.