Ivana Trump made an early exit from Washington, DC, after her ex-husband’s inauguration because she didn’t want to bump into Marla Maples, sources say.
It’s been 26 years since Ivana, the first Mrs. Trump, confronted the future second Mrs. Trump on the ski slopes in Aspen, Colo., but the pain is still there.
Instead of going to one of the inaugural balls, Ivana — who was with her 90-year-old mother, Marie Zelnickova, all weekend — took a 9 p.m. flight back to New York.
“[Ivana] had planned to go out and celebrate after the swearing-in, but when she found out that Marla was going, she canceled,” said one insider.
Ivana had earlier gone unnoticed at the inauguration because her mother, known as Barbi, is confined to a wheelchair. “They had seats in the middle of the front row, but couldn’t use them,” my source said. “They were shifted off to the side.”
Marla was seated far enough away that Ivana didn’t even see her.
Though Ivana once ran the Plaza Hotel and has bought and sold several mansions, she is not helping daughter Ivanka furnish her and husband Jared Kushner’s new house in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood.
“Ivanka has her own tastes in decorating,” said my source.
Ivana was flying off to Paris for the 40th anniversary of her friend Massimo Gargia’s Best Awards, where Pamela Anderson, Marisa Berenson and Melissa George will be honored Friday night.
SOURCE: Richard Johnson
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