Donald Trump has secured a lot of press throughout his life. The business magnate and presumptive Republican nominee has probably secured more ink in the last year than any presidential candidate ever ($2 billion in “free” media coverage by some estimates), and there’s rarely a day he’s not trending in your Facebook feed for some outrageous soundbyte.
But how much do you know about his personal life and his family? Sure, you probably read somewhere that The Donald is worth somewhere north of $4 billion, and have probably heard that he has a couple of ex-wives, but what do you know about his kids?
Believe it or not, the 70-year-old actually has five of them, and each have their own unique backgrounds, careers, and yes, baggage.
Here are 12 facts you need to know about Donald Trump’s kids. #8 seems the most shocking!
12. His Oldest Has Five Kids And A Supermodel Wife
Donald Trump Jr. is Trump’s eldest child and works as Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization. The 37-year-old also has five kids of his own with supermodel wife Vanessa Haydon, whom he married in 2005. He is also an avid hunter and built up a reputation in his 20s as a hard partier, a lifestyle he turned his back on in order to settle down and go to work for dear old dad.
11. Ivanka Trump = Successful Businesswoman
Trump’s second-oldest by Czech model Ivana Trump, 34-year-old Ivanka, is probably best known for a comment made by her dad during a 2006 appearance on The View. Trump admitted that he’d be interested in dating Ivanka if they weren’t, you know, related, but his eldest daughter has accomplished so much more than being the apple of her father’s eye. Ivanka is an accomplished businesswomen who serves as executive vice president of acquisitions and development for The Trump Organization.
10. Ivanka Trump = Best-Selling Author
In addition to her business endeavors, Ivanka is a successful former fashion model and, after publishing a book titled The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life in 2009, a New York Times best-selling author. She is currently working on a follow-up titled “Women Who Work: Redefining the Rules for Success,” which will be released in 2017.
9. Ivanka Trump = Recent Convert To Judaism
Ivanka also underwent an Orthodox conversion to Judaism in 2009. She changed her name to “Yael,” a common Jewish name, and keeps to a kosher diet and religiously observes the Jewish Sabbath, refusing to take so much as a phone call between Friday and Saturday. She married real estate developer Jared Kushner in a Jewish ceremony that same year. The couple have three kids.
8. She’s also BFFs with Chelsea Clinton
Even though the Clintons and the Trumps are America’s top political families and fierce opponents, Ivanka and Chelsea Clinton have been BFFs for years. Chelsea, 36, regards Ivanka as one of her closest friends, and has warned critics of the Trumps for assuming that Ivanka’s privilege and upbringing means she lacks depth. Though the 2016 presidential race looks like it’s going to be a nasty one, the national showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably isn’t going to break these two up any time soon.