Donald Trump’s move into politics didn’t just affect his daughter Ivanka’s career prospects – it has taken its toll on her personal life too.
Although some of her friends have stood by her, don’t expect to see Ivanka schmoozing with these formerly close pals any time soon.
Before Trump’s 2016 election win, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter was often seen on the events circuit with socialite Ivanka, but the pair haven’t associated since. The Democrat admitted on Watch What Happens Now in October 2020 that she hadn’t spoken to Ivanka – previously a registered Democrat – since the beginning of Trump’s Republican campaign, noting “it’s just really hard when there’s someone who’s actively embracing their candidate — whether it’s their father or not … I don’t want to be friends with someone like that.”
The Shameless actress and Ivanka were friends for years, with Rossum even attending her wedding to Jared Kushner in 2009. But by the time Rossum wed her Mr. Robot creator partner in 2017, the pair were no longer on good terms. The TV star has been publicly outspoken in her opposition to the Trump administration and so it’s assumed Ivanka no longer invites her over for dinner – something she told Hamptons magazine in 2013 was one of her favourite things to do.
The fashion personality and the Trumps were once so close that she offered Ivanka – who previously had her own fashion line – a job at Vogue. Ivanka turned it down to focus on real estate. Wintour appeared to remain friendly with the Trumps, including Donald and Melania, who she invited to the Met Gala for years. However, the family and the editor became distant after the Trumps entered the White House, with Vogue openly supporting Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
In a now famous The Economist podcast interview, when pushed on her thoughts about Melania, Wintour repeatedly refused to acknowledge her, instead steering the conversation back to Michelle Obama and Senator Kamala Harris as the more admirable candidates for our attention. The same thing happened again in a CNN interview – the ultimate snub to the Trumps. The Don even blasted Vogue’s decision not to feature the first lady throughout his term.
And the fashion editor snubs don’t end there … Ivanka’s former friend, ex Vogue editor turned Moda Operandi CEO Lauren Santo Domingo, has also been outspoken about her dislike of the family.
No, it’s the fact that his family finances illegal settlement construction in the West Bank that violates the Oslo accords! https://t.co/0K95HTIlad
— Lysandra Ohrstrom (@LysandraO) November 18, 2020
Lysandra OhrstromWith Trump repeatedly calling the media the “enemy of the people”, it’s no wonder Ivanka has become distant from close school friend and journalist Lysandra Ohrstrom. Nevertheless, once Trump lost the election, Ohrstrom jumped at the chance to publicly explain how Ivanka’s less admirable traits went back to her teens. She not only claimed in a tell-all that Ivanka was a spoiled and materialistic high schooler, but chastised Trump for being too concerned with the shallow things – claiming he at one point asked who at their Manhattan school was prettier than his daughter.
Ohrstrom– who was a maid of honour at Ivanka’s wedding – says it has since led to them growing apart.
Note: This story was originally published on SCMP and has been republished on this website.