Ivana Trump had a stint in rehab in Malibu where she insisted her name was ‘Maria’, according to writer
Ivana Trump befriended an heiress of the same name during a short stay at a Malibu rehab where she treated her fellow patients to a champagne lunch.
Ivana Lowell, the daughter of English writer Lady Caroline Blackwood, has revealed the couple spent time together at the Malibu resort, bonding by first name.
Mourners gathered outside St. Vincent Ferrer Church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, near the townhouse where Ivana, 73, was found dead last week.
The Trump family gathered in New York to bid farewell to Ivana, Donald’s first wife and mother of his three eldest children – Eric, Ivanka and Don Jr.
Guinness heiress Lowell claims she spent time with her namesake at the Malibu establishment, years after Ivana and Donald divorced in 1990.
She first met the socialite at the “pink mansion”, saying she demanded to be called “Maria” and was accompanied by a young man called “Roberto” while there.
Writing for Air Mail, Lowell said: ‘A tall woman with blonde hair almost as tall and a face full of makeup was screaming, to anyone who would listen. “How many times do I have to tell you that my name is not Ivana, it’s Maria. I am Maria”.
Ivana Trump reportedly spent little time at the rehab center, where she celebrated with other patients with champagne before gifting author Ivanka Lowell a bottle of her perfume.
Ivana Lowell, an English writer, claims she first met the socialite at the ‘pink mansion’ rehab center and asked to be called Maria. Pictured: Ivana Trump and her son Eric on a skiing holiday
Ivana Trump was last seen on June 22 walking around the Upper East Side with the help of an aide before her death last week
Donald Trump leaves the church with his grandson Joseph, Ivanka, Eric, Melania, Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Barron after Ivana Trump’s funeral on July 20
Ivana Lowell, the daughter of English writer Lady Caroline Blackwood, has revealed the couple spent time together at the centre, bonding by first name
“When she calmed down, I turned around and introduced myself, ‘Hello, my name is Ivana.’ She looked confused at first, but then, as her anger subsided, her face began to soften.
Lowell explained that this was the start of their unlikely friendship and said that during their time in rehab, Ivana did not “feel it necessary” for her to attend any group or meetings, and when asked why she was there, Ivana simply replied ‘pure exhaustion.
But she went on to say Trump became an ‘integral part of their group and spoke ‘honestly and candidly’ about an abusive marriage she had been in – although it’s unclear what husband that was. reference.
After her split from Donald Trump, Ivana began a romance with Italian businessman Riccardo Mazzucchelli, whom she married in 1995, but the marriage was short-lived and the couple divorced two years later.
She then dated Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi, who died in October 2021 following a battle with cancer.
Lowell added: “Roberto and Ivana never kept to the daily schedules imposed on the rest of us.”
“They were going to lunch with friends in Malibu or shopping in Santa Barbara.
“I was looking out the window of my therapist’s office, bored of having to tell stories of childhood trauma, only to see Ivana and Roberto pull up in their red convertible.
Ivana, pictured in Paris in 1991, would go shopping with her male companion and return in a red convertible. Paying tribute to Ivana, Lowell said: “I’m sad she’s gone. Who else will be the other Ivana?
The cover of Ivana’s Vanity Fair was displayed on the altar of her “Celebration of Life”. Ivana can be seen smiling in a white wedding dress as she sat on a yellow sofa
Ivana Trump’s golden coffin is carried into St. Vincent Ferrer’s Church on Lexington Avenue, followed by the Trump family
“Ivana was laughing as she searched for countless shopping bags in the back seat of the car, and I could still hear her giggle as her high heels ran up the stairs.”
Lowell, pictured, says towards the end of her stay Ivana hosted a champagne dinner for herself and other patients saying ‘I think we all deserve a treat’ but appeared ‘unfazed’ when her companions n didn’t drink alcohol.
Towards the end of her stay, Lowell says Ivana hosted a champagne dinner for her and other patients saying “I think we all deserve treatment.”
Those who attended the dinner reportedly had a rehab chaperone, but Ivana “disappeared” it before a waiter appeared with champagne and crystal flutes.
But those who had paid to be in rehab didn’t touch the booze, but Ivana remained “completely unfazed.”
Before leaving, Ivana presented the author with a bottle of her IVANA perfume, with a note saying “with love from one Ivana to another”.
She added: ‘I still have the perfume bottle and I’m sad she’s gone. Who else will be the other Ivana?
Lowell also claimed she met Donald on one occasion after her boyfriend was assigned to interview her, with the former president reportedly saying, “Ivana!” Are you kidding me? I just got rid of it, and now you’re telling me there’s another one?
All of Ivana’s children spoke at the two-hour mass on Wednesday in front of 100 mourners, including Donald, his wife Melania and their 16-year-old son Barron.
Ivanka told the crowd: “Growing up, my mum didn’t tell me a woman could do anything she wanted – she showed me.
LR: Kai Trump, 15, with Donald and Melania Trump, Barron, Ivanka, Joseph, six, and Eric Trump after Ivana Trump’s funeral on Wednesday
Ivanka Trump with Donald, Melania and the rest of the family on Wednesday leaving the funeral home
“She was a trailblazer for both men and women. My mom once told me she couldn’t do anything in heels.
“She taught us how to spear fish and cook what we caught. My mother broadened our minds.
Don Jr. then took the stage and delighted the congregation with fond memories and jokes. Before going back to his seat, he said, “I love you, mom.
Eric Trump, the youngest, then spoke: “She had a brain; she had beauty. She was the embodiment of the American dream…
“She was a force of nature, could beat any man on the track, any woman on the track.
“She ruled the three of us [kids] with an iron fist but also a heart of gold.
A mound of red roses stood in front of the altar, surrounded by 73 lit candles that symbolized each year of Ivana’s life.
After the service, Ivana’s body was carried out of the building in a golden casket, in front of her family and dozens of VIP guests.
A woman, who appeared to be Ivana’s carer, cried on the steps of the church as the porters passed.
Ivana was also honored by her favorite New York restaurant, Nello, who lit candles and displayed flowers at her favorite table while she rested.
She was buried next to the first hole along a grassy area at her ex-husband’s Tony Bedminster Golf Club after the invitation-only funeral service.