The Guest At Ivana Trump's Funeral Some Might Be Surprised To See

The family and loved ones of Ivana Trump gathered for the late businesswoman's funeral on July 20. Ivana died suddenly at the age of 73 due to "blunt impact injuries of torso," according to the New York City medical examiner, per Us Weekly. Officials confirmed Ivana's death was accidental and caused by a fall. Zach Erdem, a friend of the late fashion designer, has since revealed to the New York Post that Ivana's health was failing in the weeks before her passing.

Following her death, Ivana's ex-husband, former president Donald Trump, shared a glowing tribute to the mother of his children. "I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City," Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social, per Fox 11.

To honor her larger-than-life legacy, Ivana's family planned a "glamorous send-off" at St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church, People reported. However, there was one guest at the funeral that some might be surprised showed up.

Donald Trump Jr.'s ex-wife attended the funeral

Mourners gathered to say goodbye to businesswoman and media personality Ivana Trump at her funeral services in New York City. Ivana's three children — Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump – were among those in attendance and all spoke at the service. Former first lady Melania and Barron Trump also came to pay their respects. "She was the embodiment of the American dream ... She was a force of nature," Eric Trump said during the service, per the New York Post. The outlet further noted how Ivana's other children also shared sentiments about their mother.

However, some might be surpirsed to learn that Donald Trump Jr.'s ex-wife, Vanessa Trump, was also in attendance. According to Daily Mail, Vanessa and Donald Jr. were spotted comforting their daughter Chloe. Some might not have seen the move coming as Vanessa and Donald Jr. reportedly had a messy split. In 2018, sources revealed to Page Six that the former reality star treated Vanessa "like a second-class citizen." Vanessa has since denied those claims.

Ivana Trump and Vanessa Trump had something in common

Ivana Trump never formed particularly close relationships with her children's spouses and partners (at least not that we know of), but she sometimes offered her opinion on their marital issues. In 2018, when Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump announced they were separating after 12 years together, Ivana said that she couldn't blame Vanessa for choosing to leave, especially since she reportedly left Donald Jr. after he got involved in a cheating scandal, per Us Weekly.

"It's always distressing, because I've been there. But who am I to judge and who knows what was the situation at that moment?" she told Page Six at the time. "It's a long time ago now, so I think Vanessa knew it all along and maybe she just couldn't get over the hurt to forgive him. But I honestly don't know that many men who can keep their zippers up."

She also made a comparison to her own experience, as she found out that Donald Sr. had cheated on her with Marla Maples when they were married. "I divorced Donald immediately because I told myself, 'Am I going to live with the person [who] is going to say, 'I'm going to go and play golf' [leaving me to] think, 'Is he really going to go and play golf?' I cannot do it," she added. "I have pride and I have dignity and stuff like that, but so many women, around the world, they live with the men knowing that they are cheating and stuff like that. Everybody handles their situation their own way."

Ivana Trump on Vanessa Trump's dating life

Ivana Trump shared her two cents on Vanessa Trump's dating life after she divorced Donald Trump Jr. At the time, Ivana thought that Vanessa may have a hard time finding a new partner, given how she had to raise five children.

Ivana said she was "very sad" about the breakup, but she didn't worry about her son finding love again. "Donald Jr. is a good-looking guy. He is successful. He is not going to have a problem to find a girl," she told Page Six. "Maybe Vanessa might have a little problem because she has five kids... who is going to date and marry the woman who has five children? Especially since she is young [40] and she might want to have more."

What's ironic, though, is that Ivana was also in her 40s when she divorced Donald Trump Sr., and she ultimately married twice more. It looks like she was wrong, however, as Vanessa reportedly got involved with someone else — someone also connected to the White House. In Carol Leonnig's book, "Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service," it was revealed that she had apparently struck a relationship with a Secret Service agent. It detailed how she and Tiffany Trump got "inappropriately — and perhaps dangerously — close" with some members of the security detail, per The Guardian, although the two never confirmed this claim.