Former model and businesswoman Ivana Trump has died aged 73. That reports her former husband, the American former president Trump.

"I am saddened to announce to everyone who loved her, and there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away in her New York home,"

The former president wrote on the social medium Truth Social, which he founded. "She was a beautiful and wonderful woman who lived an inspiring life."

 Ivana was able to get outside the Eastern Bloc, where she married an Austrian skier, whom she soon divorced. Donald Trump married her in 1977, a year after they met at a model meeting in New York.

They soon worked together on several large real estate projects. In the years that followed, they had three children: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.