America has been awed by how smart, charming and unspoiled Donald Trump’s three grown kids are, and while they’re super-close to their president dad, they owe their strong upbringing to mom Ivana.
Now, for the first time ever, Donald’s first wife and Radar’s popular former advice columnist is giving intimate details about the family in her memoir, Raising Trump.
In the book, due out Sept. 12, the still stunning 68-year-old gives surprising details about the childhoods of Donald Jr., 39; Ivanka, 35; and Eric, 33, who is expecting his first baby.
She reveals how her ex-hubby is running the Oval Office.
“He’s going to bring change — and nobody’s going to change him,” says the Czechoslovakian-born blonde, who married Trump in 1977.
She was in charge of the family and Donald devoted himself to providing for them all.
“It is Ivana who raised them and proudly instilled in them what she believes to be the most important life lessons: loyalty, honesty, integrity and drive,” says a source.
Noting Donald’s devotion to his work, Ivana admits, “Donald wasn’t really interested in the children until he could talk business with them.
“I brought the children up single-handedly! I was a tough and loving mother, who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat or steal, respect for others and other life lessons.”
But she also reveals that “when they turned 21, I handed them over to him and said, ‘Here’s the finished product. You can take them from here.’ ”
And he has taken the trio to the top. Daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, are vital cogs in the White House inner circle.
And Don Jr. and younger brother Eric are now running the president’s huge financial empire — and he doesn’t talk any business with his kids.
“Ivana and Donald’s children are bright, hardworking and loyal,” says a family friend. “They did a great job in raising them!”
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