Their marriage did not even last six months. “Rossano wants to live in Miami and work in Milan, but I’m from New York and my family, friends and business are here,” she said at the time. But bad blood has never flowed between the two – despite the separation. Because Ivana Trump has long kept the secret to protect Rossano Rubicondi and his career. They always support each other, both privately and professionally.
A year later, they divorced, but the couple found each other. Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi had an on/off relationship for almost a decade after their marriage – until they finally drew the line in 2019. “I’ve become a single woman again,” she once told the ‘era. However, the two remained linked.
Then the actor fell ill with cancer, and just a year after the diagnosis he lost the fight against the insidious disease. Rossano Rubicondi died in October 2021 at the age of 49. “I’m devastated,” Ivana Trump told People magazine at the time.
In 2008, Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi sealed their love with vows. (Source: imago images)
She was by his side until the end, as his parents confirmed in an interview a few days later. Ivana was also the only one to inform Rossano of the diagnosis, otherwise no one knew.
Even his parents only found out about their son’s lung cancer when he was found dead in his apartment. Ivana Trump called her after her death “to express her sadness,” her father said in an interview with host Barbara d’Urso. Since Rossano Rubicondi was cremated, Ivana Trump asked if she could keep half of the ashes. “I said yes.”
Gathered in paradise
It was October 2021. Ivana Trump died just eight months after the death of her ex-husband. The former model was 73 years old. The cause of death is not yet known.
Rossano Rubicondi and Ivana Trump: They had been there for each other for almost 20 years. (Source: Frezza La Fata / imago images)
In total, Ivana Trump walked down the aisle four times. Prior to her marriage to Donald Trump, she was married to Alfred Winklmayr for two years. In the 90s, she then said yes to Riccardo Mazzucchelli. In the early 2000s, she fell in love one last time – with Rossano Rubicondi.