Ivana Trump & Rossano Rubicondi
Mar-A-Lago, the beautiful estate in Palm Beach, Florida of “The Donald,” and one that he purchased in 1985 while still married to Ivana, was the setting for Ivana’s April 12, 2008 wedding ceremony to Rossano Rubicondi.
The 59 year old Ivana and 35 year old Rossano have been dating for 6 years. The Italian model and actor, Rossano, presented Ivana with a 12 carat pink diamond ring last October and asked her to marry him. Ivana’s daughter, Ivanka designed the beautiful ring for her mother’s engagement to Rossano.
The wedding was attended by some 500 guests. Ivana’s sons Donald Jr. 30 and Eric, 24 walked their mother to the altar, with the love song Unchained Melody playing. Ivana’s daughter, Ivanka served as maid of honor. With 50 attendants, the theme from Rocky played as Rossano walked to the altar, under a 15 foot archway, decorated lavishly with in orchards and roses. Ivana wearing, a Zuhair Murad pale pink wedding gown studded with crystal, and Rossano exchanged vows and plenty of little kisses after their, “I do’s”.
Sporting a one million dollar diamond wedding ring on her finger, Ivana smiled happily at the crowd, including George Hamilton, Neil Sedaka, Kathy and Rick Hilton,and Brigitte Nielsen. Of course, in true Trump tradition, ex-husband and father of her children Donald Trump was also in attendance, while the federal judge officiating over the ceremony was Donald’s sister, Maryann Berry.
So far, Donald has not made a comment on nuptials. Guests have reported that Donald was looking quite sternly at the groom, who took the microphone in an attempt to entertain his guests by singing for 20 minutes. The source relayed that this was an obvious attempt to showcase his own fledging talent.
In 1977, Donald and Ivana were married. This union lasted 13 years and produced 3 children. Donald gained and lost an empire during those years, while Ivana became a business woman. Throughout the years, they have maintained a cordial relationship. Donald has commented that his lifestyle was very hard on his ex wives as he “loves his work.” This is evident when looking at the many different relationships and marriages that Donald has had.
Guests at the reception dined on Lobster salad, Chilean sea bass and lamb. Dessert was the 12 foot wedding cake which was flown in from Germany.
Reports were flying fast and furious that the couple had been fighting, and had been off and on since their engagement last October. Sources reported that Rossano was not happy with the prenup agreement he was asked to sign. Ivana called 911 requesting help to remove him from her house. However, they made up the next day. Guests at the wedding say that the couple flubbed their vows when it came to the part of saying, “for better and worse.” Was this an omen of things to come? Hopefully, the answer to this is a resounding “NO!”
However the rest of this marriage plays out for Ivanna and Rosanno, it does seem as if they really know how to throw a wedding!