Newsweek's recent article entitled "Ivana Trump Gives Nanny Who Raised Kids $1 Million as Donald Gets Nothing" reports that Dorothy Curry worked for the Trump family for decades. Ivana Trump left her a Florida condo estimated to be worth over $1 million, Forbes said. Ivana Trump's estate plan left behind assets worth a total of $34 million.
Ivana, who died in July at 73, wrote about Curry in her 2017 book Raising Trump and said she started as a nanny "with a sparkle in her eye and plenty of nervous energy." Curry reportedly taught the Trump kids prayers Ivana didn't know in English.
Ivana Trump's estate plan apparently directs that the former nanny should receive Ivana's dog, a Yorkshire named Tiger Trump.
The Trump family appeared to have thought greatly of Curry, who later worked as Ivana's assistant for years. Eric Trump said in his mother's book that he considered Curry his "second mother" and recalled their time together in her native Ireland.
"She's raised me since I was a baby, and we are incredibly close—inseparable. I love her immensely. She's a big, and very important, part of our family," he said in the book, according to The Federalist.
Ivana died from an accidental fall at her Manhattan house, according to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. First responders found her unresponsive at the bottom of a staircase at her home, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to ABC News. The death was ruled accidental.
Her ex-husband expressed his sadness over the death of his ex-wife. "A very sad day, but at the same time a celebration of a wonderful and beautiful life," he wrote at the time.
"I will be leaving shortly for the funeral service of Ivana. She will be laid to rest today. This will not be easy."
"She had brains; she had beauty. She was the embodiment of the American dream... she was a force of nature, could beat any man down the slopes, any woman on the runway," Eric Trump said during the service, according to a Mail Online report.
"She ruled the three of us [kids] with an iron fist but also a heart of gold," he said.
Reference: Newsweek (Jan. 16, 2023) "Ivana Trump Gives Nanny Who Raised Kids $1 Million as Donald Gets Nothing."
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