Newly single Ivana Trump was spotted enjoying a leisurely stroll in sun-drenched Saint-Tropez on Thursday, hours after she announced her split from long-term toyboy lover Rossano Rubicondi.
The 70-year-old Czech native, who has known the 47-year-old Italian ex model for more than 20 years, married Rubicondi in a lavish $3 million Mar-a-Lago ceremony in 2008, before splitting the following year only to reunite in the next.
But it appears the pair have finally gone their separate ways, after she revealed the ‘amicable’ split – her fourth marriage to end.
Clutching a black designer clutch bag, Ivana appeared to put the split behind her as she took her Yorkshire Terrier for a walk while wearing a summery, floral dress.
The former wife of Donald Trump is a familiar to face to locals in the coastal town on the French Riviera, having regularly vacationed there for more than two decades.
Newly single Ivana Trump was spotted enjoying a leisurely stroll in sun-drenched St Tropez on Thursday, hours after she announced her split from her long-term lover Rossano Rubicondi
Clutching a black designer leather black bag, Ivana appeared to put the split behind her as she took her Yorkshire Terrier for a walk while wearing a summery, floral dress
‘I am once again a single woman,’ she told Page Six. ‘I have the freedom to do what I want, with whomever I want to, and I can afford my lifestyle.’
The former couple dated for six years before they tied the knot in 2008 during a lavish $3 million ceremony at Mar-A-Lago, the Palm Beach estate owned by none other than Ivana’s second ex-husband, Donald Trump.
But just eight months after their Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed nuptials, Ivana and Rossano announced their upcoming divorce.
The former couple dated for six years before they tied the knot in 2008 during a lavish $3 million ceremony at Mar-A-Lago, the Palm Beach estate owned by none other than Ivana’s second ex-husband, Donald Trump
The former model said she had actually filed for separation three months prior and blamed the split on her and Rossano’s different preferences for their cities of residence.
‘Rossano wants to live in Miami and work in Milan,’ she said in a statement at the time. ‘But, I am a New Yorker and my family, friends, and businesses are here.’
The couple had faced rumors that Rossano had been unfaithful to her while filming the TV show Survivor in Honduras, which Ivana denied in her Page Six column just a month before announcing their split.
According to Ivana, distance was also the deciding factor in their latest breakup.
‘The relationship just ran its course,’ she told Page Six. ‘Rossano spends a lot of time in Italy and I spend a lot of time in New York, Miami, and Saint-Tropez, and he has to work.’
‘The long-distance relationship really doesn’t work,’ she added. ‘We had a good time and are friends. The split was amicable.’
Rossano was Ivana’s fourth husband after Alfred Winklmayr, Donald, whom she shares three children with, and Riccardo Mazzucchelli.
The Raising Trump author’s kids — Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric — are all grown up now with children of their own, and Ivana stressed that she has no desire to get married again nor does she really have an interest in dating.
Look of love: The former couple, pictured in 2007, dated for six years before they tied the knot in 2008 during a lavish $3 million ceremony at Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate
‘I don’t want to get married again,’ she told Page Six. ‘I’m done. You get married because you want a family. I have three kids and grandkids. I just want to be free and go where I want to go with whoever I want. I want to be a free woman.’
The socialite went on to say that while she doesn’t want to date, she does ‘like to have companions’ to spend time with.
‘I have plenty of men who take me for lunches and dinners and balls or charity events,’ she explained. ‘I don’t want to be attached.’
Ivana noted that she plans on having a ‘fabulous summer’ in Saint-Tropez, where she will be hosting house guests in the upcoming weeks.
As for Rossano, he told Page Six: ‘Think whatever you want to think,’ but noted that Ivana is ‘always family’ for him and has a ‘good heart.’
‘We are super close. I have good respect for her,’ he added.
The mother of three has been spending her summers in the coastal town on the French Riviera for years, and just last summer, she was seen strolling through the cobblestone streets with Rossano.
Ahead of their visit to France, they were in Italy, where they danced as guest