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Ivanka Trump shares throwback photo of herself and mom Ivana on Thanksgiving

Ivanka Trump has already gotten an early start to her Thanksgiving celebrations, though it’s unclear where the first daughter will be spending the holiday. 

The 38-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a throwback photo of herself helping her mother, Ivana Trump, baste a turkey in the Connecticut mansion her parents shared before their divorce in 1991. 

‘Happiness is homemade! #ThanksgivingMemories,’ Ivanka captioned the image, which was taken when she was about 12 years old, a few years after her mother and father’s split.  

Thanksgivings past! Ivanka Trump, 38, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a childhood photo of herself helping her mom, Ivana Trump, baste a Thanksgiving turkey in the early ’90s

Double trouble: The mother and daughter duo, pictured in 2013, are not often seen out in public together, however they are known to be very close

Double trouble: The mother and daughter duo, pictured in 2013, are not often seen out in public together, however they are known to be very close 

In the snapshot, she is holding a silver gravy boat in her hands while her mom ladles the juices from their Thanksgiving turkey in their mint-green tiled kitchen. 

Looking back: The first daughter was feeling the Thanksgiving spirit and also posted the snap on her Instagram Story

Looking back: The first daughter was feeling the Thanksgiving spirit and also posted the snap on her Instagram Story

Ivana, who was in her 40s when the picture was taken, is dressed to impress in a black top with sheer, billowy sleeves and a colorful patterned skirt. 

Her blond hair is pulled back in a glamorous updo with her bangs framing her face. The mother-of-three topped off her look with a pair of statement earrings and rosy pink lipstick that matched her nail polish. 

Ivanka, who’s not quite a teenager in the picture, is wearing a black velvet dress and flashing her braces as she smiles for the camera. 

The first daughter was feeling the Thanksgiving spirit and also posted the snap on her Instagram Story with the same caption. 

Though they’re not in the image, the picture appears to mark one of the first Thanksgivings she and her siblings Donald Jr. and Eric spent with their mom after Ivana and their father, Donald Trump, divorced. 

The now-president and his mistress-turned-second wife Marla Maples, welcomed their first child, Tiffany Trump, in October 1993. The couple married that December and spent six years together before divorcing in 1999.   

Childhood home: The snapshot was taken at the Connecticut mansion her parents shared before they divorced in 1991. Ivana kept the property and sold it for $15 million in 1998

Childhood home: The snapshot was taken at the Connecticut mansion her parents shared before they divorced in 1991. Ivana kept the property and sold it for $15 million in 1998

Then and now: The image of Ivanka and her mother is thought to have been taken shortly after her parents, pictured in 1988, divorced

Then and now: The image of Ivanka and her mother is thought to have been taken shortly after her parents, pictured in 1988, divorced 

Date? Hours after Ivanka shared the photo, her mother was seen reuniting with her ex-husband-turned-ex-boyfriend Rossano Rubicondi for an intimate lunch date in New York

Date? Hours after Ivanka shared the photo, her mother was seen reuniting with her ex-husband-turned-ex-boyfriend Rossano Rubicondi for an intimate lunch date in New York

 Date? Hours after Ivanka shared the photo, her mother was seen reuniting with her ex-husband-turned-ex-boyfriend Rossano Rubicondi, 47, for an intimate lunch date in New York

Heading out: Ivana and Rossano spent about an hour at Cipriani restaurant before they were seen leaving together, walking out of the eatery arm-in-arm

Heading out: Ivana and Rossano spent about an hour at Cipriani restaurant before they were seen leaving together, walking out of the eatery arm-in-arm

Ivanka’s parents purchased the six-acre property in Greenwich — where her throwback Thanksgiving photo was taken — in the early ’80s for $4 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

When they divorced in 1991, Ivana kept the house and sold it to Robert Steinberg and his wife Suzanne for $15 million in 1998.  

The Wall Street Journal reported that the couple has been trying to unload the property off and on for years, originally asking for $50 million in 2009 and then $54 million when it was relisted in 2014. 

In June, the mansion was back on the market for $38.5 million — nearly 29 per cent less than its onetime asking price of $54 million. 

It’s unclear where Ivanka and her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, plan on spending Thanksgiving with their three children: Arabella, eight, Joseph, six, and Theodore, three. 

On Tuesday evening, her father, stepmother Melania, and 13-year-old half-brother Barron arrived at their exclusive Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, where they will be celebrating the holiday. 

Holiday: It's unclear where Ivanka and her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, plan on spending Thanksgiving with their three children (pictured last month)

Holiday: It’s unclear where Ivanka and her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, plan on spending Thanksgiving with their three children (pictured last month)

Family time: Ivanka's brother Eric, 35, posted a snapshot of himself at their father's exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with his two-year-old son Luke on Wednesday

Family time: Ivanka’s brother Eric, 35, posted a snapshot of himself at their father’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with his two-year-old son Luke on Wednesday

Missing out: Ivanka and her family were not at the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning that took place at the White House on Tuesday evening

Missing out: Ivanka and her family were not at the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning that took place at the White House on Tuesday evening 

Doing her part: Ivanka's half-sister Tiffany Trump, 26, was the only one of the president's five children who watched him pardon the bird as part of the annual tradition

Doing her part: Ivanka’s half-sister Tiffany Trump, 26, was the only one of the president’s five children who watched him pardon the bird as part of the annual tradition 

hard to tell: Ivanka and her family spent last Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago (pictured) , but she may be joining the Kushners this year

hard to tell: Ivanka and her family spent last Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago (pictured) , but she may be joining the Kushners this year 

Ivanka spent Thanksgiving with her father’s side of the family last year, and it’s possible that they will be eating turkey with the Kushners this time around. 

After attending the White House turkey pardoning with her husband and children two years in a row, she was a no-show at this year’s event, which took place in the Rose Garden before Trump’s flight to Mar-a-Lago. 

Tiffany, 26, was the only one of Trump’s five children who watched him pardon turkeys Butter and Bread on Tuesday. 

It’s unclear if the Georgetown law student and her boyfriend Michael Boulos will be joining her father in Florida or her mother Marla, 55, in New York. 

Meanwhile, Eric revealed on Wednesday that he is in Mar-a-Lago when he shared a photo of himself with his two-year-old son Luke on the property, writing: ‘Morning walk in PJ’s.’

He and his wife Lara also have a newborn daughter, Carolina, whom the welcomed in August.  

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