Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump and his current spouse Melania Trump are feuding over who is the real first lady.
In an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” Ivana said she speaks to President Donald Trump every two weeks.
“I don’t really want to call him there because Melania is there, and I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that,” Ivana said. “Because I’m basically first Trump wife, okay? I’m first lady, okay?”
Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham responded Monday, telling CBS that Ivana’s comment has “no substance.”
“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the President. She loves living in Washington, DC and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books,” Grisham said in a statement.
She added: “There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. [T]his is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”
President Trump has had three wives. He married Ivana in 1977 and divorced her in 1992. Their children are Donald Jr, Ivanka, and Eric. Trump later married Marla Maples in 1993 and they divorced in 1999. Tiffany Trump is the daughter of the couple. The real estate mogul later married supermodel Melania in 2005, and Barron is their son.
Correction: Ivana said Marla Maples is “nobody,” not Melania.