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Take a Peek Inside Ivana Trump’s Family Photo Album

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What is it like to grow up insanely rich? What is it like to be surrounded by the trappings and decor of the Trump family? What kind of childhood did President Donald Trump’s oldest three children have? The curtain has been drawn back on their lives with the publication of Ivana Trump’s new book Raising Trump, which details her life as the first Mrs. Trump and then as the mother of the three most prominent Trump children. TIME published an exclusive excerpt of the book and sat down for a lengthy interview with the first Mrs. Trump.

But there’s nothing quite like seeing personal photos for getting the texture of a life: you can almost feel the terrycloth of Ivana’s 80s headband or the sheen of her silver ski-suit. Sure, the Trump kids had braces and bad swimsuits and Terminator posters in their bedrooms, like many of their peers. But they also had summers spent on yachts, landline telephones in their elaborately decorated bedrooms and a white grand piano on which to learn to play. Click through and see the childhood that shaped Donald, Jr., Ivanka and Eric.




"The weekend I met Donald for the first time in New York, 1976."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Skiing in Aspen in the nineties. No puffy coats or knit hats for me, ever!"Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Ivanka took two years of piano lessons, reluctantly, circa 1988."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"An eighties headband moment with Don Jr., circa 1986."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Eric flashing his baby blues in 1985."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"On Riccardo’s yacht, cruising the Mediterranean, circa 1993."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Don Jr. at Atlantis in the Bahamas, circa 2007."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Ivanka and Dedo at the pool in Greenwich, circa 1986."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"The brothers. A summer moment somewhere off the coast of France, circa 1995."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Eel for dinner, again? Don Jr. doesn't look too happy about it. Summer in Greece, 1993."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Thanksgiving in Greenwich, with a gigantic turkey and helpful Ivanka. I'd start cooking at five a.m. to feed a small army of Trumps, 1988."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Teenage Ivanka in her room on East Sixty-Fourth Street, circa 1994, on the phone as always!"Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Don Jr. and Ivanka in his room at Trump Tower, 1992."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Making friends with the pigeons in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, circa 2005."Courtesy of Ivana Trump
"Another Plaza birthday party. Ivanka loved those velvet dresses and the boys looked adorable in their little suits, circa 1987."Courtesy of Ivana Trump

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