Oct. 25, 2009
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly broke up in early 2008 after the Kushner family reportedly expressed concerns that Trump was not Jewish. Shortly after the two rekindled their love, Trump converted to Judaism. The real estate heirs have promising careers - Trump as a an executive vice president at Trump Organization, principal in her jewelry company, and host of Celebrity Apprentice and Kushner as publisher of the New York Observer and executive at Kushner Companies. Just about everyone says they are both ambitious workaholics who support each other's dreams. Let's hope they get down time together, too.
In typical Trump fashion, the wedding was a lavish affair for 500 guests at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. The bride wore a Grace Kelly-inspired Vera Wang gown and diamonds from her own collection, according to People. The Jewish ceremony was followed by a reception, where guests included Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters, and Regis Philbin, who serenaded the couple, according to E! Sylvia Weinstock made the 70-inch wedding cake with 13 layers and a variety of flavors. The groom's parents hosted another reception for the Sheva Brachot, a Jewish wedding blessing, a few days after the first.
The couple reportedly plans to go to Africa a couple of months after the wedding.
What the Press Says about Them:
The press seems to believe that Trump and Kushner are the next power couple. Both heirs to real estate moguls, Trump and Kushner have both developed promising careers in their own right. They are known for their work ethic. Trump has told the press that she and Kushner plan to work hard first and think about starting a family later. Many people have reported that the couple is both beautiful and smart, including Trump's father Donald.
What We Learn from Them:
As the latest power couple, Trump and Kushner so far have served as role models for supporting one another's careers and goals. In fact, Trump herself has discussed how in tune she feels to her husband simply because they are both ambitious. Neither person has to take on a traditional role. Both of them could have had life handed to them on a platter, but they have demonstrated a strong work ethic. If they use this work ethic in their relationship, they could create a strong foundation. Trump's willingness to convert to Judaism indicates that the pair will have faith to guide them as well.