Donald Trump Is Gonna Be a Zayde — Again! by the Forward

Donald Trump Is Gonna Be a Zayde — Again!

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There’s a new bundle of joy on the way!

Ivanka Trump has announced she and hubby Jared Kushner were pregnant with their third child via an incredibly sweet photo of Trump with their first two children, Arabella, 4, and Joseph, 23 months.

The couple, married for about six years, have become the darling of the New York society scene. But for every gala photo of them floating on the Internet, there’s just as many photos of them being a normal family.

You know, normal like if your father was running for president normal.

After a two-year courtship, Trump, 33, underwent an Orthodox conversion to Judaism in 2009 ahead of her fairy tale wedding to Kushner, 34, the son of real estate mogul Charles Kushner, and the owner of the New York Observer.

Trump is the daughter of the famous — or infamous — Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of The Trump Organization and current front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump. The former model is also the CEO of her own eponymous lifestyle and fashion brand selling handbags, footwear, clothing, fine jewelry and fragrance. At the Algemeiner’s “Jewish 100” gala earlier this year Donald Trump said it wasn’t in the plan to have a Jewish daughter, but he is

Think what you will of her father, Trump and Kushner have a very sweet little family — they are often seen attending services at a nearby synagogue and Trump has posted photos of her and Arabella cooking for Shabbat. Of course she doesn’t say Shabbat, god forbid, but we know what important “Friday night dinners” mean. We got you, girl. Wink.

Trump doesn’t often speak about her family’s religious activities, but in a candid Vogue interview in February she confided that the family keeps kosher and observes the Sabbath, even turning off their phone for 25 hours.

“I always shied away from it being a public conversation because it’s such a personal thing. We’re pretty observant, more than some, less than others. I just feel like it’s such an intimate thing for us. It’s been such a great life decision for me. I am very modern, but I’m also a very traditional person, and I think that’s an interesting juxtaposition in how I was raised as well. I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity.”


Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Donald Trump Is Gonna Be a Zayde — Again!

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