All of Donald Trump’s children with Melania Trump, Ivana Trump, Marla Maples: from Ivanka and Donald Jr. to Barron, Tiffany and Eric, how much do you really know about the former US president’s kids?

Eric, Ivanka, Donald Jr., Tiffany and Barron Trump may not all come from the same mother, but they all share the same father, Donald Trump. Photos: @onlytrumpjr, @ivankatrump_fan_page, @tiffanytrump, @barrontrumpmy/Instagram
Former US President Donald Trump has built himself … a massive family. From his first marriage to Ivana Trump (who recently died on July 14), he has two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, and a daughter, Ivanka. The controversial businessman also has one daughter, Tiffany, with his second wife, Marla Maples, and a 16-year-old son, Barron, with his current wife, Melania.
Former US President Donald Trump stands with son Barron, wife Melania, one of his grandsons, and daughter Tiffany in Washington DC, in August 2020. Photo: AFP
Of course, they’ve all been keeping busy. Donald’s three eldest children have maintained varying levels of involvement with their father’s political career, all as outspoken supporters. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Tiffany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown Law. And Barron, the tallest of all children, remains largely out of the spotlight.
Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr. sitting together at an event. Photo: AFP

Here’s everything you need to know about each of the Trump heirs.

Donald Jr., 44, son of Ivana

Donald Trump Jr. is the son of Ivana and Donald Trump. Photo: @onlytrumpjr/Instagram

Now a father of five, Donald Jr. was 12 when Ivana and Donald Sr. divorced. Unlike his younger siblings, he was old enough to understand what the nasty divorce headlines meant – his classmates were, too.

Donald Jr. is a huge outdoors enthusiast, and hunts deer with a bow and arrow. Photo: @donaldjtrumpjr/Instagram

As a child, he was extremely close to his maternal grandfather, Milos Zelnicek, who died in 1990, per BBC. The two would spend a couple of weeks every summer hunting and fishing in a town outside Prague (Ivana was Czechoslovakian). According to Town & Country Mag, the fast-talking Donald Jr. is fluent in Czech and named one of his sons Tristan Milos after his grandfather.


After attending boarding school (Pennsylvania’s prestigious Hill School), he followed in his father’s footsteps – as most of the Trump kids have – to The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate.

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An old family photo of the Trumps posing together in festive gear. Photo: Donald Trump Jr./Facebook

A 2004 New York Magazine profile noted Donald Jr.’s propensity for drinking and getting into “do you have any idea who I am?” fights in university, but he later told Forbes that his love of hunting kept him on the straight and narrow. “[While] other people I knew were getting into trouble, I was somewhere in a deer stand or going to bed early so I could be up before dawn to hunt turkeys,” he said.

Donald Trump Jr. and Donald Trump posing together in the presidential office. Photo: @kimberlyguilfoyle/Instagram

In 2001, a year after he graduated from university, Donald Jr. went to work for his dad for the second time. The first was when he was 13 and earning minimum wage plus tips as a dock attendant at Trump Castle, per New York Magazine. He now serves as an executive vice-president for The Trump Organization, cutting his teeth with the development of Trump Place at West Side Yards and spearheading projects in Chicago, Las Vegas, Scotland and India.

He’s also become an outspoken firebrand for his father’s political career, even after Donald Trump left office and for the conservative party.

Donald Trump Jr. and his fiancé Kimberly Guilfoyle. Photo: @kimberlyguilfoyle/Instagram

Donald Jr. met his former wife, Vanessa, at a fashion show and married in 2005. They had five children. The two finalised their divorce in 2018. He is now fiancé to Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host and television personality.

Ivanka, 40, daughter of Ivana

Ivanka Trump posing in front of her Chevrolet Suburban. Photo: @ivankatrump/Instagram
Ivanka is the breakout success of the family. The same year that she and brothers Donald Jr. and Eric founded the Trump Hotel Collections, Ivanka launched a jewellery brand that spawned lines of clothing, shoes and accessories carried by the likes of Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Zappos. She closed down her brand in 2017 while working in the White House.
Ivanka Trump issued a memorial post for her late mother, Ivana. Photo: @ivankatrump/Instagram
Ivanka was formerly an executive vice-president of acquisitions and development for The Trump Organization. But she didn’t go straight from Wharton to an office at Trump Tower – she worked for the real estate developer Bruce Ratner for a year after university. Apparently, Ivanka even politely declined a job offer from Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

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After covering Seventeen magazine in 1997, Ivanka had a brief career as a runway model for designers like Gianni Versace and Thierry Mugler.

Ivanka Trump attends the Costume Institute Gala for the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2013, in New York City. Photo: WireImage

Specialising in deal-making and design, Ivanka joined her dad’s company in 2005. She was the lead negotiator on the purchase of Trump National Doral Miami, a US$1 billion property that she scooped up for US$150 million.


But when her father was elected president, she resigned from her job at The Trump Organization in preparation for the move to Washington DC.

Ivanka is private about her personal life, but before tying the knot with Jared Kushner, the real estate and publishing scion – and former senior Trump adviser – she was linked to Greg Hersch until 2001 and was said to have gone on a date with That 70s Show star Topher Grace.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner married in 2009. Photo: @ivankatrump/Instagram

She met her match in Kushner and they have three children: Arabella Rose, Joseph Frederick and Theodore James. Ivanka converted to Judaism before her wedding, and the family keeps kosher and observes the Sabbath.


“From Friday to Saturday, we don’t do anything but hang out with one another,” she told Vogue. “We don’t make phone calls.”

Ivanka joined Kushner to become a senior adviser to her father while he was in office.

Eric, 38, son of Ivana

“I have always preferred to fly under the radar in terms of recognition and celebrity,” Eric Trump once said in an interview with Georgetown University. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/TNS
For a long time, Eric was the 195cm-tall, media-shy baby of the family. He told New York Magazine that Donald Jr. is like his mentor and Ivanka is like his second mother. “She took me under her wing and raised me, took me shopping, tried to make me cool,” he said.

Unlike his brother and sister, he chose Georgetown over Wharton and went straight to work for his father after he graduated. He’s executive vice-president of acquisitions and development at The Trump Organization, but his niche is said to be in construction.

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Eric Trump, Ivanka and Donald Jr. all come from the same parents, Donald and Ivana. Photo: @EricTrump/ Twitter

In 2013, he proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Lara Yunaska, at Seven Springs, his dad’s US$19.5 million Westchester estate, with a ring from Ivanka’s fine jewellery collection. Yunaska is a former personal trainer and TV producer.


The couple was married in front of 400 guests at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Eric’s brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, officiated the wedding, reportedly telling Yunaska, “You are not just gaining a family – you are getting six million Twitter followers,” per British media.

Eric and Lara Trump have two children together. Photo: @laraleatrump/Instagram

Eric also owns and operates Trump Winery, Virginia’s largest vineyard. He once pledged nearly US$28 million to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his Eric Trump Foundation but has since stopped soliciting donations in 2016, according to The Commercial Appeal.


Like Donald Jr., Eric has been an outspoken proponent of his father and has continuously railed against President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.

Tiffany, 28, daughter of Marla Maples

Tiffany Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Photo: @tiffanytrump/Instagram

Unlike her half-siblings, Tiffany didn’t grow up playing in her father’s office – nor did she spend her summers helping him fix up the grounds of Seven Springs. Tiffany was raised by her mother, Marla Maples, outside Los Angeles. There, she attended Calabasas’ Viewpoint School, where tuition is more than US$30,000 a year.

Tiffany Trump with her mother, Marla Maples, who said she raised Tiffany as a “single parent”. Photo: @itsmarlamaples/ Instagram

Like her father, Tiffany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Ivanka reportedly helped her snag an internship at Vogue, and in 2011 she dropped the single for her debut song, Like a Bird.

Tiffany Trump had dreams to become a pop star at 17, but didn’t end up pursuing a career in music. Photo: @tiffanytrump/ Instagram

Some of her friends were Manhattan’s so-called Rich Kids of Instagram, including Peter Brant Jr., the son of media mogul Peter Brant; Gaia Matisse, Henri Matisse’s great-great-granddaughter; and EJ Johnson, Magic Johnson’s son.

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She loves to travel, a source once told People, and her father’s private jet comes in handy when she wants a change of scenery.

In 2017, Tiffany enrolled at Georgetown Law School. She graduated in 2020.

Barron, 16, son of Melania

Barron Trump is currently 16 years old. Photo:

From the way Melania described her 16-year-old son, he sounds more like his father than any of his siblings. “He loves to build something and tear it down and build something else,” she told “Sometimes I call him little Donald.”

Barron Trump alongside his parents, Donald and Melania. Photo: @barrontrumpmy/Instagram

The young heir, who is the tallest of all of Donald’s children at two metres, is often seen in suits over sweatpants and has an entire floor to himself at his parents’ Trump penthouse, per Town & Country Mag. “He’s not a sweatpants child,” said Melania. “He doesn’t mind putting on [a suit] – but not every day- and he likes to dress up in a tie sometimes like Daddy.” Melania famously told ABC News that she slathers Barron in caviar moisturiser from her now-defunct skincare line.

Barron Trump in his childhood. Photo: @barronupdate/ Instagram

Barron celebrated his fourth birthday with his preschool class at Manhattan’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where the kids ate a cake shaped like Donald’s private jet and went on submarine and aeroplane tours, reported People.

Barron and Donald Trump may be more similar than you think. Photo: @barronupdate/Instagram
Melania says he plays baseball and tennis but has a proclivity for his dad’s favourite sport: golf. His parents keep him out of the public eye as much as possible, but he regularly attends the Trump Invitational Grand Prix at Mar-a-Lago, and, when he was younger, Melania took him to the Upper East Side’s hottest children’s social event of the year, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Bunny Hop.
This article originally appeared on Insider
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Donald Trump
  • The former US president has five kids from his three marriages, and is currently with former US First Lady Melania, with whom he shares his youngest son, Barron
  • He had three kids with first wife Ivana, who recently died, and allegedly cheated with Marla Maples and had Tiffany, with Maples raising her as a ‘single mum’