CULTURE & ARTS
03/16/2017 08:06 am ET

Ivana Trump Is Writing A 'Non-Partisan' Book About Raising Her Children

Donald Trump had three children with his first ex-wife.
Ivana Trump was married to Donald Trump for over a decade.
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Ivana Trump was married to Donald Trump for over a decade.

Ivana Trump is set to release a book about “her extraordinary life” and the upbringing of her three children with ex-husband Donald Trump

In Raising Trump, publisher Gallery Books states, Ivana will recount “the lessons she taught her children” ― Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump ― “as they were growing up,” particularly the values of “loyalty, honesty, integrity and drive.” The book will be released Sept. 12.

Ivana became now-President Trump’s first wife when the couple married in 1977; their divorce was finalized in 1992. Don’t expect her to get too political, though. The publisher explicitly notes that Raising Trump will be “non-partisan.”

Ivana’s memoir will focus on motherhood and her children, providing “unfiltered personal stories” about Donald, Eric and Ivanka, with all three adult children set to contribute their personal memories. President Trump, it seems, will be largely excluded from the narrative.

“Every day, people ask me how I raised such great kids,” Ivana said in a statement. “They are truly amazed when I tell them that there was no magic to their upbringing. I was a tough and loving mother who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat or steal, respect for others and other life lessons.”

Ivana’s marriage to Donald Trump was reportedly not without friction; a 1993 book put forth an accusation that he had raped her, a charge she did not fully refute. The marriage ended after Donald Trump’s alleged affair with Marla Maples, who became his second wife and the mother of Tiffany Trump. In 2005, Trump married his third and current wife, Melania, with whom he has one son, Barron.

Gallery Books, which will publish the book, is an imprint of recently embattled publishing giant Simon & Schuster dedicated to celebrity memoirs. 

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