The reported tensions between Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana and current wife Melania seem to be escalating especially with the confusion among the two about who is really the First Lady.
During an appearance on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ which aired Friday, Ivana said, “Well, I tell you, I am technically ‘first lady Trump.’ I was [the] first wife.”
Ivana married Donald Trump in 1977, and they were together for about 15 years until they divorced in 1992, according to The Hill.
She told Williams, “I don’t know what is Melania’s problem, she just has to get over it. She’s first lady of America, but I’m first lady Trump.”
Her comments come after a somewhat harsh statement the first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, released to CNN, after the president’s first wife made similar comments on ‘Good Morning America’ while promoting her new book, “Raising Trump.”
“I have the direct number to White House but I don’t really want to call him there because Melania is there and I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife, okay? I’m first lady, okay?” Ivana had said during her ABC interview.
“Mrs. [Melania] Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the President,” Grisham’s statement read in response. “She loves living in Washington, DC, and is honored by her role as first lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books. There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”
Ivana has said that although she’s the first lady, she has no desire to live in the White House.