Ivanka's father has German and Scottish ancestry and her mother has Czech and Austrian ancestry.
Ivana Marie Trump was born on October 30, 1981, in Manhattan, New York City. She is the second child of Czech-American model Ivana (née Zelníčková) and Donald Trump, who in 2017 became the 45th President of the United States. For most of her life, she has been nicknamed "Ivanka," a diminutive form of Ivana. Trump's parents divorced in 1992, when she was ten years old. She has two brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric, a half-sister, Tiffany, and a half-brother, Barron.
Trump is a fourth-generation businessperson who followed in the footsteps of her great-grandmother Elizabeth Christ Trump (who founded the company) and grandfather Fred Trump. Trump has a close relationship with her father, who has publicly expressed his admiration for her on several occasions. Ivanka has likewise praised her father, complimenting his leadership skills and saying he empowers other people. She was a former stepdaughter of Marla Maples and current stepdaughter of Melania Trump.