Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: Now Engaged!
Last night, longtime lovers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner became engaged. First reported via Ivanka’s Twitter account, the twenty-seven-year-old heiress tweeted, “I got engaged last night…truly the happiest day of my life.” Also remarking on the matter was Ivanka’s father, real estate mogul Donald Trump, who told Us Weekly, “I’m very happy about it. They make a magnificent couple.”
Now, while the “magnificent couple” had been dating for a number of years before Jared proposed, things had not always gone smoothly. According to reports, the couple had briefly split in 2008 over worries from the Kushner family that Ivanka was not Jewish enough. However, Ivanka is now reportedly taking Jewish conversion classes, and that seems to have eased any concerns.
Ivanka Trump, for those not familiar, is the heiress to Donald Trump’s real estate fortunes. However, she’s not the Paris Hilton type of heiress, as she does work for her money. Her job? Vice President of Real Estate Development and Acquisitions. Pretty impressive.
As to Jared Kushner, he’s no slouch either. Although also the heir of a large family fortune (also from real estate), the twenty-eight-year-old does work too. Currently, he owns The New York Observer, a successful New York weekly, and he also helps with his family’s real estate investments as well.
As to shared interests – outside of being wealthy, beautiful and heirs and heiresses to real estate fortunes – the couple are also both workaholics. From an interview with New York magazine, “Jared and I are very similar in that we’re very ambitious. That’s what makes it so amazing to be in a relationship with someone who is supportive of that. I’m happy for him when he is in the office working late. I know how good that feels when you sit down and return e-mails.”
No date, as of yet, has been set for the wedding.
(photo courtesy of NY Mag)