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Tiffany and Ivanka Trump's Complicated Half-Sister Relationship

Odette Odendaal
May 20, 2019
07:50 P.M.

Ivanka and Tiffany Trump might be Donald Trump’s only two daughters, but their lives and experiences of their father couldn’t be more different.


Being Ivanka’s junior by 12 years, Tiffany came from Donald’s marriage to Marla Maples whom he married in 1993, a year after his divorce from Ivanka’s mother, Ivana Trump.


Ivanka had unrestricted access to her father while growing up along with her two brothers, Eric, and Donald Jr. living in Trump Tower, while the same could not be said for Tiffany.

Donald and Marla Maples split in 1999 and Tiffany stayed with her mother in California. Consequently, Ivanka became the child who knows Donald best. Tiffany, on the other hand, became reliant on information from her half-sister regarding all things Trump if she had any questions.


For many years Ivanka was the only daughter the public knew while Tiffany got labeled the “forgotten” Trump due to her separation from the rest of the family.

The 25-year-old grew up in Calabasas, California and became friends with the Kardashian children. After school Tiffany studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree while she currently attends Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.


During an interview with PEOPLE, Ivanka gushed over Tiffany as she told the publication, “She’s my little sister! I’ve been close to Tiffany her whole life, and I really love her.”

After Tiffany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, she joined Ivanka in support of their father during his presidential campaign.


During that time she received a lot of advice from Ivanka, as a friend of Tiffany told Vanity Fair. Apart from advice regarding politics, boys, style, and “all the things she picked up from being famous,” Ivanka even helped Tiffany get an internship at Vogue in 2011.

It is no secret that Ivanka is Donald’s favorite child while Donald wasn’t exactly thrilled at Tiffany’s birth, who got named after the famous jewelry store.

During an appearance on “The View” in 2006, Donald’s borderline creepy affection for Ivanka came through clearly when he said, “I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

While Ivanka is described to be much like her father, Tiffany’s friends see her as attentive and kind to a fault with an artistic streak. The two sisters may be different people. However, Ivanka plays the doting role of big sister, showing Tiffany the ropes in living a Trump life.


After Donald got elected to president, Eric and Donald Jr. took over the Trump Organization while Ivanka became a senior adviser to her father in the White House. With Tiffany at Georgetown, she remained close to her older sister.


At the first turkey pardoning, after Trump got elected in 2017, Ivanka and Tiffany wore matching red outfits and showed a lot of affection towards each other as they hugged and took the time to catch up on private walks.

With only one year left at Georgetown, Tiffany recently celebrated finishing law school finals with her billionaire boyfriend in London. The pair enjoyed a romantic getaway during which Tiffany Trump got spotted looking gorgeous in a black dress.

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