(L-R) Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump poses with members of his family (from left) daughter Tiffany Trump, son Donald Trump Jr., granddaughter Kai Trump, wife Melania Trump, grandson Donald Trump (bowtie), daughter Ivanka Trump and son Eric Trump during their appearance on NBC's Today Show on April 21 in New York, NY. TNS Photo
A look at the Trump first family
Donald Trump was elected president of the United States Nov. 8. Now, get to know the new first family.
Donald is married to former model Melania Trump. Melania was born April 26, 1970, in Yugoslovia, which today is the independent country of Slovenia. Melania became a citizen in 2006. She began her modeling career at the age of 16 and was a runner-up in the 1992 Jana Magazine “Look of the Year” contest. Melania attended the University of Ljublijana for one year before dropping out. She was featured as a bikini model in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
After moving to New York City in 1996, Melania met Donald at a Fashion Week party in New York City while he was still married to but separated from his second wife, Marla Maples. The two became engaged in 2004 and married in 2005 at a church in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception at Donald's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Melania gave birth to her only child, Barron, in 2006. Melania was by Donald's side when he announced his run for president at Trump Tower in New York City.
Donald Trump Jr. is Donald Trump’s first child and currently serves as the executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Donald Jr. was born on December 31, 1977, to Donald and his first wife Ivana Trump. He took his first job at age 13 working as a dock attendant at the marina at Trump Castle, Donald Trump’s property in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania where he got a bachelors of science in economics. Donald Jr. started working for the Trump Organization in 2001 and regularly appeared on Donald Trump’s hit television show, "The Apprentice."
Donald's second son, Eric Trump, was born on January 6, 1984. Eric is the third child of Donald Trump and Ivana. Eric joined the Trump Organization in 2006 after graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in finance and management. Like his other siblings, Eric frequently appeared on his father’s reality show, "The Apprentice." Eric manages Donald's 18-hole golf course and is the owner of Trump Winery. He married Lara Yunaska on Nov. 8, 2014.
Donald's youngest son is Barron Trump. Barron was born March 20, 2006, in Manhattan. Barron is the only child of Donald and Melania. Melania has admitted she is with Barron most of the time, given Donald's campaign schedule. Barron and Donald often go golfing together when Donald's schedule permits.
Donald's oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is the only daughter of Donald and Ivana. Ivanka was born Oct. 30, 1981, in New York City. She attended Georgetown University and then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in economics. Ivanka has modeled professionally and appeared on the front cover of Seventeen Magazine in 1997.
Ivanka also works at the Trump Organization as the executive vice president of development and acquisitions. Ivanka, like her other siblings, has appeared frequently on "The Apprentice." She is married to real estate developer Jared Kushner and the couple has three children.
Donald's other daughter is Tiffany Trump. Tiffany was born Oct. 13, 1993, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tiffany is the only child between Donald and his second wife Marla. Unlike Donald's other children, she has lived her life very privately. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a dual degree in sociology and urban studies.