Tiffany Ariana Trump may be the fourth child of loved and loathed Republican president-elect Donald J. Trump, but she's forging an identity all her own and even dating a Democrat. Check out these interesting facts about the lesser known member of the Trump team.
Tiffany, who celebrated her 23rd birthday in 2016, is named after the famed New York City jewelry store Tiffany & Co., according to Town and Country magazine. Situated on the corner of 5th Avenue and 57th Street, the boutique with the "Tiffany blue" jewelry boxes was made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's. It just so happens that Donald built his world-renowned Trump Tower building right next to the retail icon in 1982.
Despite growing up in a famous neighborhood—with a famous last name, no less—Tiffany managed to stay out of the spotlight for much of her childhood, all thanks to her mother. "She moved us out of New York to get out of the spotlight and let me grow up and find my own identity versus being in the shadow of a name or growing up very young with all that pressure," she told People. "So, she wanted me to have a chance to have a normal childhood. As normal as possible. I think that she did well in that."
It appears that Tiffany is not interested in following in her father's footsteps, at least not when it comes to his real-estate business; the youngest Trump daughter wants to become a lawyer.
She did appear with her three older siblings on the President-Elect's 60 Minutes interview. She had this to say: "I mean I don't think we can really prepare for our father becoming president. But we were all there together with everyone that's worked so hard. And my dad has worked so hard. And it's just–it's really awe-inspiring."
You may recognize Marla Maples from Dancing with the Stars. When the Donald's marriage to mistress-turned-second-wife Maples ended, she packed up for the west coast, raising Tiffany in Los Angeles. On Where are they Now?, a 17-year-old Tiffany told Oprah, "My mom and I have always been very close since she did raise me as a single mom... Everyone I know is like, 'Wow you guys have a really good relationship!' She's with me a lot of the time." Judging from her Instagram feed, the duo hangs out a lot—giving Coachella vibes by the pool, zip lining at Sundance, wearing matching LBDs at the Carlyle. They both broke out some serious tango moves on a recent episode of DWTS.
While the marriage between Maples and Mr. Trump didn't last longer than six years, the pair brought Tiffany into the world just around the time he was penning "The Art of the Comeback" and growing his business portfolio throughout the world. “I had the blessing of raising her pretty much on my own," her mother is on the record as saying. Maples and her daughter have since become a pair of best friends, and frequent high society galas together throughout the year.
But that doesn't mean she has been devoid of having a father. When asked by the New York Times to chime in on a profile of the youngest Trump daughter on a fall day during the campaign, Trump sang her praises just as she had done for him in a display of trademark Trump family loyalty.
"Tiffany is a tremendous young woman with a big and beautiful heart," he said. "She was always a great student and a very popular person no matter where she went. I am incredibly proud of Tiffany and how well she has done." She's got Ivy League aspirations.
Tiffany Trump, the 23-year-old daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, toured Harvard Law School on Tuesday. A number of students at the country's largest, oldest and most prestigious law school reportedly recognized her.
Our source in the admissions office did confirm she had been accepted into the Class of 2020, but refused to say more. When asked whether the stunning blond had decided to attend Harvard, she clucked her tongue, said "Why do you think she's visiting here today?" and hung up the phone.
"We were sitting in the lounge area in the student center, and I saw a tall blond girl walking through and I recognized her," said one student, adding that it appeared few others around her also noticed the young celebrity in their midst surrounded by Secret Service. Another source saw her entering the library, wearing all black.
As Friday approaches and the inauguration looms ever closer, the typical fanfare involved with anointing a new president—no less than Beyoncé, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Bruce Springsteen, and more have performed at President Barack Obama's two inaugurations—has still proven conspicuously absent for Donald Trump.
Headliners like Jennifer Holliday and the Springsteen cover band B-Street Band have dropped out from playing the ceremony's concert, with the former citing death threats, and the latter concern for upsetting the Boss. And that's just up on stage: A growing number of Democrats are also ducking out of the crowds, which are also ever-dwindling, if the Trump team's mass texts reminding that attendance is actually free of charge are any indication.
The lack of hubbub, then, makes it just a bit more dire that also missing from the festivities is a hairstylist for Trump's second wife, Marla Maples, and their daughter Tiffany Trump—at least, one they can use for the same price tag of attending the inauguration.
A connection of theirs apparently reached out to the freelance stylist Tricia Kelly to coif the pair, which then led to a conversation where Kelly had to explain the concept of her rates. After negotiations, which Kelly says saw her begrudgingly agree to keep to their $300 budget, she was then asked to forgo payment altogether in exchange for a currency that comes in social media tags: "exposure."