Ivana Trump threw lavish CHAMPAGNE dinner on her last day at Malibu rehab, claims author Ivana Lowell
'Trump raised it toward us, and then, with a flourish, signaled to the waiter to fill all our glasses,' said Ivana Lowell
Guinness heiress and author Ivana Lowell has opened up about her "unlikely" friendship with Ivana Trump, who passed away on July 14, 2022. According to Lowell, their friendship developed when she and Donald Trump's ex-spouse were enrolled in the same rehab facility. In her essay 'The Other Ivana', Lowell also narrated an incident when Trump tried throwing a champagne party for all her friends at the facility
Published by Air Mail on July 23, 2022, the essay 'The Other Ivana' mentions how Trump, who started as a very closeted person, gradually started opening up to the group about the circumstances that led her to the facility.
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The Malibu rehab facility housed a batch of people who had their schedules chalked out and gave a comfortable space for everyone to make more correct choices. The experts at the facility would welcome their "clients" by informing them about a wellness approach rather than a stringent one.
Lowell revealed in the blog that when she checked in, she could hear "commotion" down the halls, and it was Trump asking everyone to call her Maria and not Ivana. "'How often do I have to tell you my name is not Ivana—it is Maria. I am Maria!' When she calmed down, I turned around and introduced myself: 'Hello, I’m Ivana.' She seemed confused at first, but then, as her anger subsided, her face began to soften. 'Ivana? You too are called Ivana?'" The author further wrote that Trump was always with a "much younger companion" Roberto and the two would often go out to make shopping trips in Malibu in a "red convertible."
Trump's champagne dinner party for friends at rehab facility
On the second-to-last day of their treatment, Lowell said that the fashion icon decided to throw a party for her friends. “Darling, tonight is going to be my treat. I am taking us all out to dinner. There is a fabulous restaurant right on the water, and the food is divine. I think we all deserve a treat, don’t you?” said Trump, according to the essay. Lowell added that all of them got special permission to leave the facility under the supervision of a chaperone. Trump somehow managed to make him leave them, and the group enjoyed a scrumptious meal.
As per the Air Mail, when the waiter poured champagne for everyone, the group was shocked and concerned about themselves but Trump was unbothered. Lowell wrote, "she raised it toward us [the rehab group], and then, with a flourish, signaled to the waiter to fill all our glasses." Explaining the psyche of almost everyone else there, Lowell said, "for the past three weeks; we had spilled our souls out. Discussed and shared our most intimate fears and thoughts. And we had done it all sober…Suddenly the flute of champagne seemed to represent everything that we most feared."
A fearful Lowell then urged everyone else not to drink the champagne saying, "I know how much we have all paid to be in treatment. If you touch that glass of champagne, it will be the most expensive drink you have ever had.”
In the essay, Lowell also talked about how Trump eventually started speaking about her abusive marriage and other tribulations. On the last day of their program, Trump gifted Lowell an "elegant, heart-shaped bottle" of perfume labeled IVANA along with a note which said, “With love from one Ivana to another.”