She’s blonde and beautiful, with a high-profile wedding in the works – but Ivana Trump swears she’s no Bridezilla.
“We have six months to finalize everything,” the socialite, 58, told PEOPLE as she headed into the Denise Rich G&P foundation for Cancer Research Ball at Manhattan’s Mariott Marquee on Monday. “I’m definitely not in panic mode by any means.”
So, does the 35-year-old groom-to-be, Italian actor Rossano Rubiondi, get a say in the I-Do details? “Of course,” said Trump. “But we pretty much like the same things. I’m [just] more in the business, because I have done hundreds of weddings in the Plaza Hotel.”
During her marriage Donald Trump, Ivana managed the New York landmark, then one of his holdings, for a salary of one dollar per year – and all the dresses she could buy.
“And Palm Beach is my territory,” she added. “I have my own house there. But the wedding will be at [Donald’s estate] Mar-a-Lago, because the ballroom can hold a lot of people. (The Apprentice star wed his third wife, Melania Knaus, on the property in January 2005.)
Finally, does the new bride-to-be get a discount from her ex – who, after all, is the author of The Art of the Deal – for the use of Mar-a-Lago? Replied a beaming Ivana: “You bet I do.”