Ivanka Trump Gushes Over Sister-in-Law Karlie Kloss as the Model Makes Her Debut on 'Project Runway'

Karlie Kloss is married to Joshua Kushner, brother to Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner

Ivanka Trump is cheering on her sister-in-law Karlie Kloss.

On Thursday, Ivanka, 37, shared a video of herself gushing over Karlie, 26, during the season 17 premiere of Project Runway on Bravo.

“Karlie it’s happening!” Ivanka excitedly squeals in the clip, which shows the series on the television in the background.

“Amazing!” Ivanka adds before giving the camera a thumbs up.

Karlie is serving as the show’s new host along with new mentor designer Christian Siriano and new judges designer Brandon Maxwell and journalist Elaine Welteroth. Veteran judge Nina Garcia has returned to the show.

The premiere marks Project Runway‘s return to Bravo after airing on Lifetime since season 6.

Ivanka also shared the sweet clip of Karlie on her Instagram Stories.

In October, Karlie officially joined Ivanka’s family when she married her husband Jared Kushner‘s brother Joshua Kushner.

The lovebirds tied the knot in a small, Jewish ceremony in upstate New York, a rep for the supermodel confirmed to PEOPLE.

There were only 80 people in attendance. It’s unclear if Ivanka and Jared, 38, attended the nuptials

Following the nuptials, Ivanka tweeted a heartfelt congratulations to Karlie and her brother-in-law, 33.


“So much love for you both as you begin forever together,” Ivanka wrote, along with a heart emoji, in response to a smiling photo Karlie shared of her and Joshua on their wedding day.

Ivanka and Jared are both advisors to her father President Donald Trump, while Karlie and Joshua have said they share the same “liberal values.”

Karlie spoke subtly about her relationship with Ivanka and Jared and the White House in an interview with Vogue in September.

“At the end of the day, I’ve had to make decisions based on my own moral compass — forget what the public says, forget social media,” Karlie told the magazine. “I’ve chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications. It’s frustrating, to be honest, that the spotlight is always shifted away from my career toward my relationship. I don’t think the same happens in conversations with men.”

From left: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Ivanka Trump/Instagram

The Kode with Klossy founder also talked more explicitly about her and her fiancé’s political views: “Josh and I share a lot of the same liberal values that guide our lives and the things we stand for.” She added, “We’ve really grown together personally and professionally. Josh knows that I’m just a nerdy, curious human being. I think that’s why he loves me. We have each other’s back.”

Despite their political differences, Joshua is reportedly close with both Jared and Ivanka, Newsweek reported in March 2018.

Joshua even calls Ivanka his sister rather than his sister-in-law, according to Forbes.

Ivanka also embraced Karlie as her “sister” in an Instagram comment on Kloss’ engagement announcement in July.

“So, so happy for you and Josh!” Ivanka wrote. “I feel blessed to have you as a sister (!!!) Karlie and look forward to the decades of happy memories we will create together as a family!”

Kloss, meanwhile, has not publicly commented directly on her relationship with Ivanka. Harper’s Bazaar reported that the two have been friends since 2012, noting that they attended the U.S. Open together in September 2016 with their mutual friend, Russian businesswoman Dasha Zhukova.

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