Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple’s three children.
According to publisher Gallery Books, Raising Trump will go on sale in September and will be a story of “motherhood, strength and resilience”.
As her “former husband takes his place as the 45th president of the United States, his children have also been thrust into the media spotlight, but it is Ivana who raised them and proudly instilled in them what she believes to be the most important life lessons: loyalty, honesty, integrity and drive”, the statement read.
Donald and Ivana Trump divorced in 1992 amid revelations that he had been having an affair with Marla Maples, who became his second wife. They divorced in 1999 and six years later Donald married Melania Knauss, who is now the first lady.
The publisher said the book was “non-political”, and it is also unlikely to be critical of the president, whose candidacy Ivana supported. Their divorce included a nondisclosure agreement, and her children with him, Donald Jr.
Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have assumed a central role in Donald Trump’s White House, with Ivanka occupying an informal role in the president’s inner circle and Kushner taking on the role of senior adviser.
In January, Trump announced he was handing control of his business empire to his two sons, Eric and Donald Jr, amid criticisms he faced conflicts of interest in the White House.
Ivana said in a statement the book was in part a response to compliments she receives about her children. “I was a tough and loving mother who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat or steal, respect for others, and other life lessons that I’ll share now in Raising Trump, along with unfiltered personal stories about Don, Eric, and Ivanka from their early childhood to becoming the ‘first sons and daughter’,” she said.
She has written books before, including The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again, and the novel For Love Alone, which led to a legal battle with her ex-husband.
In 1992, Donald sued Ivana for $25m, claiming the novel was based on their marriage and violated the nondisclosure portion of the divorce decree. Ivana countersued over other parts of the divorce agreement and, in 1993, the two settled their differences.
Gallery Books is part of Simon Schuster, which in 2015 under its Threshold Editions imprint published Donald Trump’s campaign book Crippled America, released in paperback as Great Again.