Ivana Trump funeral on Upper East Side

The funeral for Ivana Trump is being held Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church on the Upper East Side, the neighborhood where she lived.

Former President Donald Trump joining their three children Wednesday to pay his final respects to the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped him build an empire that launched him to the presidency.

"A very sad day, but at the same time a celebration of a wonderful and beautiful life," the ex-president wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social, before heading to the funeral Mass.

"This will not be easy!!!" added Trump, who attended the service with his current wife, former first lady Melania Trump.

Ivana Trump died inside of her Manhattan home on Thursday. She was 73. Ivana Trump died of blunt force trauma after she accidentally fell down the stairs in her Upper East Side townhouse, authorities said.

Donald and Ivana Trump’s three children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric — and their families followed Ivana’s gold-colored coffin into the church.

Tiffany Trump, the daughter of the former president and his second wife, Marla Maples, also attended the service, as did family friends including Jeanine Pirro, co-host of Fox News' "The Five," and Charles Kushner, a real estate developer and the father of Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner. Fashion designer Dennis Basso, a longtime friend of Ivana Trump's, was also among the mourners.

Trump was born Ivana Zelnickova in Czechoslovakia in 1949 and went on to become a ski racer and businesswoman.

She was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992.  She came up with the moniker "The Donald" for her husband.

They started divorce proceedings in 1990 amid Donald Trump's affair with Marla Maples.  A fight over money dragged out for two years.

She famously said, "Don't get mad, get everything."

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer | 869 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10065 | 212-744-2080