Ivanka Trump has spent two months seemingly shying away from the spotlight – but it appears she is back to her on-camera best after being photographed twice in the same week.
The 39-year-old former First Daughter was seen heading out for a walk with her daughter Arabella last week – and now a new set of images show her being the doting mother once again while treating her daughter and her eldest son Joseph to some ice cream after school.
Ivanka was seen taking her 10- and seven-year-old children to grab a quick snack near their Miami apartment building last week, looking casual and low-key in simple black workoutwear.
The blonde businesswoman – who relocated to the Sunshine State after her father’s one-term presidency came to an end in January – sported a black tank top and black capri leggings with some black and neon yellow sneakers as she guided her kids out of a local ice cream shop.
Ivanka, who completed her look with a matching black face mask, wore her blonde hair pulled back in a low messy bun.
Meanwhile her children – who ventured out for ice cream without their younger brother, Theodore – were sporting the uniforms for their local Hebrew school, which consist of pale blue polo shirts, then a long beige skirt for Arabella and beige shorts for Joseph.
The young man was also seen wearing a navy blue yarmulke – the traditional cap worn by Jewish men – and there were several white tassels hanging from his shirt, which appeared to be tzitzit – the fringes that hang from all four corners of a tallit, a prayer shawl worn by Jewish men.
As they exited the ice cream shop with their ice cream cones, both children gamely paused to allow their proud mother to snap a photo of them, before they carried on their way home.
The trio was followed out of the store by a man wearing an all-black outfit and a matching black baseball cap, who could well have been a security guard hired by the family to protect them while out and about in Miami.
Ivanka and Jared were afforded taxpayer-funded Secret Service protection until July of this year, which came as a result of former President Donald Trump’s negotiations to have security details for his children extended for six months after his exit from the White House.
Traditionally, outgoing Presidents and their spouses are given lifelong Secret Service protection, which also covers any children who are under the age of 16.
However, Trump negotiated a deal before his January 20 departure, by which his four adult children – Ivanka, Donald Jr, 43, Eric, 37, and Tiffany, 27 – would have their protection extended for six months until July of this year, a service that was reported to have cost the taxpayer $140,000 a month.
That taxpayer-funded protection has now ended however, meaning that Ivanka and Jared will have to foot the bill for any security services they choose to employ in the future.
The loss of their security detail may well have contributed to Ivanka’s decision to stay out of the public eye – as well as her determination to ‘focus on family time’ while enjoying life away from her hectic White House schedule.
Sources told Fox News in June that Ivanka was keen to commit more time to her family, having faced a busy four years serving as an adviser to her father.
She certainly appears to have been soaking up as much time as possible with her children, having been pictured on another outing with Arabella just days after taking the kids for ice cream.
On that occasion, the mother-of-three took the opportunity to show off her golden Florida tan in a pale blue crop top and matching leggings, which she wore with some grey sneakers and bright blue reflective shades.
Arabella dressed in a complementary ensemble, opting for a blue-and-white tie-dye T-shirt and shorts set, adding a pale pink baseball cap, which she wore backwards while heading out for a walk with her mother.
Clearly keen to protect her face from the glare of the Florida sun, Ivanka added a white baseball cap to her look as they made their way out of their oceanfront apartment building, Arte Surfside.
The pyramid-shaped condo building was designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio. One its developers is Alex Sapir, whose organization teamed up with Donald Trump’s firm to build the Trump Soho condo-hotel in New York City in 2008.
Ivanka and Jared are understood to have leased the property for a year, and they are staying there while building their own home on a $32 million plot of land on Indian Creek Island, which they purchased last year – as well as an additional $24 million mansion just a few blocks away, which they are reported to have snapped up in April, according to real estate website The Real Deal.
The couple’s alleged new property splurge features six bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, and was once owned by Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
The 8,510-square-foot French neo-classical residence sits on 1.26 acres, and is equipped with 26-feet-high domed ceilings, a grand double staircase, open entertaining areas, a large family and screening room, a wood-paneled office, large gym, and a huge master bedroom with two full bathrooms.
It also boasts manicured gardens, reflecting pools, a resort-style swimming pool, and a large dock – although aerial images of the mansion suggest that it will require some extensive maintenance before it is ready to live in, having fallen into disrepair while on the market.
Until it is fixed up, Ivanka and Jared will likely remain in their condo at Arte Surfside – which is located just two blocks away from the collapsed Champlain Towers South Condo, which crumbled in a devastating accident in June, leaving nearly 100 people dead.
According to the Miami Herald, the former First Daughter and her husband donated money to pay for a week’s worth of food for the first responders who worked to try and save any surviving residents of the building, just days after it collapsed.
It is understood that the couple and their children were not at home when the building fell.
All three of her children – Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore – are currently attending a Hebrew school that is located just a short distance from their Miami apartment, and the doting mother has been seen ferrying them to and from their studies on a handful of occasions since their move down to Florida.
Meanwhile Jared is set to launch a new investment firm that will be based out of his new home in Miami.
The move takes Jared away from real estate, where he took on an empire built by his own father, and connects him to a region where he helped coax key allies toward inking the Abraham Peace Accords forging new commercial ties with Israel.
Jared, the former chief executive of Kushner Companies, who served as the Republican president’s senior adviser in the White House, is in the final stages of launching an investment firm called Affinity Partners that will be headquartered in Miami, sources revealed in July.
He is also looking to open offices in Israel to pursue regional investments to connect Israel’s economy, as well as India, North Africa, and the Gulf, said two people briefed on the plan, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
He has also been working on a book about his White House tenure, where he advised Trump on almost all of his key priorities.
It is set to come out in 2022, and he reportedly got a seven-figure advance, CNN reported.