Who saved this Trump relationship?
Vanity Fair’s celebrity interviewer George Wayne has known the Trump family for decades. As a young writer trying to make a name for himself in New York City he once put Ivana Trump on a worst dressed list which earned him a slew of unhappy letters from the Trump family lawyers. However, Wayne unbelievably made his way into the family's circle of trust and developed a lasting friendship with Donald’s first wife, Ivana.
In his new book, “Anyone Who’s Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews 1987-2017,” Wayne shares incredible stories about the world of luminaries and those usually untouchable and unreachable, except by him. The book assembles 30 years of iconic interviews with Hollywood icons like Carrie Fisher and Farrah Fawcett as well as socialites such as various members of the Trump family.
“Anyone Who’s Anyone” features genuine and insightful interviews with Wayne’s friend Ivana Trump as well as her daughter Ivanka. Wayne had the opportunity to watch Ivanka grow up into a savvy business women and claims to have had a significant impact on her life. After a brief break-up between Jared Kushner and Ivanka, George Wayne recalls advising Ivanka, “You need to go back with him. If you don’t want him I’ll take him.” And sure enough a few weeks later the two shared their wedding vows.
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