We’ve learned more details about the surprising death of Ivana Trump’s fourth husband, Rossano Rubicondi in late October, after his parents Rosa and Claudio appeared to discuss his death on the Italian talk show Pomeriggio Cinque.

They told show host Barbara d’Urso that Rubicondi, 49, was to be cremated. According to a translation, Rosa then said, “Ivana asked if she could keep half the ashes. I said yes.” While this may seem surprising, as Trump and Rubicondi divorced after less than a year of marriage in 2009, they stayed close and maintained an on-again, off-again relationship that finally ended for good in 2019.

According to his parents, Trump was one of the only people who knew that Rubicondi had been sick for the past year, and even occasionally cared for him. After a year of suffering his illness in secret, Rubicondi died after a vein in his lung burst, causing him to fall and hit his head on the bathtub.

Trump said she was “devastated” by the news.

Despite his love for Ivana, In the past Rubicondi has said pretty inflammatory things towards her children. In a 2019 interview, Rubicondi said Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were “piece[s] of scum,” adding that they were, “all about the money. They don’t have a heart. They are garbage.

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