Monday 17 December 2018

'My son-in-law could have been Tom Brady' - Ivanka Trump's romantic history revealed

Senior White House Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrive for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Senior White House Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrive for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Jared Kushner (C-L) and Ivanka Trump (R) walk with their children Theodore (L) and Joseph (C-R) across the South Lawn as they return from a weekend stay in Bedminster, New Jersey at the White House
Ivanka Trump, with her husband Jared Kushner and two of their children
Jared Kushner (C-L) and Ivanka Trump (R) walk with their children Theodore (L) and Joseph (C-R) across the South Lawn as they return from a weekend stay in Bedminster, New Jersey at the White House
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, Ivanka Trump, right, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, and their son Joseph Kushner, center, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, Friday, June 29, 2018, for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Jared Kushner (C-L) and Ivanka Trump (R) walk with their children Theodore (L) and Joseph (C-R) across the South Lawn as they return from a weekend stay in Bedminster, New Jersey at the White House
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

President Donald Trump has reportedly taken to joking about daughter Ivanka's choice of husband, saying she could have married NFL star Tom Brady.

In a new profile piece of Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner by the New York Times, which details their changing relationship in how Trump wishes they would move back to New York, one tidbit has become one of the biggest talking points- his choice of son-in-law.

During the campaign and first days in the White House, it's reported that president Trump's preferred phrase was "talk to Jared" about a wide range of issues. Now, he says, "Jared hasn’t been so good for me."

He's also reported as having joked that he "could have had Tom Brady...instead, I got Jared Kushner."

Jared Kushner (C-L) and Ivanka Trump (R) walk with their children Theodore (L) and Joseph (C-R) across the South Lawn as they return from a weekend stay in Bedminster, New Jersey at the White House
Jared Kushner (C-L) and Ivanka Trump (R) walk with their children Theodore (L) and Joseph (C-R) across the South Lawn as they return from a weekend stay in Bedminster, New Jersey at the White House

Brady, a father of three, has been married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen for nine years, but in 2004, Trump spoke of his desire to set the Patriots hero up with his then 22-year-old daughter with Howard Stern.

“Tom Brady, the quarterback, is somebody that really likes Ivanka and he’s a great guy and I got to know him at the Miss Universe contest,” he said.

"I think he’s great. He’s 25 years old. He’s Mr. All-American."

These days, President Trump is said to have retreated back into the arms of his reliable family after a seemingly never-ending stream of staff continue to depart his administration.

"As Mr. Trump, cut off from dissenting voices and convinced of his own popularity, has become more emboldened, so have his daughter and son-in-law," the piece reads.

Meanwhile, actor Topher Grace also confirmed he briefly dated Ivanka to the Daily Beast, saying: "Uh… I did. Certainly it wasn't a political statement. This was a decade ago.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

"I met her here in New York and we went on a couple of dates. I wouldn't say that we 'dated,' but… I didn't do it for political reasons."

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