Some may be upset to hear it, but a certain real estate heiress is off the market.
According to the New York Daily News (and her Twitter account), Ivanka Trump is now engaged to real estate heir Jared Kushner. Ivanka, now engaged three times, tweeted on Thursday, "I got engaged last night ... truly the happiest day of my life!!!" Jared's rep later confirmed the posting. Is Twating (Twitter Dating) The Next Big Thing?
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Jared and Ivanka have been dating for two years, but split briefly in 2008 over Ivanka's conversion to Judaism. (The Kushners are Jewish while Ivanka is not.) However, it appears like Ivanka is taking the plunge into the Jewish life as she's been seen studying at a New York City synagogue. Lost Until I Found Jew: Online Dating at JDate
While there are been rumors that dad Donald has been less-than-impressed by his daughter's choice of mates, according to the Us Weekly, he's thrilled at the news. "I'm very happy about it," The Donald said. "They make a magnificent couple."
No details on the ring except that a source close to the couple reports it's "stunning." Meanwhile, Ivanka said told New York magazine:
The good news is, there's not a tremendous amount of compromise, because we're in the same industry. There are a lot of work-oriented dinners that he may have—and while a normal girlfriend in an unrelated field would find it incredibly boring—it's fascinating to me.
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A little more about Jared Kushner:
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Jared Kushner was born on Jun. 10, 1981, making him 28 years old. He graduated from Harvard in 2003. In 2007 he graduated from New York University with a joint MBA/JD degree. Kushner build his wealth working in the real estate offices of his father, Charles Kushner, who has done time for tax violations. The younger Kushner is currently the owner of The New York Observer, which he purchased in the summer of 2006.
Mazel tov, you two.