It’s official — Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States come January 20, 2017, and whether you like it or not, there’s some things you need to know about the president-elect.
Since his policies are still up in the air, we’ll start with his family. We already know that his wife Melania Trump speaks five languages and wants her husband to cool it on Twitter. We also know that his daughter Ivanka Trump was his secret weapon throughout his campaign, but what about the rest of the family? What about his other daughter Tiffany, who stayed out of the spotlight until her father officially became the GOP frontrunner?
Well, for those inquiring souls, we’ve got your back. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Tiffany Trump but should.
1. She grew up pretty distant from her father.
It’s no surprise that Tiffany Trump keeps a low profile, but there may be more to it than you think. According to reports, the 23-year-old was raised in California by her mother, Marla Maples. In an interview with the New York Times, Maples revealed that Tiffany would “like to get to know her father better and spend time with him like his other children did: by going to his office and watching him work. Only now, he’s not in the office anymore. He’s on the campaign trail.” And now he’ll be heading to the White House. At least Sunday night dinners will be nice, right?
2. She went to the same university as her dad.
Contrary to Tiffany’s “party girl” reputation, the girls got brains — just as much as her older half-sister Ivanka Trump. Tiffany followed in her father’s footsteps (and Ivanka’s), and attended the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated earlier this year with a degree in sociology with a concentration in law and urban studies.
3. She was named after the ultra famous jewelry store, Tiffany & Co.
Yup, you know the one — Audrey Hepburn’s favorite place in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Donald Trump’s 58-story skyscraper Trump Tower was built adjacent to Tiffany’s in 1982, roughly 11 years before his youngest daughter was even born. Must have been in the stars, am I right?
4. Donald Trump had an affair with her mom.
Donald Trump likes the ladies, as if his three wives weren’t already proof of that. In a 1994 interview, Donald revealed that he had an affair with his second wife while still married to his first, Ivanka Trump’s mother Ivana. He also said that he would have carried on with the affair if he hadn’t been caught by his then-wife. “Life was like a bowl of cherries,” he explained, because he had “a beautiful girlfriend, a beautiful wife, a beautiful everything.” Sorry that didn’t last, Donald!
5. She has a pretty hot boyfriend.
It’s true. His name is Ross Mechanic and he’s a senior at University of Pennsylvania (cougar!). He’s also the son of Jonathan Mechanic, a real estate attorney.
6. She was left out of key moments during her dad’s presidential campaign.
Like we said earlier, Tiffany keeps a low profile, and she went largely unmentioned for the majority of the race. In a biographical documentary of Donald Trump shown at the Republican convention, she was nowhere to be found, and she was kept out of most media articles. In the documentary Meet The Trumps, she was briefly mentioned in a single line: “There is also Tiffany Trump, who keeps a low profile.” However, towards the end of the race, Tiffany made her way through the crowd and celebrated when her father won the presidential title.
7. She’s totally down to fly coach.
Did we mention she’s also cool with the middle seat? “Unless she’s with her dad, she’s happy to fly coach,” Lara Maggs, a close friend from UPenn said. “When we flew together from Philly, we were in the middle seats at the back of the plane.”
8. She interned at Vogue.
In short: she lived the more glamorous version of The Devil Wears Prada. As we all know, Ivanka runs a fashion business, and she reportedly scored her younger sister an internship at the fashion mag. She also interned in the communications department of eyewear company, Warby Parker.
9. Her friends call her ‘Tiff.”
She’s got a nickname, just like you!
10. She’s super close with her mom.
You know how you call your mom every day for no reason other than the fact that you still don’t totally understand adulting? Well Tiffany Trump hears that. She’s so close with her mom that they still do mother-daughter getaways along with good-will tours overseas. Gotta love a girl who loves her mom <3.