It’s official: Ivanka Trump is off the market! The 27-year-old real estate heiress announced her engagement to New York Observer owner Jared Kushner, 28, on Twitter Thursday.
“I got engaged last night ... truly the happiest day of my life!!!” Trump tweeted. A rep for Kushner confirmed to Gawker that the Twitter post was real.
The couple, who are both the offspring of wealthy real estate families, have been dating for two years, but split briefly early last year, reportedly because of Ivanka not being Jewish. But it seems the heiress is appeasing the Orthodox Kushners, and since the July 2008 reconciliation, has been reportedly studying to convert to Judaism under Rabbi Haskel Lookstein at Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the upper East Side.
While rumors circulated that Donald Trump was not happy about his daughter’s choice due to Jared’s dad Charles Kushner’s 2005 stint in jail for violations of tax and campaign-finance laws, Trump tells Us Magazine, "I'm very happy about it. They make a magnificent couple."
And it seems Ivanka thinks they’re perfect together as well.
"Jared and I are very similar in that we're very ambitious. That's what makes it so amazing to be in a relationship with someone who is supportive of that," Trump told New York Magazine. "I'm happy for him when he is in the office working late. I know how good that feels when you sit down and return e-mails."
Hopefully they will take some time to turn off their BlackBerries and plan what will surely be an out-of-this-world wedding!