A Look Inside Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner's Quiet New Life

For four years, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made national news on a regular basis as senior White House advisers to Ivanka's father, former President Donald Trump. 

Although neither one of them had any experience in government, Trump put his son-in-law in charge of various tasks that would have very real global consequences, including securing peace in the Middle East and controlling the coronavirus pandemic, according to NBC, two things he did not manage to do. 


While Ivanka's tasks were much vaguer, the House of Representatives Select Committee on January 6 has invited her for an interview, as they learned she was close enough to her father the day of the Capitol riot to ask him to call off his supporters.

Ivanka has also been subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Letitia James to testify as she leads a civil investigation into Trump business practices. 

However, aside from legal issues with both the state and federal governments, Jared and Ivanka have attempted to live relatively quiet lives away from the public eye since Trump left office on Jan. 20, 2021.

Jared and Ivanka chose not to return to New York

At one time, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were the darlings of the New York City social scene (and even the Democrats). And Ivanka, who had her own line of clothing, was a fashion scene darling.

Both realized that things were going to have to change after Donald Trump's one term in the White House that resulted in two impeachments and a violent insurrection in his name.


Even before the Trump presidency officially came to an end, New Yorkers who knew the pair were open about the fact that they weren't sure they'd be welcome there anymore.

"Sometimes I think about what I would say to Ivanka if I ran into her now, and I think I would ask her if she is ashamed," Dirk Wittenborn, who produced the documentary "Born Rich," which featured Ivanka, told The New York Times. "All of this is going to be a real litmus test for New York. When do we say, enough is enough? You are not welcome."

They made the move to the Sunshine State

Like Donald Trump, who is now a permanent resident of Florida, making his home in Palm Beach County at his Mar-a-Lago golf resort, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have also made the Sunshine State their new home.


And, while they have tried to venture out into the Florida social scene, they have remained relatively quiet, which is even reflected by the infrequent posts on their social media accounts.

Instead, they seem to want to enjoy the sun and sand of Surfside, Florida, where they live in an oceanfront condo and have access to a quiet beach. They try to stay anonymous as they go about their daily life, but even a walk on the beach in June 2021 didn't go well for Ivanka.

One resident spotted a tall blonde woman walking on the beach with her dog and a little girl and quickly told her (via The Washingtonian), "You can't go out there with the dog!"

When the woman turned around, the Surfside resident was surprised to see she was standing in front of Ivanka and her daughter, Arabella. Ivanka told her new neighbor that she didn't realize dogs were prohibited, but, once a sign was pointed out to her, she quietly walked away.


Jared and Ivanka had another incident with the same neighbor

A few months after that June encounter, The Washingtonian reports that the same woman ran into Ivanka Trump again, this time with Jared Kushner and their 8-year-old son, Theodore. 

When the boy was about to head into the water, the woman warned his parents about jellyfish, and Ivanka told her that she wasn't going to swim. But Theo did go into the water alone, which didn't sit well with their neighbor.


"I'm thinking, 'Why is this boy in the water alone on a boogie board with this moderate rip current?'" the woman told The Washingtonian. "I'm a mother, and I would never let my child alone in the water like that."

Sure enough, Theo started drifting farther out into the water, and Jared had to run in after him, leaving their Surfside neighbor to assess the former president's daughter.

"She seems to be about ... 'I live in this little cocoon where the rules don't apply to me' ... in her own little world."