Before Jared Kushner: A Look Back at Ivanka Trump’s Love Life

Ivanka Trump has been married to Jared Kushner since 2009, but it feels like they’ve been together forever. However, the first daughter actually dated quite a few men before settling down with her husband.

Here are the famous and wealthy men of Trump’s past, including the 85-year-old who claims he dated her (page 6) and which men passed the test to meet her father (page 7).

1. She has a type

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, is seen on stage of the W20 conference on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Ivanka goes for smart and successful men. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Trump has dated a number of men over the years, but according to the Daily Star, she has a type. She reportedly claimed to be attracted to “strong guys.”

Apparently, she even has a celebrity crush: Christian Bale (who definitely fits her ideal description).

Next: He was one of her first boyfriends.

2. She dated Greg Hersch in college

Ivanka Trump laughing in front of an American flag.
She was linked to this well-known stockbroker. | Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images

Stockbroker Greg Hersch was one of the first men Trump was linked to. According to the Daily Star, they dated for four years, and even did cute “couple things” like being spotted walking her dog around New York City in 2001.

Next: She dated this now-disgraced athlete.

3. She briefly dated Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong sitting and speaking as she gestures with a finger.
Lance Armstrong | Jamie Squire/Getty Images

When Trump was just 24, she apparently dated a 35-year-old Lance Armstrong. She went on “several dates” with the now-disgraced cyclist, but that’s where their romance ended.

Trump told People in 2006, “I have tremendous respect for Lance and all he has accomplished. That said, we are just friends.”

Next: We don’t exactly picture them together.

4. She was linked to Topher Grace

Topher Grace at the Cannes Film Festival.
Topher Grace | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Back in 2006, Trump and That ’70s Show star Topher Grace were apparently a thing. At the time, they celebrated Trump’s 25th birthday together in Las Vegas.

Trump and Grace “danced and cuddled on the VIP bed and even shared a quick kiss during the party,” according to People.

Next: We’re sure she’s happy not to be associated with him anymore.

5. She dated James ‘Bingo’ Gubelmann for a few years

Ivanka Trump smiling and waving on stage.
Ivanka also dated a film producer. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Before dating Armstrong and Grace, Trump dated film producer James “Bingo” Gubelmann. They were together for three and a half years, but in 2005, Trump announced their split.

She told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that they remained “good friends” after their breakup.

We’re sure she doesn’t associate with Gubelmann anymore, however, as he was caught in a cocaine bust in May 2016.

Next: This 85-year-old claims to have dated her.

6. Quincy Jones claims he dated her

Quincy Jones gesturing and posing on a red carpet.
Quincy Jones | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

 In a February 2018 interview with Vulture, a now 85-year-old Quincy Jones claimed he dated Trump 12 years ago. “I used to date Ivanka, you know,” he said.

“12 years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada, said, ‘Ivanka wants to have dinner with you.’ I said, ‘No problem. She’s a fine motherf*****.’ She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”

Next: Here’s who she brought home to meet her father.

7. Kushner is the only man she brought home to dad

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump make their way across the South Lawn.
Jared Kushner made the cut. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Trump admitted that back in the day, she was too scared to introduce any boyfriends to her father. She claimed she “was too smart to bring home a date or boyfriend.”

She told CNN, “I was not going to subject boyfriends to the scrutiny of my father, or mother for that matter, unless I was 100% sure.”

“I think I brought home my husband, that’s it,” she added.

Next: They had some problems before marriage.

8. She and Kushner broke up once before getting married

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walking together
They eventually made their way back together. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump and Kushner dated for a few years, but in 2008, they decided to go their separate ways. According to The New Yorker, the only reason for their split was their differing religious beliefs. Considering Kushner was expected to marry a Jewish woman, as he was raised Modern Orthodox, a Presbyterian Trump didn’t exactly fit the bill.

However, the two just couldn’t stay apart. Trump converted to Judaism for Kushner, and they wed in a Jewish ceremony on Oct. 5, 2009.

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