JARED Kushner and Ivanka Trump are plotting a move back to NYC but these socialite plans may be scuppered by their work at the White House.
The Kushners, who have been living in Washington DC, may head back to their $4.1million Manhattan apartment at Donald Trump's Park Avenue building once he concedes to Joe Biden.
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Though Ivanka, 39, and Jared, 39, reportedly gave money to the temple Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and to the Ramaz School, a competitive Jewish private school, a return to NYC may not be easy, friends say.
Ivanka's best pal Georgina Bloomberg, 37, told the Daily Mail that coming back to the Big Apple after working in her father's administration may be socially "difficult."
The couple lost friends during the Trump administration, like actress Natalie Portman who was their wedding guest in 2009, while the Kushners attended her nuptials three years later.
Portman has rapidly become a vocal critic of Ivanka's dad, who she claimed was "taking us backwards on civil rights."
Another wedding guest, Phantom of the Opera star Emmy Rossum, has also since turned on them in the wake of Trump's "locker room" talk in 2016.
At the time, she tweeted: "You can't make me vote for you you misogynistic entitled pig."
Ivanka also fell out with former Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo, who she once co-chaired the American Museum of Natural History's winter dance with.
"In the end, it will be @realDonaldTrump and @IvankaTrump alone in the bunker," Domingo said, in one of her many anti-Trump tweets.
Art dealers Tico and Colby Mugrabi are still close to the couple and went to their wedding anniversary at Camp David in 2019, however.
But reports indicate that Trump divisive legacy will hinder a smooth transition back to New York society.
Before dipping her toe in politics, Ivanka was a prominent buyer in the art world – the Kushners reportedly owned pieces by the likes of Dan Colen, Christopher Wool, John Baldessari, Nate Lowman and Alex Israel.
According to ArtNet, Trump's daughter plans to utilize the art connections she maintained during her stint in the White House, like the Mugrabis.
Meanwhile, close ally Bloomberg, the daughter of former NYC Mayor Michael, told the Daily Beast her friend Ivanka "is a wonderful smart person [who gets] a lot of criticism she doesn't deserve."
But a source told the Mail that the Kushners were never really that social to begin with and Ivanka has rarely been on the gala "scene" since getting married and becoming a mom.
Although Ivanka and her stepmother Melania Trump have appeared to back Trump decrying the "illegal" votes on Twitter, she hasn't been nearly as outspoken as older brother Donald Trump Jr.
Don Jr recently called on Trump loyalists to engage in a "total war" on the election results in an incendiary tweet, while his dad continues to insist the process was rigged and fraudulent with no evidence.
Trump, Ivanka, and Jared have been holed up since news of Biden's victory emerged on November 7, bar attending a Veteran's Day Memorial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery this week.
But reports predict a return to their Park Avenue apartment, which is near Ivanka's favorite hair salon, while Kushner's parents live in New Jersey but also have an apartment overlooking Central Park
Arabella, 9, Joseph, 7, and Theodore, 4, are reportedly close to their grandparents and their family is close-knit and steeped in the Modern Orthodox tradition Ivanka converted to.
Arabella, 9, Joseph, 7, and Theodore, 4, are currently enrolled in a Maryland school after being abruptly withdrawn from the private Jewish one in DC.
They will probably return to the co-ed Ramaz School on the Upper East Side near the family's temple.
Their parents abruptly withdrew the kids from Milton Gottesman, a $28,400-a-year Jewish day school in DC, three weeks after a White House coronavirus outbreak and two weeks before Election Day.
Parents told the Jewish Telegraph Agency the Kushners flouted the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School's Covid-19 rules before sending their kids to the $25K Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy on October 19.
There was concern the Kushners came into contact with infected officials after a "superspreader" Rose Garden event they didn't attend and that Ivanka was reportedly spotted at the first debate without a mask.
Jared's top aide Avi Berkowitz denied the claims of rule-breaking on Thursday, telling the publication "the Kushners protect the privacy of their children and won’t engage in idle gossip."
Rabbi Emeritus Haskel Lookstein said he was "deeply troubled" by the president's response to the 2017 Charlottesville riots but insisted that he "loves" Jared and Ivanka.
The Kushner family's company recently came under fire for telling tenants awaiting Covid relief payments that they would be evicted.
Although Jared stepped down from the board of Cabre in 2017, the real estate company he co-founded, he still has a 25 percent stake in the organization, which is a significant sum, per reports.
Jared may be glad to leave the limelight behind but Ivanka has been likened more to TV-loving, Twitter-mad Trump, and is said to consider it part of the business.
There has been talk of Trump, Don Jr, or Ivanka – who was one of the top GOP picks earlier this year – making a 2024 run, so Jared could be back in the spotlight when Biden's term is up.
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