Boo! It was Ivanka Trump’s birthday on Monday. The former adviser, current daughter of the former president, current defendant Donald Trump has turned 42. Per the Daily Mail, she celebrated the milestone with a meal at her home on Indian Creek Island, known as “billionaires bunker” to the tabloid and others. The eldest Trump daughter didn’t share who was intended to appear at the long table with many place settings shown in her photo (besides some shots of her immediate family), but she did share the many people who wished her happy birthday.
Kim Kardashian was among these with not one but two posts to Ivanka’s Instagram Stories. One post was a photo of the two women with a daughter each. The other was just the two of them together. The last time they were together was at Kardashian’s birthday party, the weekend before last, attended by Ivanka, Jeff Bezos’s fiancée Lauren Sánchez, and more.
Kardashian has stood by Ivanka’s side (and even appeared to double down on their friendship during Ivanka’s White House years), but this appears to be the very public phase of reentry into polite society—and it’s not without its road bumps. Last year, New York attorney general Letitia James sued Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, the company’s executives, and three of Trump’s eldest children, including Ivanka and sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr. James alleged that the defendants had exaggerated Trump’s wealth in a conspiracy to get better loan terms and deals. In June, an appeals court dismissed the claims against Ivanka. James has called on Ivanka, who is not an exec, to testify. The court had originally set her testimony for Friday, but it’s been shunted to November 8 after Judge Arthur Engoron reasoned that Fridays are generally half-day sessions, and questioning is expected to be a full-day affair.
With this, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that Ivanka failed to get her subpoena dismissed and still has to take the stand. In James’s words, Ivanka “remains financially and professionally intertwined with the Trump Organization and other Defendants and can be called as a person still under their control.”
The good news is, because the court pushed her testimony back, she has more time to come down from the party! But of course, Ivanka could always walk and chew gum at the same time. She can enjoy her own birthday party, publicly reenter Los Angeles society alongside the town’s entrepreneurial titans Kardashian and Sánchez, and also prep to be questioned on the matter of the family business’s alleged financial conspiracy. Women can have it all.