Who invited Ivanka?

Kim Kardashian welcomed the shunned socialite to her birthday party, then posted the photos for her 364 million followers.

Over the weekend, something happened to Ivanka Trump that hadn't happened since before her father was elected president: Celebrities were willing to be seen with her.

On Friday evening, Mrs. Trump, a White House adviser to former President Donald J. Trump, attended Kim Kardashian's 43rd birthday party at Funke restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, where she was photographed posing with Ms. Kardashian and Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos' fiancée, in a photo that Ms. Kardashian and Ms. Trump both shared on social media.

Also in the picture: Lydia Kives, the wife of former Hollywood agent Michael Kives; ​​and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, married to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Other attendees included models Hailey Bieber, Kimora Lee Simmons and various members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

"So happy to have hit the friends jackpot!" Ms Kardashian wrote under a carousel of photos she shared on Instagram to her 364 million followers - including the photo with Ms Trump, in what was the largest public show of support for Ms Trump from 'a top celebrity for years.

Over the course of two presidential campaigns and four years working in the Trump White House, which ended with a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Mrs. Trump's reputation as a New Yorker the socialite who was welcome at events like this was destroyed. In a tweet that she later deleted, Ms. Trump described the January 6, 2021, rioters as “American patriots,” calling on them to end the violence at the Capitol that day.

In texts released by the January 6 Committee, Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, wrote to another aide about the difficult situation of Mrs. Trump. Using an expletive, Ms. Hicks questioned whether Ms. Trump knew how personally hurt she and her family had been by the day's events.

But the high-profile birthday party in deep blue California two years later is a reminder that the rich and powerful are never completely exiled, never beyond repair - and that for those who are politically vilified and whose reputations are ruined, there is always a way back given enough time, money and influence.

Mrs. Kardashian did not respond to a request for comment. Ms. Trump and Ms. Sanchez declined to comment.

Tina Brown, the journalist and author, planned this return years ago. “There’s a myth that Jared and Ivanka will be socially ostracized,” she told Town & Country Magazine ahead of President Biden’s inauguration. “The rich are never rejected, until they go to jail or lose their money.”

It's been a long, cold season for Mrs. Trump , who since leaving the White House has found herself in a no-man's land between her father's MAGA world and the circle of Manhattan socialites with whom she associated.

Seeking to distance herself from Mr. Trump, she released a statement in November 2022, explaining that she would not be part of his 2024 campaign.

< p class="css-at9mc1 evys1bk0">Mrs. Trump never returned to New York after her father left the White House. Instead, she started a new life with her family in Florida, where she lives in a gated community in Indian Creek Village, near Miami, known as the "billionaire's bunker."

In Miami, Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are regulars at Carbone – a branch of the New York restaurant – where they are friends with one of the owners, Jeff Zalaznick, and treated like kings. She was spotted at Art Basel in Miami and was seen chatting with Prince William at the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan in Amman. Above all, Mrs. Trump is now generally minding her own business and those close to her think it is time she is allowed to move on with her new life.

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Who invited Ivanka?

Kim Kardashian welcomed the shunned socialite to her birthday party, then posted the photos for her 364 million followers.

Over the weekend, something happened to Ivanka Trump that hadn't happened since before her father was elected president: Celebrities were willing to be seen with her.

On Friday evening, Mrs. Trump, a White House adviser to former President Donald J. Trump, attended Kim Kardashian's 43rd birthday party at Funke restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, where she was photographed posing with Ms. Kardashian and Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos' fiancée, in a photo that Ms. Kardashian and Ms. Trump both shared on social media.

Also in the picture: Lydia Kives, the wife of former Hollywood agent Michael Kives; ​​and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, married to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Other attendees included models Hailey Bieber, Kimora Lee Simmons and various members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

"So happy to have hit the friends jackpot!" Ms Kardashian wrote under a carousel of photos she shared on Instagram to her 364 million followers - including the photo with Ms Trump, in what was the largest public show of support for Ms Trump from 'a top celebrity for years.

Over the course of two presidential campaigns and four years working in the Trump White House, which ended with a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Mrs. Trump's reputation as a New Yorker the socialite who was welcome at events like this was destroyed. In a tweet that she later deleted, Ms. Trump described the January 6, 2021, rioters as “American patriots,” calling on them to end the violence at the Capitol that day.

In texts released by the January 6 Committee, Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, wrote to another aide about the difficult situation of Mrs. Trump. Using an expletive, Ms. Hicks questioned whether Ms. Trump knew how personally hurt she and her family had been by the day's events.

But the high-profile birthday party in deep blue California two years later is a reminder that the rich and powerful are never completely exiled, never beyond repair - and that for those who are politically vilified and whose reputations are ruined, there is always a way back given enough time, money and influence.

Mrs. Kardashian did not respond to a request for comment. Ms. Trump and Ms. Sanchez declined to comment.

Tina Brown, the journalist and author, planned this return years ago. “There’s a myth that Jared and Ivanka will be socially ostracized,” she told Town & Country Magazine ahead of President Biden’s inauguration. “The rich are never rejected, until they go to jail or lose their money.”

It's been a long, cold season for Mrs. Trump , who since leaving the White House has found herself in a no-man's land between her father's MAGA world and the circle of Manhattan socialites with whom she associated.

Seeking to distance herself from Mr. Trump, she released a statement in November 2022, explaining that she would not be part of his 2024 campaign.

< p class="css-at9mc1 evys1bk0">Mrs. Trump never returned to New York after her father left the White House. Instead, she started a new life with her family in Florida, where she lives in a gated community in Indian Creek Village, near Miami, known as the "billionaire's bunker."

In Miami, Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are regulars at Carbone – a branch of the New York restaurant – where they are friends with one of the owners, Jeff Zalaznick, and treated like kings. She was spotted at Art Basel in Miami and was seen chatting with Prince William at the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan in Amman. Above all, Mrs. Trump is now generally minding her own business and those close to her think it is time she is allowed to move on with her new life.

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