Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are keeping a low profile as they buy up property in Miami's 'Billionaire Bunker.' Here's a timeline of their relationship.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are keeping a low profile as they buy up property in Miami's 'Billionaire Bunker.' Here's a timeline of their relationship.
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Patrick Semansky/AP
  • Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump met in 2007, married in 2009, and have three children.

  • They both served as White House advisors in the Trump administration.

  • The couple is keeping a low profile while building up their real estate profile in Florida.

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2007: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner met at a networking lunch arranged by one of her longtime business partners.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in 2007. PAUL LAURIE/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Trump and Kushner were both 25 at the time.

"They very innocently set us up thinking that our only interest in one another would be transactional," Ivanka told Vogue in 2015. "Whenever we see them we're like, 'The best deal we ever made!'"

2008: Ivanka and Kushner broke up because of religious differences.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2008.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2008. NEIL RASMUS/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Kushner was raised in the modern Orthodox Jewish tradition, and it was important to his family for him to marry someone Jewish. Ivanka's family is Presbyterian.

2008: Three months later, the couple rekindled their romance when Wendy Deng Murdoch invited them both for a weekend on her yacht.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in 2008
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in 2008. DAVID X PRUTTING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

According to the 2019 book "Kushner, Inc.," Rupert Murdoch's then-wife invited them both without telling the other.

May 2009: They attended the Met Gala together for the first time.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the Met Gala in 2009
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the Met Gala in 2009. BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The theme of the gala was "The Model As Muse." Ivanka wore a gown by designer Brian Reyes.

July 2009: Ivanka completed her conversion to Judaism, and she and Kushner got engaged.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2009
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2009. BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Kushner proposed with a 5.22-carat cushion-cut diamond engagement ring.

July 2009: Ivanka told New York Magazine that she and her fiancé were "very mellow."

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in 2009. Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images

"We go to the park. We go biking together. We go to the 2nd Avenue Deli," she told New York Magazine. "We both live in this fancy world. But on a personal level, I don't think I could be with somebody — I know he couldn't be with somebody — who needed to be 'on' all the time."

October 2009: Ivanka and Kushner married at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on their wedding day in 2009. Getty

The couple invited 500 guests, including celebrities like Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin, and Anna Wintour, as well as politicians such as Rudy Giuliani and Andrew Cuomo.

July 2011: The couple welcomed their first child, Arabella.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner with daughter Arabella Kushner in 2014
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner with Arabella Kushner. Robin Marchant/Getty Images

"This morning @jaredkushner and I welcomed a beautiful and healthy little baby girl into the world," Ivanka announced on Twitter. "We feel incredibly grateful and blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!"

October 2013: Ivanka gave birth to their second child, Joseph.

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Ivanka Trump with Arabella Rose Kushner and Joseph Frederick Kushner in 2017. Alo Ceballos/GC Images

He was named for Kushner's paternal grandfather Joseph and Ivanka's paternal grandfather Frederick.

March 2016: Kushner and Ivanka welcomed their third child, Theodore, in the midst of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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Ivanka Trump carries her son Theodore as she holds hands with Joseph, alongside Jared Kushner and daughter Arabella. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

"I said, 'Ivanka, it would be great if you had your baby in Iowa.' I really want that to happen. I really want that to happen," Trump told supporters in Iowa in January 2016.

May 2016: They attended the Met Gala two months after Ivanka gave birth.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Met Gala in 2016. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Ivanka wore a red Ralph Lauren Collection halter jumpsuit.

On a 2017 episode of "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Anna Wintour said that she would never invite Donald Trump to another Met Gala.

January 2017: Ivanka and Kushner attended President Trump's inauguration and danced together at the Liberty Ball.

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Ivanka Trump dances with husband Jared Kushner in 2017. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Liberty Ball was the first of three inaugural balls that Trump attended.

January 2017: After the inauguration, Ivanka and Kushner relocated to a $5.5 million home in the Kalorama section of Washington, DC.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's house in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images

Ivanka and Kushner rented the 7,000-square-foot home from billionaire Andrónico Luksic for $15,000 a month, the Wall Street Journal reported.

May 2017: They accompanied President Trump on his first overseas trip in office.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump meet Pope Francis in 2017. Vatican Pool - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Kushner and Ivanka both served as advisors to the president. For the first overseas trip of Donald Trump's presidency, they accompanied him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican, and summits in Brussels and Sicily.

October 2018: Ivanka wished Kushner a happy anniversary on Instagram, calling him "my light, my love, my life."

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at a state dinner in 2018. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

They celebrated their ninth anniversary in 2018.

October 2019: The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a lavish party at Camp David.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2019
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

All of the Trump and Kushner siblings were in attendance. A White House official told CNN that the couple was covering the cost of the party, but President Trump tweeted that the cost would be "totally paid for by me!"

January 2021: Kushner and Ivanka skipped President Joe Biden's inauguration, flying with Trump to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, instead.

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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and their children prepare for President Donald Trump's departure on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump did not attend Biden's inauguration, breaking a long-standing norm in US democracy. While initial reports said that Ivanka was planning to attend the inauguration, a White House official told People magazine that "Ivanka is not expected to attend the inauguration nor was she ever expected to."

December 2020: Ivanka and Kushner reportedly bought a $32 million empty lot in Indian Creek Village, Florida, known as Miami's "Billionaire Bunker."

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's plot of land in Indian Creek Village. The Jills Zeder Group; Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Page Six reported that the couple purchased a 1.8-acre waterfront lot owned by singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias' father.

The island where it sits boasts the nickname "Billionaire Bunker" thanks to its multitude of ultra-wealthy residents over the years, including billionaire investor Carl Icahn, supermodel Adriana Lima, and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula.

January 2021: The couple signed a lease for a luxury Miami Beach condo near their Indian Creek Village property.

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Ivanka and Kushner signed a lease for a "large, unfurnished unit" in the amenities-packed Arte Surfside condominium building in Surfside, Florida, for at least a year, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal.

Surfside, a beachside town just north of Miami Beach that's home to fewer than 6,000 people, is only a five-minute drive from Indian Creek Island, where they bought their $32 million empty lot.

April 2021: Ivanka and Kushner reportedly added a $24 million mansion in Indian Creek Village to their Florida real estate profile.

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Ivanka Trump on a walk with Jared Kushner in Florida in June 2021. MEGA/GC Images

The Real Deal reported that Ivanka and Kushner purchased another Indian Creek property — this time, a 8,510-square-foot mansion situated on a 1.3-acre estate.

June 2021: CNN and the New York Times reported that the couple is beginning to distance themselves from Trump due to his fixation on conspiracies about the 2020 election.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sit behind Donald Trump. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

CNN reported that Trump is prone to complain about the 2020 election and falsely claim it was "stolen" from him to anyone listening and that his "frustrations emerge in fits and starts — more likely when he is discussing his hopeful return to national politics."

While Ivanka and Kushner have been living in their Miami Beach condo, not far from Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, they've been visiting Trump less and less frequently and have been conspicuously absent from big events at Mar-a-Lago, CNN said.

The New York Times also reported that Kushner "wants to focus on writing his book and establishing a simpler relationship" with the former president.

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