Kim Kardashian and Ivanka Trump’s friendship goes manner again — years earlier than the duo’s latest grasp at Kardashian’s star-studded birthday bash.
“Kim and Ivanka have been pals for years and have frolicked on plenty of events,” a supply completely tells Us Weekly. “They initially bonded almost a decade in the past on the Met Gala over motherhood and being new mothers. However they continued to attach quite a few occasions through the years.”
Over the weekend, Kardashian, 43, shared a sequence of photographs from her birthday celebration in Los Angeles on Friday, October 20, at Funke restaurant in Beverly Hills. In her snaps, Kim posed with a number of of her star-studded friends along with Trump, 41, and included relations Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner alongside pals Hailey Bieber, Kimora Lee Simmons, Sara Foster, Khadijah Haqq, Malika Haqq and others.
“So blessed to have hit the jackpot of pals!” Kim penned through Instagram on Sunday, October 22 whereas acknowledging sister Kourtney Kardashian who was not in attendance as a consequence of being pregnant issues. “I couldn’t have ever dreamed I might be so fortunate to name these ladies my pals ✨ thanks for all of the birthday love ❤️ and Kourt I’m leaping in mattress with you subsequent week for our mattress relaxation picnic 🎂.”
Trump, for her half, reshared the photographs that Kim initially posted. “Liked celebrating you! HBD Kim ❤️✨,” she captioned the group shot of her, Kim, lawyer Lydia Kives and journalist Lauren Sánchez — who’s engaged to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
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“Having fun with some FaceTime 👯♀️👯♀️ in your big day @kimkardashian,” Trump wrote through her Instagram Story alongside a photograph of the ladies laughing as the previous advisor held up a cutout of Kim’s face.
Whereas Kim and Trump initially bonded over motherhood, the insider additionally notes that the pair have a “mutual ardour” for felony justice reform. The ladies additionally labored collectively to deal with the matter on the White Home whereas Ivanka’s father, then-President Donald Trump, held workplace.
“It’s one thing they’ve each devoted numerous their time in the direction of and has helped strengthen their friendship even additional,” the insider shares.
In 2018, Kim visited the White Home to reportedly work with Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, to advocate for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson. Johnson, now 68, was serving a life sentence for nonviolent drug-related offenses. After working with the Trump administration, Johnson was granted clemency in 2018 and finally pardoned in 2020.
With reporting by Sarah Jones