Who is Tiffany Trump's boyfriend?
Tiffany Trump is the only child of President Donald Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples. Trump, 23, stayed out of the limelight while growing up in California with Maples. Referred to as "The Other Trump" by the New York Times, she kept a rather low profile until her father's presidential campaign, when she gave a speech at the Republican National Convention. Before then, Trump was associated with the Snap Pack, a group of young, super wealthy, Instagrammable New Yorkers with famous parents. Now a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Trump's attracting more attention, which means everyone wants to know who she's dating. The answer is 21 year old Ross Mechanic, and here's what you should know about him.
He's currently a student at Penn
Mechanic is scheduled to graduate from Trump's alma mater in 2017. As a a computer science major, he's worked on a number of apps, including SpeakEasy, which gives bar and restaurant go-ers a glimpse the establishment they're about to go to; and the Penn Spiral Surgery App, which allows patients to communicate directly with medical professional about their recovery. He's currently putting his knowledge to use at work as a partner in a company assisting undergraduates in beginning their own start-up companies.The Daily Show exposed Ivanka Trump for what she really is
He and his family are registered Democrats
Mechanic, his parents, and his brother are registered as Democrats, which has probably makes for some awkward family dinners during the roughly one year that Trump and Mechanic have been dating. (They were first spotted together on Instagram in October 2015). In spite of the fact that he leans left, Mechanic attended Trump's inauguration, as well as the Second Presidential Debate and the 2016 Republican National Convention, where Tiffany addressed the crowd.
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Mechanic's father, Jonathan, an attorney with international law firm Fried Frank in New York, met the future President 10 years before their children started dating, when he toured a space inside Trump Tower for Gucci, whom he was representing. Mechanic must have impressed Trump on that first encounter, because Trump gave him a signed copy of his book, The Art of the Deal, and inscribed it to "the greatest real estate lawyer in the world."
He's super smart
Mechanic is no academic slouch. According to his LinkedIn page, he scored a 2270 on his SATs, and perfect and near perfect scores on SAT II exams in Math and Chemistry. He was also a National Merit finalist and a National AP Scholar, and parlayed his test taking skills into an internship at Veritas Test Prep, where he developed materials to help students score high on the SATs.Jury finds former DJ guilty of assaulting Taylor Swift
He's interned at Jared Kushner's real estate startup
During the summer of 2016, Mechanic worked as a Data Engineer for CADRE, a real estate investment management firm started by Jared Kushner, husband of his girlfriend's half-sister, Ivanka Trump. Kushner, 35, currently serves as Senior Advisor in his father-in-law's cabinet.
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One look at Mechanic's Instagram reveals that he's not exactly the stay-at-home type. Indeed, he's gone skiing in Colorado; celebrated Tiffany's birthday at the Trump National Golf Club; partied with a shark float in the Hamptons; and toured the Parthenon. Of course, all of that is nothing compared to the private tours of the White House he's likely gotten since January. But, still: the dude loves to travel.
He and Trump attended Fashion Week together, along with Marla Maples
Before the snubbing controversy at this year's New York Fashion Week, Mechanic sat front row with Trump and her mom, Marla Maples, at the Taoray Wang show at Skylight Clarkson Square. Wang also designed the dress Trump wore to her father's inauguration.The truth about being a Victoria's Secret model
He graduated from an elite New York City private school
Before he was a Penn student or an intern, Mechanic was enrolled at Friends Seminary, the oldest co-educational Manhattan private school, where he participated in Mock Trial and Debate Team, and graduated in 2013. Among Friends' famous alumni include Julia Stiles, Kyra Sedgwick, Liev Schrieber, Olivia Thirlby, and Amanda Peet.
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Mechanic is definitely as much a part of the social scene as Trump, and in addition to his experience in computer engineering and real estate, he also interned with the AIM Hospitality Group in 2014, a job which included promoting parties in New York City and in the Hamptons.