Ivanka Trump, distancing herself from her father, former President Donald Trump, celebrated Thanksgiving at her $24 million Miami mansion, away from the family's traditional gathering at Mar-a-Lago. This move comes amid rising tensions following her testimony in Donald Trump's New York City fraud trial.

Hosting the holiday in her own home, Ivanka was joined by her husband, Jared Kushner, their three children - Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore - and guests, including podcaster and computer scientist Lex Fridman. The celebration included watching the classic film "The Godfather," as revealed by Fridman on social media. Ivanka responded to Fridman's tweet about the evening, expressing her enjoyment of the festivities.

Despite Ivanka's absence from Mar-a-Lago, reports suggest she plans to reunite with her father for Christmas. Her decision to spend Thanksgiving separately from her father and stepmother, Melania, underscores the growing divide within the Trump family following Ivanka's withdrawal from political activities and her involvement in the fraud trial against her father.

Donald Trump, uncharacteristically, did not comment directly on his daughter's Thanksgiving plans. However, he issued a scathing statement via social media, targeting New York's Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Arthur Engoron, among others, while expressing confidence in his potential victory in the 2024 presidential election.

Ivanka's Thanksgiving was kept relatively private, with social media posts limited to family moments, including playful scenes of her and her children enjoying a spa and her surfing attempts on a FlowRider wave simulator. A representative for Ivanka did not comment on the family's holiday plans.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump's legal troubles continue to mount, with Ivanka having testified as a witness in his New York fraud trial earlier this month. Despite these challenges, sources close to the former president maintain that he remains optimistic about his political future, considering potential running mates for the 2024 election, although a Trump spokesperson emphasized that no decisions have been made yet.

This Thanksgiving separation marks a notable shift in the Trump family dynamics, reflecting the complexities and challenges they face amidst ongoing legal and political battles.