Ivana Trump has denied reports she is on the verge of a split from her husband of six months ROSSANO RUBICONDI.
The couple has been plagued by break-up rumours since their lavish wedding ceremony in April (08) after dating for six years.
The reports peaked last week (beg27Oct08) when Trump was reportedly seen getting close with 23-year-old model Marius Rusovici at two New York charity galas, while Rubicond was away in Italy taking part in reality show Celebrity Survivor.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "Ivana has tried to put a good face on things. She's deeply embarrassed that the marriage is showing cracks so soon.
"She may be parading this boy toy to make Rossano jealous. But I think Rossano is already halfway out the door. They have a prenup, but he may try to get more. Magazines would pay handsomely for him to spill what's been going on."
Another source adds, "She's been calling him (Rusovici) 'my boyfriend.'"
But a spokesperson for the socialite insists Trump was "just kidding" when she made the remarks.
The representative adds, "She does love to dance. She's very upset with claims that she was kissing (Rusovici). She said, 'My God, he's younger than my youngest son! It's crazy!'"