A look inside the daily life of Ivanka Trump, who works from the White House, likes watching 'Real Housewives,' and doesn't use her phone on Saturdays

Ivanka TrumpChip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesIvanka Trump is up at 5:30 every day.

Ivanka Trump made headlines this week when she endorsed her father, US President Donald Trump’s, decision to end an Obama-era equal pay initiative.

Trump works in the West Wing as an unpaid adviser to her father, having previously been a Trump Organisation executive vice president and the CEO of her namesake lifestyle brand.

Since moving to DC, Trump has prompted widespread speculation over the substance of her White House role, along with her effectiveness as a moderating influence on her father.

So what do her days look like now that she and her husband Jared Kushner work in the White House?

In 2015, before her father’s presidency catapulted her to the realm of politics, Trump spoke with MyMorningRoutine.com about her typical routine. It’s not clear how much of her daily schedule survived the move from Manhattan to DC, but Trump’s habits of two years ago give us a good sense of what an average day might look like for her:

Trump told MyMorningRoutine.com that she usually gets up at 5:30 a.m. She said that she 'can't break the habit' of checking her phone straightaway.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

After getting out of bed, Trump said she takes eight minutes to do her makeup.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

She then reads the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the front section of the New York Times.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

Trump practices transcendental meditation, a method that's popular on Wall Street. Every morning, Trump said she meditates for about 20 minutes. 'It's been invaluable in terms of calming my mind and allowing me to think more clearly,' she said.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com, Business Insider

She told MyMorningRoutine.com that she wakes up her children -- Arabella and Joseph -- at 7 a.m. In 2015, her youngest child, Theodore, hadn't been born yet.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

To avoid 'decision fatigue,' she said that she and her children eat either Greek yogurt and berries or oatmeal sprinkled with toppings like 'chia seeds, berries, flax seed, goji berries, cinnamon, walnuts, and almonds.'

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

At breakfast, Trump drinks a glass of water with a lemon and a coffee.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

In 2017, Trump and her family moved into a house in the Kalorama neighbourhood of DC for a reported $15,000 a month.

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Source: Town and Country, Business Insider

Back in New York City, she would exercise in her building's gym before work. Nowadays, Trump seems to be getting exercise by going on frequent jogs with her husband.

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Source: US Magazine, Washington Post, Daily Mail, MyMorningRoutine.com

In 2015, Trump said she typically gets into work between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

Trump works in an office on the second floor of the West Wing, near White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.

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Source: The Washington Post

The Boston Globe reported that the space was considered 'prime piece of office real estate' and was held specifically for the First Daughter.

Source: Boston Globe

On the weekends, Trump and her family sometimes attend the Dupont Circle-area Orthodox synagogue, the Shul. In observance of the Sabbath, Trump and Kushner cannot drive or use phones from sunset on Friday until Saturday night.

Source: Vanity Fair

After work, Trump says she occasionally unwinds over wine and reality TV. 'Sometimes I like turning on 'Real Housewives' and sitting in front of the TV, eating a giant bowl of pasta with a glass of wine,' she wrote in 'Women Who Work.'

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Source: The Washington Post, 'Women Who Work'

More often, Trump spends her nights checking on her inbox. 'I answer email at night -- my goal is to achieve inbox zero before I go to bed,' she told MyMorningRoutine.com. 'Some days I'm successful, other days, less so. Regardless, I aim to wake up to a clean slate.'

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

She said she tries to get to bed by 11:00 p.m. 'but that doesn't always happen.'

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Source: MyMorningRoutine.com

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