Omarosa Manigault is a name that should be familiar; she was once arguably the biggest villain on The Apprentice; and to Republicans and fans of Donald Trump, she was also the villain after she was fired from the White House in 2018. What many don’t know about her is that she is married to John Allen Newman, an American Pastor.
Attention is par for the course when it comes to being a public figure and since Omarosa concretely became one through her controversial exit from the White House, there has been increased attention in her life, especially her personal life. Omarosa has been married to John Allen Newman since April 8, 2018. Learn more of Omarosa’s husband below.
Who is John Allen Newman and How Old is He?
One fact that might come as a surprise is that Omarosa is an ordained minister. She has been ordained since 2012 and she is equally married to one. As previously mentioned, her husband, John Allen Newman is a pastor. Currently, he is the Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary in Jacksonville, Florida.
John Allen was born on the 5th of April, 1955. Not much is known about his background prior to meeting his wife and becoming a part of the media’s tendency to pry into the lives of public figures. Regarding his education, not much is known either but he met his wife, Omarosa at Howard University while she taught there.
John Allen Newman’s life has been devoted to the ministry. He has been deeply involved in the church for over 30 years. In 1983, he became the leader of The Sanctuary of Mount Calvary, which was established in 1892. Since then, he has led the growth of the church to over 60 churches across the world, particularly in Kenya and Uganda.
Being married to a political figure and one who is overtly Republican, John Newman’s political affiliation has been a subject of interest. Research into his life shows that unlike his wife, John Allen Newman is a registered Democrat who is also a political activist. He has been pursuing his political beliefs since college, fighting for various causes such as protection for migrant workers and other civil rights. In order to maintain their relationship, Omarosa and John Allen Newman avoid political conversations, according to the former White House staff.
Part of John Allen Newman’s impressive resume includes being a member of several boards and councils over the course of his life. He has served on over 10 boards, which include The Mayor’s Education Council, Board of Directors of Cornerstone Jacksonville, Advisory Board of McKnight Center of Excellence, and a couple more.
Although not a politician himself, his relationship with politics is quite extensive. He was very involved in the campaign and support for Nat Glover, who became the first African American sheriff in Florida’s history. Back in 1984, he worked with the Presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson in his local community. He further took his support of African American Presidential hopefuls to Barack Obama whom he supported and helped with his campaign during his run for President in 2008.
Being a man of God and a compassionate man, John Allen Newman is involved in a number of charities. Through his church, he has been able to feed over 1000 people. His church in Jacksonville is also a Red Cross ‘shelter-ready’ agency.
Being a servant of God is not a profitable and enriching enterprise for many, including John Allen Newman who is believed to be earning a lowly annual salary of $49,000. His wife on the other hand, who has been a part of several lucrative endeavours, including signing a seven-figure book deal for her time in the White House is worth $3.5 million.
Meet The Wife: Omarosa Manigault
As mentioned earlier, John Allen Newman got married to his wife on the 8th of April, 2018. Their wedding was held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C with photoshoots held at the White House. Newman proposed to Omarosa in front of his congregation in Jacksonville, Florida. The marriage is the second for Omarosa who was previously married to Aaron Stallworth for five years.
Omarosa is a public figure who is both a reality television star and a political persona. She starred in The Apprentice where she earned her reputation for her villainous character. She has also starred on Big Brother, another reality show. She worked as the White House Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison from January 20, 2017, to January 20, 2018.