Prior to their marriage, Anjelah Johnson and her husband Manwell Reyes had garnered individual influence in the entertainment world but, like many other celebrity couples, one came to the limelight through their partner who has already gained much publicity. Anjelah Nicole Johnson-Reyes is an American actress, comedian, and former NFL cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders but she is best known for her roles in the series MADtv and Universal Pictures during its 13th season. However, only a few people know she is married to a music star and former member of the much-celebrated Group 1 Crew.
Manwell Reyes is a charming young artist who has developed the ability to absolutely get listeners hooked to his soothing voice the minute they hear it. Not only is he very talented, but he is also considered a ladies’ man because of his stunning physique and sharp-dress sense. As a German-American singer, he has built a large following of listeners over the years with his consistency and undying commitment to his craft. Even with the demise of the Group 1 Crew, Reyes still does well in the music business which he now combines with a couple of other ventures.
Manwell Reyes’ Early Life and Career Beginnings
His full birth name is Jose Manwell Reyes and according to reports, his father served in the military and his parents separated while he was still little. He ended up being raised by his mother in Florida and having very little contact with his father while growing up.
Today, Manwell is known to be very calm, gentle and full of understanding but it was not always like this with him. As a child, he was very stubborn and showed off his bad sides very often, fighting other boys and cursing. For this reason, he was reportedly kicked out of the different schools he tried to attend. His life, however, changed when he started to attend high school after he encountered God there and fell in love with the Bible. The change was very visible and people who used to know him were quite astonished.
Turning a new leaf, Manwell decided to attend a Bible college in Florida where he began to display his ability to sing. He took part in musical shows the school put together and thrilled people with his gift. This was where it all started for the charming musician.
Soon after he began to thrill people with his musical skills at the Bible college, he and two friends identified as Pablo Villatoro and Bianca Callahan decided to form a Christian music band and began performing at functions. In 2003, after he had finally graduated from college, Manwell and his friends decide to call their band Group 1 Crew and started performing in earnest with him as the lead singer and songwriter of the group. The group would later get signed to Fervent Records and Warner Bros. Records.
His Musical Achievements With The Group 1 Crew
In 2006, Manwell and his group put out their first EP which they titled I Have A Dream and received a favourable response from fans about their originality and unique touch. They followed up the EP with a full-length album which they self-titled Group 1 Crew. The album did very well and got them some more attention. The piece had singles like Love Is A Beautiful Thing which did so well that it charted at number 20 on P&R, a weekly Christian music trade publication which monitors current songs to determine their relevance. More members later joined the band to swell their number.
Manwell and his group were not resting on their oars. In September 2008, they put out their second album which they titled Ordinary Dreamers and it also made some waves. However, the album with which they arguably made the most impact was their third which they released in September 2010. The album was titled Outta Space Love and got good reviews in the US and abroad. In fact, it became so popular that many of the songs on the album were used in America’s Got Talent.
The group went on to put out two more albums; they released Fearless on the 10th of September, 2012 and Power on the 29th of July, 2016. The band has been hailed for producing very original and soul-lifting songs. In recognition of their work, the Group 1 Crew were nominated for the prestigious GMA Dove Awards 9 times and have succeeded in winning 5 of those awards so far. While he was busy with his music career, Manwell also dabbled into acting of which he appeared in two films: Moms’ Night Out, Restored Me, and a TV show The Collective.
After an illustrious career with the Group 1 Crew, Manwell left the group in 2017, announcing that he wanted to focus on other interests.
Life After Group 1 Crew: What Is Manwell Doing Now?
Manwell identifies as a songwriter, rapper and singer but not much about him have been let out to the public since he left the Group 1 Crew that brought him so much fame. However, there are reports about him working with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in Burbank, California. Though not yet confirmed, he reportedly served as frontman and CEO of the entertainment company.
How Much Is He Worth?
Having had a successful career as a gospel singer, songwriter, much more a top job at Warner Bros, Manwell is expected to have raked in a considerable amount of money for himself. He headlined many of the concerts organized by Group 1 Crew and cumulatively performed in front of millions of people during his career.
Amid his flourishing music career, he is also believed to have raked in some cool money from an acting stint he started in 2014 with the comedy film Moms’ Night Out, as his debut film after which he appeared in The Collective and Restored Me. His multiple careers, no doubt, has made him a very wealthy man. However, his exact net worth has not been disclosed at the moment. His wife Anjelah is said to be worth around $500 thousand.
Details of Anjelah Johnson’s Marriage To Manwell Reyes
Manwell Reyes has been married to Anjelah Johnson since 2011 and their happy union has attracted the attention of many. Their marriage ceremony was held on the 11th of June, 2011, in Half Moon Bay, a coastal city in California and according to Anjelah, it was their most memorable day with friends and family members present to witness the occasion.
Talking about how the lovebirds met, well, they say the best way to meet someone is through friends and this couple happens to be among those who connected at a mutual friend’s wedding ceremony. They dated for about a year before deciding to take it to another level. To date, their marriage has only remained blissful.
Reyes has not been so open about his relationships but his wife who is of Mexican and Native American descent, admits to being in a couple of relationships that were mostly “littered with compromise, hurt, and failure” until she finally met Reyes who, according to her, was beyond her greatest dreams and expectations.
Manwell Reyes resides in Los Angeles with his wife Anjelah. The couple allegedly agreed to have no children of their own, although they often enjoy the company of their nieces and nephews. They also own a dog called Banzo Bean Reyes.