Reality TV star-turned-Trump surrogate Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth was married on Saturday, April 8, 2017, to Jacksonville pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Now a member of President Trump’s African-American outreach team, the Apprentice villain tweeted a photo of the newlyweds walking down the aisle after their vows, with the hashtag #HappilyEverNewman. On Wednesday, she celebrated a bridal going away party with coworkers including Kellyanne Conway.
She and Newman, who first met at Howard Business School, were engaged in July 2016 at his Sanctuary at Calvary Church in Jacksonville. The couple intended to wed there, but security concerns reportedly precipitated a last-minute venue change. Trump did not attend, but comedian Niecy Nash was among the 70 guests at the morning ceremony, under an altar adorned with cherry blossoms.
A mimosas and champagne brunch followed the ceremony, and a Nigerian wedding reception took place later in the day, with music provided by a DJ.
Her gold-embellished ballgown by YSA Makina offset the groom’s brown suit and pink tie, and the bride carried a bouquet of white and pink roses. She shopped for her dress with Say Yes to the Dress host Randy Fenoli and Kleinfeld’s Bridal in New York, who revealed that she’s not as villainous as she seems in real life. “I said, ‘You are so nice,’ and she goes, ‘Randy, don’t give it away,’” Fenoli told People Now.
Manigault, 43, previously dated Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, until he passed away from a heart attack in September 2012. Her first marriage to Aaron Stallworth ended in 2005 after five years, following the 2004 appearance on The Apprentice that shot her to fame.