The name Omarosa stands well on its own. She does not need to use her full name. Her first name commands attention on its own. She’s a reality star. She’s a former White House employee. She’s a woman who has done more in her life than most people ever do, and she’s proud of that. But who is Omarosa?
1. How Old is She?
Something that she’s managed to keep to herself all these years is her precise age. She was born in 1974, though. This means she is somewhere between 47 and 48 in 2022. She goes by Omarosa professionally, but it is not her full name. She was born Omarosa Onee Manigualt, and her married name is Newman. She’s from Ohio.
2. Why is She Famous?
Omarosa is most famous for her time on “The Apprentice,” where she made a huge name for herself alongside President Donald Trump. She is a woman who did some seriously big thinking, she made herself known, and she never cared about hurting feelings and making others feel bad. Ruthless is a good word to use for her.
3. She Dealt With Tragedy
When she was only seven, she dealt with unthinkable tragedy. Her own father was killed. He was murdered, and it was a horrible time for her, her mother, and her siblings. It’s an unthinkable tragedy for children of any age – or anyone for that matter – to deal with.
4. She is a Minister
If her other achievements were not enough for her, she wanted to become a minister. She did that, too. It was 2009 when she made the decision to go after her own Doctor of Ministry. She attended courses at the United Theological Seminary. She was ordained as a minister in 2012. However, she obtained her license to preach in 2011. She’s Baptist.
5. She Dated a Famous Movie Star
She does not often speak of her romance with the late actor Michael Clark Duncan. The two met in the supermarket, and they were together for nearly two years prior to his untimely death in 2012. Omarosa found him unresponsive following cardiac arrest. She was able to get him back and call for help, but he did not make it. He spent two months in the hospital prior to his death. There are some who accuse her of killing him. Specifically, it was La Toya Jackson who accused her of murdering Duncan. Of course, his own family accused the reality star of changing his last will and of selling his items as well as lying about being engaged.
6. She Cannot Share Her Bridal Photos
It’s not because they are not lovely. However, we don’t know if they are lovely. She cannot share them. She took her bridal photos in the White House in 2017, and she is not permitted to share them. It’s a security thing, but what a cool thing it is to have photos of your bridal party in the White House. Few people are permitted into the White House, yet her entire bridal party has photographic evidence that they were.
7. Who is Her Husband?
Omarosa’s husband is a lot like his wife. In fact, they are both ministers. Her husband is a pastor in Jacksonville, Florida. He’s the man preaching at The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary. His name is John Allen Newman, and the couple exchanged their vows in Washington D.C. at the Trump Hotel back in 2017.
8. She is Not Afraid of Controversy
Following rumors she resigned and rumors she was fired from the White House in 2017, she leaked a recording she took. She filmed her firing, and she shared it with NBC’s Meet the Press. The problem is that she was fired inside the Situation Room, which is a highly sensitive room and a very secretive place, and now the world knows what it looks like.
9. She Suffered a Secondary Tragedy
Her own father was murdered when she was a child, but that is not the only murder she’s dealt with in her life. She also lost her brother to murder. He was killed in 2011. His murder was labeled a lover’s quarrel by the police. His name was Jack Manigault. He was 40 at the time of his death when he was home in bed with his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s 22-year-old boyfriend came into their home and killed him.
10. She’s Making a Good Living
What people really want to know about the former reality star is how she is doing in her life. She’s living well, and that is largely due to her net worth of approximately $3.5 million. While we cannot say where specific amounts of her income are from, we do know she earned a reported $179,000 annually at the White House.