Phaedra Parks under fire for attending Omarosa’s wedding
A political play?
Former Apprentice breakout star-turned-White House staffer, Omarosa Manigault, 43, got married to Pastor John Allen Newman, 61, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Saturday (Apr. 8) with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks right by her side.
Omarosa wore a YSA Makino cap sleeve blush-pink embroidered ball gown with a train and matching veil, which she purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC while appearing on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress this season.
Recently released financial White House disclosures indicate that the bride was given an estimated $25,000 in merchandise from Kleinfeld Bridal for her appearance on the show, according to Deadline. You can see her picking out the wedding dress in the video below.
Phaedra Parks looks comfortable and confident as she mingled with White House staffers at the President’s hotel.
Kellyanne Conway was also in attendance at the wedding, but her boss President Trump was not at the wedding. He spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., where he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Phaedra was spotted mingling with philanthropist and Real Housewives of Potomac Charrisse Jackson-Jordan.
During the traditional wedding vows, when Omarosa was to say “to take this man for richer or for poorer,” she instead repeated “for richer or for richer.” This alleged joke drew laughter from her husband, including Phaedra Parks and her guests.
This is the ordained minster’s second marriage. She and her first husband divorced in 2005 and she later became engaged to The Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan who died in 2012 at the age of 54.
Time will only tell what Phaedra’s next political move will be.