Omarosa Manigault just tied the knot with John Allen Newman… and of course we’re all curious “will she change her name?” Omarosa became a reality star on the first season of The Apprentice. Most Americans know her by her first name, so perhaps a switch to Mrs. Omarosa Newman is in the cards.
There are several factors that heavily influence a woman’s decision to change her name. One of the biggest is the age of the bride at the time of her marriage. Omarosa is 43, so that would point to her keeping her maiden name. Another factor that plays into name change after marriage is a woman’s level of education. The more educated a woman is, the more likely she is to keep her maiden name in some way (just think of all the framed diplomas that would have to change.) Omarosa has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and started but did not complete her Ph.D., so that skews her more towards keeping her last name of Manigault. Another name-change prediction detail to consider is the fact that Omarosa opted to hyphenate her name with her spouse’s last name in her previous marriage.
Despite all of these factors pointing towards Omarosa sticking with her maiden name, there is the wild card called love. Many female celebrities and professional women opt to make the switch to Mrs. for a variety of reasons. So, our prediction for Ms. Omarosa’s name change is hazy with a chance for surprise. Regardless, we wish her and John a lifetime of love and happiness!