Elaine Okamura is a former airline stewardess who became known in the entertainment world following her marriage to Wayne Newton, a man who gained fame as a singer and actor. His fans nicknamed him The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas, as well as Mr. Entertainment.
Okamura was the first woman he married, but she wasn’t the last. Her marriage to him dates back to the late 1960s, but the union crashed in the mid-1980s due to irreconcilable differences.
After the divorce, Okamura disappeared, while her ex-husband found love again. He gave marriage another chance by marrying a second wife. Here is a look into the relationship and marriage of Okamura and her erstwhile famous husband.
Okamura Tied the Knots with Wayne Newton When She Was 23
Elaine Okamura was still working as a stewardess when her path first crossed with that of the singer. They dated for a short while and then took the wedding vows sometime in 1968. They were just three years apart on the day they walked down the aisle. Okamura was reportedly 23 years old, while Newton was 26 years. The Wedding ceremony took place at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The union did not produce any child immediately until 13 years later when their daughter whom they named Erin was born on 25th July 1981.
Okamura and Newton Divorced In 1985
What seemed like a journey for the rest of their lives was cut short by differences that weren’t reconcilable in 1985, after 17 years of being together in what many believed was marital bliss. When the union ended, their dauhgter was only 4.
After the divorce was finalized, Erin started living with her mother. However, at present, Newton is bonding well with his daughter. It is said she occasionally appears alongside her father in his concert. This is evidence of a cordial relationship between a father and a daughter.
After the divorce, nothing was seen or heard about Okamura as she stepped away from the public and the media. As regards relationship, there is nothing to indicate she has gotten married to another man or is involved in any relationship.
However, her ex-husband is still doing well in his career.
Her Ex-Husband Gave Marriage a Second Chance
Some people never give up on love or marriage. This is regardless of how terrible their previous encounter is, they give love a stern look and try again. It is the same for Okamura’s ex-husband. He gave love and marriage a second chance. But it was almost a decade after his first divorce.
He tied the knots with his wife Kathleen McCone in 1994, nine years after separation from his ex-wife. She is an attorney who works in North Olmsted, Ohio. Newton and his current wife didn’t have a child early just like in his previous marriage. They welcome Lauren Ashley on 19th April 2000, 6 years after their wedding.
So, Okamura’s ex-husband is now a father of two daughters, with each from his two marriages. He is proud of them. As for his wife, he never shies away from expressing how much he cherishes her. He shares pictures of her all the time on social media, especially Instagram.
Elaine Okamura Is Now A Grandmother
In 2010, Elaine Okamura got the privilege of ecoming a grandmother for the first time after Erin was delivered of a baby boy through ceaserean section. The birth of the grandchild was one that was very eventful as it almost cost Erin her life.
She was reported to have suffered liver, kidney, and respiratory failure all at once, throwing her into a coma. Doctors had already given up on her, telling her father that she was not going to make it. However, she came out of the coma after 2 weeks and since then, she has fared just fine.
Her Ex-Husband Was the Former Owner of Casa de Shenandoah
While it remains unclear how Elaine Okamura is faring financially it is no secret that her former husband is doing jut great. He has a net worth that is currently estiamted at $50 Million. He made his fortune from his careeer as an entertainer and a businessman.
Casa de Shenandoah once belongs to Okamura’s ex-husband. The estate has a ranch for different animals, houses, and a mansion. He later turned it into a public attraction center in 2015, but not without having challenges with his immediate community and his business partner.
Three years later, the property was closed for major renovations. Afterward, his wife withdrew its permits for attraction in 2018. The following year, Smoketree LLC purchased the property, to only put it back into the market for sale in 2019.