Life just keeps getting better for Titus O’Neil: Not only is The Real Deal now hearing the cheers of the WWE Universe as he and Darren Young cruise to tag team victories, but the powerhouse is also dating reality TV star Omarosa Manigault, WWE.com has confirmed.
For Omarosa — a contestant on the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” as well as a frequent guest on talk shows and business news programs — the relationship represents a move from prime time television to Prime Time Player.
The couple began dating after a mutual friend introduced them during SummerSlam Week in Los Angeles, though O’Neil makes no bones about the fact that he was familiar with Omarosa before meeting her at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
“Oh, I knew her. I stalked her,” O’Neil said, with a laugh.
Between O’Neil’s WWE travel commitments and Manigault’s own endeavors, they leaned on video-chatting to get through the first few weeks of long-distance separation, which she called “brutal.” Since then, she’s started joining him on the road.
“He’d finish a match at 2 a.m. and I don’t stay up very late, so we’d Skype and FaceTime at all random hours,” she said. “I kind of got adjusted to the random hours but then thought, ‘You know what’s even better? Why don’t you experience it yourself?’ So I’ve been on the road with him.”
When their schedules allow, Manigault will accompany O’Neil in his travels even more often, he said. The four- and five-hour jaunts between arenas has also given her firsthand insight into the tight bond O’Neil shares with his Prime Time Player tag partner, Darren Young. More than anything else, there’s a lot of practical joking between the teammates, she said.
And just as O’Neil supports Young in all he does, Mr. No Days Off has nothing but good wishes for his tag partner and his relationship.
“I’m very happy for them,” Young said. “They’re both very helpful — they give me a lot of advice — and they’re great people to travel with.”
Just because they’re dating, however, don’t expect either O’Neil or Omarosa to budge on the debate of which half is “more prime time.”
“In the boardroom, I’m the most prime time,” Manigault said, before conceding, “… in the ring, Titus is definitely more prime time.”
For his part, O’Neil joked that he’s working his way up to her business acumen.
“I just need to take a couple more business courses and I’ll be prime time in the board room and in the ring,” he quipped.
To keep up with Omarosa Manigault, follow her on Twitter @Omarosa.