Will a new romance temper reality TV villainess Omarosa’s bad behavior? While her acrimonious divorce from Aaron Stallworth is still in the works, we hear the much-mocked Apprentice alum’s recent round of man-chasing has landed her in the arms of 26-year-old Ford model Datari Turner. Omarosa, 31, unveiled her new boy toy at BET’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 26 at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, drawing surprised looks as the devilish diva caressed his arm and whispered in his ear as they walked the red carpet together.
Apparently Turner—who previously dated American Idol winner Fantasia—knows his way around a small-screen gem. “I’ve never seen her smile so widely before,” says a fellow guest at the BET event. “Omarosa was glowing like she’d actually won The Apprentice.”
Backstage the two held hands and were inseparable, cuddling in the greenroom while Omarosa sat on Turner’s lap, we hear. “At one point, her publicist encouraged them to ease up on the PDA, but there was no stopping them,” the source said.
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We’re told that the day after the show, Turner held a private dinner at his home for his new lady love, prepared by Hollywood chef Gerry Garvin.
How long the doting Turner can retain Omarosa’s attentions is another question. Since the Surreal Life star quietly ditched Stallworth (who reportedly directs an inner city scholarship program in Texas) at the beginning of the year, she’s been romantically linked to such wildly disparate suitors as Surreal Life juicer Jose Conseco, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, and Michael Misick, chief minister of Turks and Caicos, a two-island British colony in the Caribbean.
Omarosa’s publicist, Priscilla Clark, did not return calls for comment, and Turner’s agent at Ford, Sergio Garcia, professed ignorance of the affair. “I’m his print agent, he doesn’t talk to me about that,” he explained.