Everyone is not born famous. Some gain success & fame through their connections and relations with celebrated personalities and Elaine Okamura is one such person. She came into the limelight when she married the renowned actor & singer, Wayne Newton. One of the most popular singers in the United States from the mid-to-late 20th century, Wayne remains one of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas and has performed there since 1963. He is known by the nicknames “The Midnight Idol”, “Mr. Las Vegas” and “Mr. Entertainment”.
Elaine Okamura’s Family
Elaine Okamura was born in 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States. She grew up alongside her sister named Shirley Kajioka. Elaine has an American nationality and is of Asian ethnicity. Elaine lived a very private life and so the details about her parents, academics, etc. is kept under the carpet. The media started covering her when she got married to the famous Wayne Newton on 1 June 1968. Their wedding took place at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carson Wayne Newton was born on April 3, 1942 to Patrick Newton, an auto mechanic, and his wife, Evelyn Marie Smith. Wayne is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and German ancestry. His father served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Wayne spent his early years in Fredericksburg, Virginia, learning the piano, guitar, and steel guitar along with his brother, Jerry Newton. Due to Wayne’s severe asthma, his family moved to Phoenix in 1952, at his doctor’s suggestion.
Elaine & Wayne had a daughter named Erin Newton, born on 25 July 1976. In 1985, after 17 years of living together, the couple parted ways. After their divorce, Elaine remained single while Wayne found love again. He married Kathleen McCrone, a lawyer from North Olmsted, Ohio, on 9 April 1994. Wayne’s second daughter, Lauren Ashley Newton, was born on 29 April 2002.
Elaine Okamura’s Net Worth
Elaine Okamura is a former American flight attendant renowned for being the ex-wife of the American actor and singer Wayne Newton. There isn’t much information available on the web about Elaine’s salary and net worth but it can be said that she is living a healthy lifestyle. Her ex-husband Wayne is a world-famous actor, producer & singer and has a net worth of approx. $50 million.
He gained fame in the 1960s with his hit songs, which include “Danke Schoen,” “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” and “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast.” He also appeared in several films and TV shows, including “Bonanza” and “The Lucy Show.” Wayne Newton has received several awards throughout his career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Ballet Theatre, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was also inducted into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame and the Gaming Hall of Fame.