Callista Gingrich, wife of former Speaker Newt Gingrich, has been approached by President Trump to serve as Ambassador to the Vatican.
Callista Gingrich is president of Gingrich Productions and has produced a number of documentaries, including one about Pope John Paul II.
She worked for the House Committee on Agriculture as chief clerk until 2007. She was a key figure in her husband’s 2012 bid for the Republican nomination.
She was a congressional aide when she began a six-year affair with Newt Gingrich, then a married Republican congressman.
In 2012, Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne Gingrich, told ABC News that he had proposed an “open marriage” so he could continue to see Callista Gingrich without divorcing.
The former House speaker denied the charge.
He converted to Catholicism in 2009, after years of attending mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where Callista Gingrich has performed in the choir.
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