Callista Gingrich, who recently celebrated her 45th birthday, married former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on August 18, 2000. They were wed after a relationship that began in 1993 while Newt was still wed to his second wife. A video of herself and her husband discussing the legacy of Ronald Reagan follows.
Mrs. Gingrich worked on the Hill for a lengthy period of time. She first was on the staff of Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-WI). She then moved to the House Committee on Agriculture, eventually becoming the Chief Clerk for the committee. Since her marriage to Newt, she has become the President of Gingrich Productions, a firm that has produced a number of historical and public policy documentaries. She has also provided the voice for a number of audio books that have been widely disseminated.
As well, Mrs. Gingrich is a renowned photographer. She has had photos printed in both the New York Times and the Washington Post. She was also instrumental in the publishing of Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, a photographic book based on the firm’s documentary film.
Mrs. Gingrich is a devoted lifelong Catholic, and is primarily responsible for her husband’s conversion from Baptist to Catholic. She is involved with a number of charities, including serving as President of the Gingrich Foundation. She has established the Gingrich Scholarship for music students at Luther College, where she graduated.
Because of her intelligence and her attractiveness, she is expected to provide an asset to her husband if he decides to pursue the presidency, as many expect.
Here is the video of Newt and Callista Gingrich: