Ryan Newman's wife Krissie Newman (formerly Krissie Boyle) has a degree in Criminal Science. She currently spends her time in philanthropic efforts including serving on the board of The Humane Society of Catawba County and as the co founder of the Ryan Newman Foundation. The Ryan Newman Foundation has three main focuses:
1. To raise awareness of the benefits of having their pets spayed or neutered. (The pair are strongly committed to animals, and have saved five dogs from kill shelters that they care for themselves.)
2. To educate people about the value of nature conservation for the enjoyment of future generations.
3. To raise money for the Rich Vogley Scholarship foundation, which provides scholarships for those interested in auto racing careers. Ryan himself was a recipient of a scholarship from this foundation.
Ryan Newman and future wife Krissie Newman were set up on a blind date by Krissie's grandmother and a friend from her church. The two began dating in 2001, and were married January 3, 2004.