Randy Travis is being sued by his ex-wife and former manager.
Travis says the lawsuit filed last week by Elizabeth Travis lacks merit and that it's "unfortunate that it's come to this."
But the country music star in the statement from his publicist doesn't address her claim that he hired men to strip...
Now that "hired men to strip" has gained your attention, here's the rest of the story about a celeb said to be a closet case:
But the country music star in the statement from his publicist doesn't address her claim that he hired men to strip her office of records and memorabilia related to his career.
Elizabeth Travis claims her ex-husband made it impossible for her to do her job and terminated their management agreement without written warning. She's asking for damages, attorney fees, litigation costs and whatever other damages the court feels appropriate.
The Travises divorced in 2010 after 19 years of marriage. Elizabeth Travis had served as his manager for more than three decades.
Who's his b/f?
If this heats up anymore, she'll probably out him.
All anyone has to do is read his rap sheet for hustling. His and Tim McGraw's.
Link R3, to ANYTHING that even remotely proves what you're stating.
Does she live in Texas?
The former Mrs. Travis expects payment for her bearding duties.
Wish r3 would come back. Tim McGraw?
Tim's bad hair transplants
Puhleaze OP. Dont you remember his reaction to Adam Lambert on Idol? He just looked truly baffled. To his credit he tried very hard to hide any hate but he looked so incredulous of Glambert it was a dead giveaway.
Besides, if he were and his exwife/manager really wanted to hurt him, wouldnt she be spilling her guts about now? Hard to hide sexuality from someone you both live and work with.
[r8] Well known that Randy is. His aversion to Glambert has nothing to do with it. Tim McGraw is very close friends with Ty Herndon. I had a rent boy in common with Tim [r4]. Remote enough? Tim is also a very nice guy. Randy not so much. Chances are there are legal documents stopping the ex from revealing all about Randy. Who knows what the men stripped from the office?
I live in Nashville and I'm in the music business. TIm McGraw is completely totally and unequivocaly straight. Hustling rap sheets? WTF are you talking about? That's how rumours start. Before he bulked up and started dressing better -- after he become famous -- he was exceptionally plain looking and completely ordinary. And , to repeat myself, straight.
Randy, on the other hand, I have no idea about. I've seen him here and there, and I don't get a vibe from him either way. He doesn't live in Nashville, so there aren't that many stories about him.
[quote]Hard to hide sexuality from someone you both live and work with.
He didn't have to hide it - that's why he married her. Honestly, Randy Travis being gay is old news.
[quote]He didn't have to hide it - that's why he married her.
And she knew it's why he married her. She was his business manager and knew the money train would stop if he was known to be gay. Perhaps she was the one who suggested the marriage/bearding.
What kind of moron actually believes Randy is straight?!!!
If she is a beard why wouldnt she reveal it now that they are on the outs and he is supposedly harassing her? Thats some powerful ammunition she has. Doesnt make sense that he wouldnt be tripping over himself to make her happy.
No I'm with R8. This is just typical DL bs. Let the straights have him.
Oh geez, everyone know he's gay. Rumors about him were building when he suddenly married his much older manager. It wasn't a marriage. It was a business arrangement.
Then why isnt he grovelling to keep her quiet over it. She could end his career in a Matt Lauer segment, so why isnt he giving her everything she wants?
Sorry just cant suspend disbelief to accept that story.
I don't know R14, but I remember when it happened very well, and it was exactly as I described. There were rumors circulating, and getting louder, that he was gay. And then out of nowhere his manager divorced her husband and married Travis. It didn't pass the smell test, and still doesn't.
It's also really strange that she's remaining as his business manager.
She might potentially have a stake in his future earnings and if any more information got out that he's gay might damage it. The stripper thing may be a warning shot. She was his manager and wife for two decades. She wouldn't be the first spouse who said they invested in their ex so they deserve a slice of future profit and won in court.
Randy Travis being gay is something I thought was well known to pretty much everyone except maybe some fraus in the midwest.
Tim McGraw, on the other hand - I don't believe at all that he's gay.
She is not going to say anything if she expects to get something out of this. No [r10] he is not. He has history--Tim dabbled. Does he identify as gay? I don't know. I do know he has fucked rent boys.
And and [r10] there are not that many stories about Randy? Huh? What?
I do remember the rumors although I dont recall specifics. I wonder if those rumors were not triggered by his lack of gfs rather than presence of bfs?
It would make sense that there were no gfs or reported flings with women, if he had been with her since he started working at her bar age 17. It also makes sense that they would hide the relationship given the fact that she was 2 decades older and he lived in her house while he sang in her bar.
Now given a choice between having their redneck audience believe he was gay and revealing the boy-toy thing with his much older former-boss-now-manager - they went for boy-toy.
I buy Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis? Nope. If I had a beard, I would bend over backwards to keep her happy, and Randy just isnt.
married w/no family members present. I take it his family wasn't thrilled.
I had the chance to sit next to him and his wife and listen to them talk for around 20 minutes. They just talked about business stuff - nothing else, there was no affection - nothing I would expect from a married couple. She was a lot older than him and he was really ugly. I thought she was a lesbian, and that's not a criticism in anyway.
So what kind of strippers did he hire? I heard he likes black men.
liked his voice and his early records. Also dig Travis, Tritt & Ty. Love them all! See you at happy hour at Abbey. Kisses,
Texas Tornado, Tanya TNT
Is he even significant in country music circles now? He seems like an 80's/early 90's kind of celebrity. I never liked his bony craggy face either. Come to think of it, the sound of his voice weirded me out too. But I know back then he was heralded as a return to traditional country. Well, that came full circle didn't it? Now these country divas sound like pop music with the occasional steel guitar in the mix (which can be removed for VH1 and AOR stations)
r10, Nashville insider: is it true that Jeff Bridges paid for Kim Carnes' recent plastic surgery?
[quote] Is he even significant in country music circles now?
No, he is pretty much irrelevant in country music now, and has been for quite a long time.
You thought that was bad r27? You should have seen me & my ex. Lived and the same house and often went days with barely a conversation about anything but work.
Couples that have been together a long time can end up that way. And we already know their relationship (if real) was unhealthy - hence the divorce.
What R17 said. Yup.
Sometimes the managers or publicist will marry their gay client. It's standard procedure.
"Honestly, Randy Travis being gay is old news."
More like no news. I've never heard these rumors except on here.
And looking "baffled" doesn't equate being homophobic. Many people I knew thought Adam looked like guy from PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and not in a good way. It had nothing to do with being gay.
"he was really ugly."
What shit taste you have. Randy Travis was never ugly. Many women lusted after him in the eighties to early nineties. Similar to Elvis.
His fan girls don't think he is gay.
Is she a great big fat person?
Isn't she about 20 years older than him, which would put her in her seventies. I feel a bit sorry for him.
R3 is just some deluded queen who's obviously off his meds. Tim McGraw may be VERY gay friendly, but he is about as close to being gay as I am close to being straight.
I never found him attractive (I'm a guy), but many women do, or did.
On the other hand, he had a very muscled, hot body for a long time. He showed it off in some of his videos. He wasn't working out for his wife/business manager's benefit, that's for sure.
Randy in real life is about 5'4" tall. He's a dwarf. Early in his career he was relatively handsome and had a fantastic body. He still has a good toned body, but that face looks like it's been through a meat grinder. He looks worse than the Crypt Keeper.
I've heard rumors about Randy. I thought it was pretty much a given. I also heard about Tim McGraw being a cheap parking lot hustler in his early days. Never heard anything about Tim actually being gay though. Have heard a lot of rumors about Faith Hill and Martina McBride as girlfriends though. Also a lot of rumors about Faith without the Martina aspect thrown in.
They make a cute couple and when caught off guard they sometimes let the butch slip.
I know the bio says Travis was 17 when he met his manager/wife but he was actually 15.
As for the rumors about him being gay, I heard those when I worked at a music store in the 1980s. That was long before Datalounge existed.
Sorry [r38] McGraw may not identify as such but he has gone there. Ask Ty Herndon about their Vegas trips.
I'm the Nashville guy. Martina and Faith are just friends, that's all. Faith is actually very very sweet and unassuming. Her eyes are gorgeous. And she is nice. Martina is a little cold and not terribly friendly, but I don't get a gay vibe from her at all. She works closely with her husband, and she is totally devoted to her daughters and appears to be a good, hands on mother.
And Tim and Faith are both liberals in a very conservative town, and I give them credit for that. And Tim is straight. No ifs ands or buts. He's straight.
PS -- Nashville guy here. I have no idea if Jeff Bridges paid for Kim Carnes' plastic surgery. I had never heard that. She always seems to have money, but I have no idea from where. She didn't write "Bette Davis Eyes" -- Jackie Deshannon did -- and she didn't have a long enough touring career to make big bucks. I haven't seen her in ages.
sorry [r44] Tim has dabbled in the past. They are truly great people. I love them, but he has been there and done that. Sorry, honey, I know you want to protect his rep.
And, he's a conflicted, self-loathing closet case.
I think Randy Travis still looks very attractive and I'm not a straight woman. Surely there must have been other gay men like me who found him sexy, so I disagree that he was only liked by the frau brigade.
He could have easily played Lurch with that fivehead.
Even though I luked Randy Travis's music better I was a sucker for George Strait's pretty face.
Speaking of, Nashville Insider, years ago I met a country music A&R woman in a gay bar. She was drunk and gossipy and confirmed the Randy Travis rumor but also made the statement, "George Strait, not very!" Have you ever heard gay rumors about George? Aside from that woman, I never have but would love to entertain a few.
There've been rumors posted here before of George Strait's alleged taste for twinks and room-service waiters.
Does anyone know what the measurement is of Randy Travis' face from the bottom of his chin to the top of his forehead? It's got to be a few yards at least.
Let's not turn this into a Tim McGraw thread. Poster #3 meant Ty Herndon, not Tim McGraw.
Seriously, R4? You need a link to tell you what anyone can see from space? Randy Travis is gay, gay, GAY!
The reason RT was horrified by Adam Lambert on Idol was because he was intimidated by him. Randy is an aging, has-been, country crooner cowering in the closet. He was forced to mentor a flamboyant, unapologetic gay man with talent, confidence, brains and balls. His knew Adam had his number too. RT looked stricken with fear when they were introduced.
Anyway, here's your link for "proof." Truly, all you need is a pic of his much older, fat. fugly wife. Nothing screams beard louder.
R50, I always heard it as "George Isn't Strait", but he sure is pretty, even now.
Will Randy get brave and come out? Or will he kill himself?
"What shit taste you have. Randy Travis was never ugly. Many women lusted after him in the eighties to early nineties. Similar to Elvis."
NOT similar to Elvis. Elvis was sexy and good-looking. Travis was NEVER sexy and good-looking.
Travis has passably attractive when he was younger, but he always had an inbred white trash look about him. Today he looks ghastly, what with his skinny bod and wrinkled, gaunt Frankenstein monster head. He looks BAD.
Yes he had that white trash look but he was still good looking.
Are you really trying to equate Randy Travis with Elvis?
No, I wasn't. I just think Randy Travis is attractive.
Cripes that Randy Travis is UGLY!
Congratz #10 but can you say Tim does not hire rent boyz because he likes sex with men? News flash for you Kenny Chesney is a mo too.
The Nashville music guy. I'm back. I don't know anything about George Strait at all. I think people might say "not so straight" etc has more to do with trying to be clever, than with anything that's true. People used to call Reba the red snapper because they thought it was funny, and she started to get a reputation as being mean. She is anything but.
But Strait? idk. He's handsome as hell, and I met one guy who swears he fucked him, but I don't exactly trust this guy. Strait spends about 2 weeks in Nashville, only when he's recording vocals for his cd -- so there aren't that many stories. I would say straight, though.
[r3] meant Tim. Trust me.
randy has been my favorite for 26 years. I remember the rumors very well...it was told that he and lib were always an item, but it was decided to keep their relationship a secret due to the difference in age AND his popularity with the female audience would suffer if he was married to an older women. I choose to believe that this is the TRUTH. I met him in 2003 and he was a very gentle spirited person, kind from what I seen. I have seen him 20 times in concert and I have all of his music....I will do nothing but pray for him about his troubles....I BELIEVE ALCOHOL AND DRINKING AGAIN IS THE ROOT OF ALL. WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR HE CHEATED THOUGH. I dont believe she derserved that after all she has done for him by his own aknowledgements. Still a fan!
I never knew, or thought he was gay, maybe thats because i see sin as sin the one that lie, cheat, steal or gossip or being gay, all ungodlyness is sin, if you are a born again blood washed christon close your mouth and pray for randy, if u are not born again u are no better off then randy, u both need jesus.
WTF are you doing here, crazy-r67?!
u need some edumactin. thank godness u've found DL.
Don't feed the troll.
It's nearly impossible for any born again to misspell Christian, but it's utterly impossible for them to not capitalize the word Christ. Doesn't happen. Move along. This is a fake, folks.
I'm glad to see this thread again. Several months ago there was a Travis thread where someone denied that there was ever a DL thread that mentioned he hired male strippers.
[quote]I think Randy Travis still looks very attractive and I'm not a straight woman. Surely there must have been other gay men like me who found him sexy, so I disagree that he was only liked by the frau brigade
This isn't surprising. There are gay men who think Kevin James and John Goodman are sexy hunks and others who think Lurch (Addams Family) is attractive.
A guy I worked with and became good friends with was 28 and married a 46 year old woman who was attractive in an average way with a normal body (decent boobs, I guess, but not the kind of body that guys stared at). He was really good looking (to both straight and gay), but he fell in love with this woman and never looked back. The funny thing is that he was head over heels for her (she was really, really funny and really, really smart and so was he), but many people assumed from that point on that he was gay. I know he's the exception, not the rule, but it does happen.
That being said, Randy Travis is a big ol' fairy.
Is he still at death's door?
r79 Back in January, I really thought so. He was plastered 24/7 and had several DUI's. I haven't had an update since then.
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