This Just In: Randy Travis and His Manager Wife Have divorced
NASHVILLE, Tenn. %E2%80%93 Randy Travis and his wife-manager Elizabeth Travis have divorced. Family spokeswoman Maureen O'Connor confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the divorce was final.
No further details were given, but an earlier statement that the couple had "parted ways" said Elizabeth Travis would continue to be Travis' personal manager. The statement said the couple would have no further comment and asked for "respect for their privacy during this time."
Neither could be reached for comment.
The couple has had a 34-year business and personal relationship that began when a teenage Travis won a talent contest at the Charlotte, N.C., nightclub his future wife owned in the mid-1970s with her first husband. They married in 1991.
They moved to Nashville in the early 1980s. Travis was turned down by most of the record labels in town because he was considered too country.
Under her guidance, he eventually landed a record deal and put out his first album, "Storms of Life," in 1985. Soon the singer with the smooth baritone and straight-up style revolutionized the genre, spurring the so-called neotraditionalist movement that produced some of country's biggest stars.
Travis went on to sell millions of albums and has won more than two dozen major awards, including six Grammys. His latest came earlier this year when he won best country collaboration for "I Told You So," a duet with Carrie Underwood.
Wasn''t she his beard? Wonder what''s up w/that?%0D\
Anyone in Nashville got any gossip?
I hate this twat for the hard time he gave Adam Lambert on American Idol. Kept looking like he was smelling a fart and acting all uptight about a guy in nail polish. Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. Wouldn''t be at all surprised about the rumors.
Travis, on facing tabloid rumors of being gay and publicly revealing his relationship with his manager, Lib: "After that came out, it wasn''t long after, that at a radio seminar I sat down with a man to do an interview. And, of course, that came up. I just explained to him right off the bat. I said, ''Look. Lib and I have been living together for 10 years. Uh, we are not married.'' I was advised by Warner Bros. not to talk about that early on in the career of being signed with them. That was just their advice from a press standpoint."
Wow! I just heard one of his songs over the PA system in the grocery store 2 days ago! And now this news breaks! I must be psychic!!!!
The divorce was about money, or Randy is about to come out.
[quote]Wow! I just heard one of his songs over the PA system in the grocery store 2 days ago! And now this news breaks! I must be psychic!!!!%0D\
You''re not, but Safeway is.
Maybe he wants children.
"After a while," Travis said, "I just couldn''t stand living a lie anymore. My heart belongs to Big Red, and it always has."
always so sad when a sham marriage implodes.
"The divorce was about money, or Randy is about to come out."%0D\
He does Christian music now...he''s not coming out.%0D\
He is definitely gay though, I know two different guys who''ve seen him at gay bars in Nashville (years ago)%0D\
OK, R-15, because two people you know "supposedly" saw RT in "gay bars years ago", that :"definitely" makes "him gay"? Get a grip.\
I''d like RT to own it if he were gay, but that is the most ridiculous claim I''ve heard here in a long time. Keep trying...
You know both Travis and Tim McGraw were busted for hustling when they were younger don''t you?
remember how he drooled over Kris Allen on AI?
R16 is delusional. My friends didn''t "supposedly" see him in gays bars - they definitely did.%0D\
The rumors about him have been going around since the 80s, for chrissakes. %0D\
He married his manager a couple weeks after the Globe tabloid outed him.%0D\
You are the only one who thinks he''s straight.
I didn''t say I think he''s straight. I said I think your claim is ridiculous, which it is. You need more than a drunken friend''s recollection to be making statements that include "definitely".
[quote]You need more than a drunken friend''s recollection to be making statements that include "definitely".%0D\
[quote]She is 20 years older than him.\
He looks older than her now in r6''s foto.
[quote] A friend of mine saw him (Fred) in a gay bar years ago and told me Dino is hung like a horse and likes to give it to Barney in the arse, he''s definitely gay.
His Mom worked at a plant that my company owned. I met her once and heard Randy was well known by her coworkers. No word on him being gay but he retired his mom so that makes him a good son if nothing else.
Maybe in the next reincarnation or two, God will let Abe Lincoln try life as a straight man.
This is for the annoying fat frau at R16/R20 and R23:\
"DataLounge -get your fix of gay gossip, news and pointless bitchery."\
GAY GOSSIP, you stupid bitch. Now fuck off.
R-26, you type like a rager who likes to fight, then make up with big cock sex. \
Gossip all you want, but when you are wrong you''re WRONG. Because you need to rely on some dumb-ass story from idiot intoxicated friends in polka dot Gap blouses circa 1987 speaks volumes about you. \
Go to your bar now.
Wow, I haven''t had a polkadot blouse since WilliWear 1993.\
Randy''s gay, R27; the dots don''t lie.
LOL! What makes it nauseating is its insecurity, not Randy''s gay.
[quote] I spread rumors based on the observations of my alcoholic friend''s observations of years past. I pride myself on spreading my vile spew just because I can, then I call people fat (when really what I need is approval). \
I do all this whilst wearing my WilliWear polka dot caftan, licking the creamed chipped beef off my stubby fingers.\
Off to the bar now to spew my vomit! I''m naughty!
I usually think that all the botox and face surgery is pathetic, but in the case of Randy Travis, send him to the Emergency Entrance ASAP. Those aren''t just wrinkles on his face; that''s the Grand Canyon of the East.
Big surprise. The shrikes are busy getting their last words in. Such rounds of unaccustomed topping, I suppose, must leave them giddy.\
Travis always looks uncomfortable in his own skin to me. I''ve heard from engineers from his recording sessions that he''s murder to work with because he can''t sing on key to save his life for any extended period of time, but he''s always very polite and quietly kind.\
He just seems like a kid who was taken in, fixed up, and who learned to keep his secrets (whatever they are). Now he''s middle-aged and the career isn''t what it was and it''s time to drop some of the baggage, but not too far. She''s still the manager. Lord.
bitch, my polka dot blouse is comme des garcons, so suck it!
I have a couple of 40 year old straight female friends from Nashville and even they know that Randy is gay. It''s fairly common knowledge. %0D\
Randy was checking out Kris Allen so openly that The Soup named it the 20th best clip of 2009.
Randy Travis & Tim McGraw were busted in their youth for hustling? When did this happen?%0D\
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I''ve heard the Randy rumor but not the Tim McGraw gossip. It doesn''t surprise me, though. Any man who loves wearing tight jeans that accentuate his package like that HAS to be gay. Right?
[quote]ny man who loves wearing tight jeans that accentuate his package like that HAS to be gay. Right?\
[quote]You know both Travis and Tim McGraw were busted for hustling when they were younger don''t you?\
Oh you ignorant queer! There has NEVER been any rumor about Tim McGraw hustling in his youth or at any other time. Just because you read what some other ignorant queer wrote somewhere doesn''t make it true. \
Someone should take you out back and beat you to within an inch of your life.
[quote] Travis always looks uncomfortable in his own skin to me. I''ve heard from engineers from his recording sessions that he''s murder to work with because he can''t sing on key to save his life for any extended period of time, but he''s always very polite and quietly kind.\
Worthy of note\
[quote] bitch, my polka dot blouse is comme des garcons, so suck it!\
that clip with kris allen is a hoot!
It''s common knowledge in Nashville that she was his beard. Does this mean a b/f is going to soon appear?
I think randy only married his manager so he could get a start in music.I realy like his music. I wish him all my prays on his recocery.