November 1st, 2010
12:30 PM ET
Randy Travis and his wife, Elizabeth, have split after 19 years of marriage and 34 years of working together, their publicist confirmed to CNN. Their divorce became final on Friday, October 29.
“Elizabeth and Randy Travis have agreed to part ways,” the official statement said. “Elizabeth will remain Mr. Travis' personal manager. They do not intend to comment any further and ask for your respect for their privacy during this time.”
Randy, a well-respected country singer and occasional actor, has won six CMAs, nine ACMs, 10 AMAs and six Grammys.
The couple met when the then 17-year-old Randy was performing in a Charlotte, North Carolina, club that Elizabeth owned. “Lib” and Randy moved to Nashville together soon after where she hired him as a cook and singer at “The Nashville Place.” Their romance developed and they married in 1991. She is 17 years his senior.
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