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.
i highly dout randy travis reads this but if he does i have somethin to say
Randy travis ur a great guy and have a god given voice but if u ever come to oklahoma u need to come to gracemont,ok its a small town but we r really country and very religous town if u did come i would so go even if my dad said no lol....Love you randy
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i heard he was gay before he got married...you can't be a Christian and gay at the same time....i wouldn't bet my eternity on it.....
I agree fuoly with everything Izzy said on Nov. 2. Randy is a great performer and Lib came around at the perfect time.
She did a lot to turn Randy around to the guy he is and I, for one, will always be grateful to her for that.
I understand where Chrissy comes from (post of 11/10) but while I understand her
position, and while I do not like the cheating, you do not want a guy to stay in a marriage
that has no love in it. I believe, in my heart, that Randy is doing the right thing–he just
didn't do it correctly.
Randy, I will still look forward to any new songs that you may have.
They are getting a divorce because he has been seeing another woman. And he is going to marry her when the divorce is finalized. I thought he was a born-again Christian. Adultery goes against what the Bible teaches.
Her name is Mary!
I've been a fan of Randy Travis for over 20 years and I hope his career keeps right on going. I've heard the gay rumors since BEFORE he married Lib, as well as the marriage-of-convenience thing, too... also heard he had an affair. I'll just never mind the rumors for now and see what happens. He's still a great entertainer.
Too bad ,so sad - they both look like they are in their late 80's –sorry.Good Luck
Leave em alone
I think its a shame. I like Randy; he's wonderful singer. Hope everything works out for them.
I recall that shortly after they were married Randy said that they just got married because it would keep the young gals from chasing after him. It was just a marriage of convience.
J hope ever thing does good. Randy dont u play on tv with your dauther. What does she think?
He couldn't love her forever.......
Hey cheef, in harrys defense, ET is not his user name, its eastern time.
I was surprised when Randy and Elizabeth got married in the first place. I'm surprised it lasted this long simply because of the age difference. Randy is a great singer. She must be a great manager. But in this case maybe they ought to consider a clean break. Why drag the misery on? Oh well, it's there lives. Best wishes to both of them.
After so many years, why even divorce? They have been together long enough at a certain age, why even go through the hassel of divorce?
I have been a Randy Travis fan for 23 years. I whole heartedly wish nothing but the best for them. And those of you that can only come up with false and cruel things to say need to grow up. somethings happen in a marriage and people have to agree to disagree and go their seperate ways. I think they are handling it with amazing class. I wont lie, i want to be the next Mrs.Travis. LoL. But I will give him some time first. LoL.
More than 3 decades together . . . that is wayyyyyyyyy longer than the majority of people in the entertainment biz .
Given their $$$$$$$$ , neither will probably be lonely for long .
she looks like stevie nicks
i hope he & Barry Manillow live happily ever after together.
Don't know when photo above was taken, but I think she looks better, and maybe even a little younger, than he does. He's a nice-looking guy, just doesn't have a "bright" look, to me. Hope he hasn't run off with a young bimbo after his wife's brains have guided his career. Not to take away from his incredible talent, of course, but it is doubtful even Elvis would have been the success he was without the Col. Parker.
The entertainmnet of these articles are all of your comments....I get on these story to see how people act so ugly....Very entertaining....
Well Randy went thru Libs menepause...and shes on Social Security now....makes sense....Randy will be better than ever now! Go for it!
U guys need 2 leave randy travis and his wife alone. whatever goes on thats thats their business. not alls. people just get in everyones business where it shouldnt be. people need 2 worry about their problem.
no one is calling him gay because he is getting divorced. He was already gay, which is why he got married, to try to hide it.
Sorry to hear about the split. Randy Travis is a phenomenal, under-rated musician and a devoted Christian. Best of luck to both of them during this difficult time.
Maybe she's leaving him for a younger man : D
Why is it that people have to call someone gay when they divorce? The world that we live in has become a sick place. What goes on in his life is his business. I wish them both the best of luck in their futures.
Divorce Was Given By The Lord In Cases Of Adultery And Treachery Trust Me There Was Treachery Trust In Louisiana Coitus Between 17 Year Old Gay Randy And The 34 Year Old Tranny Mrrs Travis Is A Felony
Hey Randy, why the long face?
I know this is supposed to be serious, I'm really enjoying the lighter side. LOL!!!
Using all caps can be looked as writing with big fat preschool crayons.
So, if she was 17 and he was 34 when the romance started we would be calling him a sicko.
No, You'd be calling him Jerry Lee Lewis.
Thanks for that one, Hutch. I can't stop laughing.
the whole marriage was a cover-up for him being gay to begin with. They had to do it to squash the rumors because it would have sunk his career at the time.
All of u r pathetic.Give Randy Travis a break.Things just didnt go well for the both of them.
This is a RECIPE FOR DISASTER!! You can not have your EX-WIFE managing you!!!! BAD BAD MOVE
I met Randy and Elizabeth several times when I lived in Reno, NV. They are a super nice couple and he was ever the gentleman and she was very sweet. He is as true as the songs that he sings. Just a good ole boy! I hate to see them split, but that is between them and I wish them all the luck as they go through the next chapter in their life. God bess ya'll!
Im glad to see people have feelings when it comes to divorce! Its about Mr. Travis and his wife yet you people make it about yourself! Divorce is hard and my prayer got to Randy and Elizabeth!
Thats right Marin, Im the moron with 15,000 hrs up here with no accidents, no injuries. Ive got crazy skills up here, the guys on the ground are amazed because there is no other operator that can do what I do...but ya, Im the moron and your the Cheech
a crane operator? Well dont you have the most respected job in the world, no accidents too huh? Good Job you deserve a cookie!!
I knew he was out of the closet awhile ago. My sister toured with Merle haggard and Gretchen Wilson. Things are talked about. STILL love his music.
Bullcrap. Blah Blah. Gretchen Wilson wouldn't have a clue about Randy Travis being gay. The facts are that he isn't. I'm sick of all this "my cousins brother is a big to do in nashville and knows he's gay" crap. Get a life.
ID LIKE TO COUGAR ME UP SOME YOUNG BOYS
So he is 51 and she is 68 – is divorcing her elder abuse? Best of luck to you Lib – maybe you can find a nice 45 year old if former Mrs. H Hogan can cougar up herself a young one you can too!!!
my uncle is a crane operator. He made 150K last year
actually, Im a crane operator during the day and yes, at times I am the tooth fairy, the Eastes bunny...even Santa Clause
So you are operating heavy equipment while finding a way to 'kill time?" Moron
"Umm.. I was just kidding about that 'forever and ever amen' bit."
pity Me all you want fool, Im just killing time at work, making $45/hr...soon I will go home to my beautiful wife and adorable kids but you will still be miserable and alone
and next you'll be telling us you're the tooth fairy.... who is paying you $45 an hour while you're screwing around 'killing time?" They should be pitied. Are you a liar or a Loser?
I get paid 85/hr and sometimes I also sit around doing nothing, in between days and weeks of furiously doing my job. If you don't make more than 35-45 hour you don't really get it. I also have a friend who makes 10grand a WEEK and she feels underpaid (and probably is). Dropping into low-iq sites like this, once in a while, helps keep us techie people sane (saner than the people making 10 bucks an hour anyway). AND I'm 64 years old, so that contradicts the bull that there aren't jobs out there, even for fat old women like me... because I get offers every week, and I'm not even looking. If you can't say the same thing, then shame on you! STUDY, LEARN GROW LIVE YOUR DREAM. It's still possible.
I AM NOT U RETERD
if there really was a god, the A-Team would have never been cancelled, and poor cheefsfury would not have been born retarded
love you randy traivs alway been you 1 fan of your music i told you so is my favorite song i always wanted to meet you in person your so amazing i love you voice and you songs great singer in the world i always love you and your songs your so wonderfull every thing that you do your favorite fan becky
Come out of what?? No freakin way!!
How much you wanna bet he'll come out soon?
Susan: That is messed up ;)
That would be a sucker bet.
Randy is not going to come out...other than to admit that he is marrying someone else. He happened to have an affair with our dentist's wife here in the Dallas area...her name is Mary..Google it. He is going to marry her. Even though he and his ex-wife will remain friends and she as her business Manager. Sad, but true.
wow, you really put Me in My place with all those big letters...
BIG LETTERS MEAN IM SERIOUS BIZNESS
Here's a related story: You automatically contradict yourself by making any comment at all. In fact, the effort you put forth by navigating to this page and typing a worthless comment shows that you do, indeed, care. Maybe you care more about being an ignoramus than relative human emotion – because you're good at it! So, go boil your head. Believe me, you won't be missed.
And in a related story, nobody cares.
LOL U CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE YOURE WAY TO CNN THEN CLICK ENTERTANMENT AND THEN CLICK ON THE RANDY TRAVIS STORY AND TYPE OUT YOUR SUPER AWESOME CLEVAR NICK NAME THAT I WAS USING WHEN I WAS 11 THEN TRY TO BE FUNNY WITH YOUR TYPICAL NO ONE CARES
For once, cheefsfury has a point (minus all the caps).
If you didn't care, what compelled you to comment? Is it a desperate cry for attention? The only thing you're getting in response is attention out of pity. Yes, I pity the fool.
Randy Travis is a great country singer. His wife came along at the right time in his life to help him get his career started. I never thought they would divorce. Hope everything works out well for both of them.
THEY ARE DIVORCING AFTER 19 YEARS TOGETHER...BUT SHE WILL REMAIN HIS BUSINESS MANAGER AND ASK FOR
PRIVACY DURING THIS TIME....GIMME A BREAK
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