Randy Travis and Wife Elizabeth Divorce
It's a bad week for country music marriages. Randy Travis and his wife/manager, Elizabeth Travis, have divorced, according to the Associated Press. Randy's spokeswoman Maureen O'Conner confirmed to the AP that the divorce was final today (Oct. 29).
According to a statement obtained by Country Weekly, "Elizabeth and Randy Travis have agreed to part ways. 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."
The couple has had a 34-year business and personal relationship that began when a teenage Randy won a talent contest at the Charlotte, N.C., nightclub his future wife owned in the mid-1970s with her first husband. Randy and Elizabeth moved to Nashville in the early 1980s. Under Elizabeth's guidance, he eventually landed a record deal and put out his first album, Storms of Life, in 1985.
The couple married in 1991.
On Wednesday, we reported that Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Tish, had begun divorce proceedings.