Arleata Williams, Otis Williams’ ex-wife

Arleata Williams is the ex-wife of Otis Williams. Arleata’s ex-husband, Otis is an American baritone singer. Nicknamed “Big Daddy”, he is occasionally also a songwriter and a record producer. He is the founder and last surviving original member of the Motown vocal group The Temptations, a group in which he continues to perform; he also owns the rights to the Temptations name. Arleata William was the third wife of Williams.

Full NameArleata Goldie Williams
popular asWife of Otis Williams
HusbandOtis Williams
Year married1983.
Year Divorced1997

Arleata and Ottis Williams started dating in 1982 and they got married in 1983. They divorced in 1997. The love birds were married for 14 years before they called it a quit. In Areata’s 14 years of marriage to Williams, they had a child, a daughter, called Elan Carter.

Her daughter, Elean was born on July 3, 1969. Elean became 1994’s Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for June 1994 and the parents divorced in 1997. Arleata Williams’s daughter Elean is now a model, she has modeled all over the world in such places as Mexico, Europe, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.

Arleata’s husband, Ottis becoming interested in music as a teenager, Otis Miles, Jr. adopted his mother’s maiden name for his stage name, and as Otis Williams put together a number of singing groups. These groups included Otis Williams and the Siberians, the El Domingoes, and the Distants. In 1959, The Distants scored a local hit, co-written by Williams and their manager/producer Johnnie Mae Matthews, called “Come On”, with lead vocals by Richard Street.

Arleata Williams

Before marrying Arleata Williams, Ottis married Josephine Rogers in 1961; the couple’s son, Otis Lamont Miles, was born the same year. He and Josephine divorced in 1964. Otis Lamont Miles was a construction worker who died from falling off a building in a workplace accident in Detroit in 1983.

Ottis was engaged to Patti LaBelle. She ended the engagement when he asked her to quit music and become a housewife. Ottis was married to Ann Cain from 1967 to 1973.

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