Who is Arch Kelley III? The Truth About Wynonna Judd’s Ex-husband

Arch Kelley III (born March 23, 1931) is a 91 year old American businessman better known as the ex-husband of Wynonna Judd, an American country music singer who is one of the most widely recognized and awarded female country singers in the world.

Although he became famous due to his ex-wife’s achievements in country music, Kelley comes from a successful American family with history. The couple are no longer together, but the internet still buzzes with Arch Kelley’s name, as many are interested in knowing who the popular country music singer’s first husband is.

Summary of Arch Kelley III’s Biography 

  • Full name: Arch Brown Kelley
  • Nickname: Arch Elley
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: March 23, 1931
  • Arch Kelley’s Age: 91 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Arch Kelley’s Ex-Wife: Wynonna Judd
  • Arch Kelley’s Children: Elijah Judd and Grace Pauline Kelley
  • Arch Kelley’s Parents: Arch sr and Pearl Potts
  • Siblings: Lean and Claudia Kelley
  • Famous for: Ex-Husband To Wynonna Judd

Arch Kelley III was Born in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States of America

Arch Kelley III was born Arch Brown Kelley, on March 23, 1931, in Dickson, a city located in Dickson County in the United States state of Tennessee. Arch is a very private man, and little is known about his family background. Few reports have it that he is the son of Arch Kelley senior and Pearl Potts, who is also from Dickson, Tennesse.

The 91 years old businessman’s ethnicity is white, as is the case of most citizens of Tennesse. Arch Elley, as he is fondly called, is known to have two female siblings; Lean and Claudia Kelley. Little is known about their births and no information about what they are up to currently.

Reports have also not been revealed about his upbringing and what his childhood was like while growing up. If Arch Kelley was educated, that information has not been shared, so we are not certain of the Pre-high, High school, and college institutions he attended during his youthful periods.

Was Arch Kelley III Wynonna Judd’s First Husband?

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Arch Kelley III was the first husband of the multi-award-winning country music goddess Wynonna Judd. They got married on the 21st of January 1996 in a private wedding ceremony that had only closely knitted family members and friends in attendance.

Details of how and where they met are not available to the public as both are known for maintaining a private life. However, 1993 is the year that is reported that Arch first set eyes on his beautiful ex-wife.

They first became friends and then ended up being lovers. They dated for a while before Arch eventually asked for Wynonna’s hand in marriage. After tying the knot, their happily ever after only lasted for 2 years before everything came crashing. The couple got separated and eventually got divorced in the year 1998.

The Businessman and His Ex-Wife Have Two Children

Arch Kelley's Ex Wife
Arch Kelley’s Ex-wife and Son Wynonna Judd and Elijah Judd image source

Arch’s marriage to his famous ex-wife lasted too short, leaving many mouths agape. The reason why the marriage only lasted for a short period of time is unknown to the general public. Although it was mentioned earlier that they were lovers for a period of three years before they tied the knot, what we didn’t mention is that they had a child together before their marriage.

Indeed, Arch Kelley and Wynonna Judd had a child together before they got married. The two were so in love with each other that they consummated the union with the birth of a baby boy. They named the child Elijah Judd, and he was given birth on the 23rd of December 1994. He is currently 27 years old.

Elijah is not the only child they had while they were still a couple. It would seem Arch Kelley had gotten Wynonna, his then-girlfriend, pregnant for the second time before they got married. Six months after the wedding, his ex-wife gave birth to their second child, a baby girl this time, and she was named Grace Pauline Kelley.

Grace was born on the 21st of June 1996, just 2 years younger than her brother Elijah. She is currently 26 years old. Both children were given birth in Nashville, Tennesse, where they spent most of their childhood. While it is unknown Elijah’s whereabouts, Grace has been serving an 8-year jail term for possession, manufacturing, and distribution of methamphetamines since 2018.

Did Arch Kelley III Remarry After his Divorce from Wynonna Judd?

Arch Kelley and Wynonna Judd
Arch Kelley and Ex-wife Wynonna Judd image source

Information regarding his marital status after his divorce from Wynonna Judd is unknown. The 91 years old man is a very private citizen who prefers to keep his private matters what they are, Private. Arch has not revealed anything about his current dating life, however, we can affirm that his ex-wife Wynonna has gone through a series of relationships since after their divorce.

Arch Kelley’s ex-wife Wynonna hooked up and got married to her one-time bodyguard, Daniel Roach. They got married on November 22, 2003, in Tennessee, but like her first, the marriage only survived a short period of time. She filed for a divorce on the 27th of March 2007, following his arrest for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.

After her divorce from Roach, Wynonna met and started dating Scott “Cactus” Moser, best known as the drummer for Highway 101. It is unknown when, where, and how they met, but on December 24, 2011, the two announced their engagement to the public. They married on June 10, 2012, at her home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.

On August 18, 2012, Moser was severely injured in a motorcycle crash in South Dakota. He was on U.S. Route 16 in the Black Hills when he crossed the center line and hit a car, which resulted in his left leg having to be amputated above the knee.

Where is Arch Kelley III Now?

Not much is known about the current whereabouts of Arch Kelley III. The nonagenarian businessman still maintains his privacy and lives quietly at the time that this report was written. People like him are mostly retired and found in caregiving centers for the ages across America. Be that as it may, his last know location was in Tennessee.

We are uncertain of his current marital status. If he is single or not, the information has not been revealed. However the case, his last known relationship status after his divorce was single, so we assume he is still single until further information spring up about him.

As we earlier reported, he has only two children, Elijah and Grace. No information if he had other children apart from those two aforementioned.


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