Who is Arleata Williams?
Arleata Williams is widely known for being the ex-wife of Otis Williams whom she was married to for close to a decade and a half. Now, Otis Williams is a popular American baritone singer, who is also an irregular writer, record producer, and songwriter. He is also known as the founder of the highly-rated Motown vocal group, “The Temptations,” for which he is the last surviving original member.
Without further delay, I would be sharing details about Arleata Williams and other interesting facts about her. Before I continue, let’s take a look at her profile summary.
|Date of birth
|October 30, 1941
|United States of America
|Otis Williams’s ex-wife
Arleata Williams Biography
Arleata ‘Goldie’ Williams was born in her home country, the United States of America. As a US native, she holds American citizenship by birth. She has black kinky long hair, a black pair of eyes, and a black skin color, not to mention, an ancestry traced back to Africa. With these, she is classified under the Afro-American ethnic background in the US.
Although Arleata Carter did not care for fame – it came anyway. And, because fame was never her cup of tea, she started living an even more private life after she and her lover, Otis Williams, parted ways in 1997. In this regard, details about her early life, educational background, and career have remained obscure. She definitely has an Elementary School graduate certification and a High School Diploma, at the minimum.
Arleata Williams Marriage and Divorce
Arleata Williams and her now-divorced husband, Otis Williams, tied their wedding knot in a private wedding party that was held in the United States in 1983. According to reports, the lovers dated for a year, between 1982 and 1983 before getting married. They don’t have any children together, but Arleata Goldie Williams had her first and only child from her previous romantic relationship on July 3, 1969 (53 years old), whom she named Elean Carter. She was married to a man named Carter and after she got married to Otis Williams, Otis technically became Elean Carter’s foster father.
Otis and Arleata were married for fourteen years but divorced from each other in 1997 over marital issues they described as “irreconcilable differences.” Arleata and Otis moved on. And, while Arleata Williams stayed away from the spotlight and remained single, her now ex-husband, Otis, got into another relationship as he did before marrying Arleata. He has been in two marriages before marrying Arleata – Josephine Rogers, and Ann Cain. His marriage to his first wife, Josephine in 1961 lasted for three years, but it gave birth to a son, Otia Lamont Miles, who died in 1985 at 24. Ann Cain became Otis’s second wife from 1967 till 1973.
Then came Arleata into Otis’s life in 1982. After she divorced Otis, she remained single.
Arleata Williams Husband
Arleata’s ex-husband, Otis Williams, was born on October 30, 1941, as Otis Miles Jr. to Otis Miles and Hazel Louise Williams in Texarkana, Texas, in the United States of America. He is 82 years old and was raised in a split home as his parents divorced from each other shortly after his birth. His mother, Hazel Louise Williams, took custody of him and remarried. Otis’ mom relocated to Detroit, Michigan with her newly married husband, so Otis stayed with his grandmothers in Texarkana for a couple of years. At ten, Otis’ mother, Hazel Louise, relocated him to Detroit, where he lived with his mom’s husband; his stepfather.
Because of the circumstances surrounding his family and life, Arleata Williams’ ex-husband, Otis Miles, Jr. dropped his father’s last name for his mother’s maiden name, a reason he is now known as Otis Williams.
As the only surviving member of the musical group, “The Temptation,” Arleata’s husband is now the sole owner of its production rights – this group was popular for nearly five decades.
Popular platinum-selling singers, including Dennis Edwards, David Ruffin, former Distant Richard Street, Ron Tyson, Damon Harris, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Ray Davis, former Spinners singer G. C. Cameron, and Theo Peoples, to mention only a few have all been members of this soul music group. But, their tragic flaws such as cocaine addiction, hubris, and broken relationships led to the failure of this one-time most successful group.
Williams and writer Patricia Romanowski later wrote Otis Williams’ autobiography which also contained the group’s history in a book titled, “The Temptation” and published on November 1, 1988.
Ten years after its publication (November 1, 1998), the NBC TV Network adapted this book into its NBC television mini-series, “The Temptations.” Allan Arkush was the director, while Jay Benson, Otis Williams, and Shelly Berger were the producers. Hallmark Entertainment, De Passe Entertainment, and Babelsberg International Film Production acted as the production companies through which this TV series aired two episodes in one season.
Arleata Williams Daughter
Arleata’s daughter, Elean Carter, is a famous American model, and actress. She was born on July 3, 1969, in Nutley, New Jersey, in the United States of America. Arleata Williams’ only child, Elean, has modeled for different big brands and appeared in several magazine publications. In the early 1990s, she was chosen by Playboy Magazine as its Playmate of the Month for its June 1994 publication. Since then, she has appeared in several Playboy Magazine videos.
Elean has made appearances in several TV shows and series including;
- Private Eye
- Team Knight Rider
- Mike Hammer
- Black Scorpion
From Mexico to Europe and then Jamaica, to the Bahamas, Elean Carter has, more or less, modeled across the world since her career took a professional turn. She has appeared on stage with other top musical artists such as Jacksons, Duran Duran, Tone-Loc, Bobby Brown, and Richard Marx, to mention only a few. Looking at her career portfolio, Carter has achieved great success and earned a good fortune from it.
Not forgetting to mention, Arleata Williams’ daughter, Elean Carter, is married to Keith Austin, with whom she gave her mom a grandson named Trace Austin.
Arleata Williams Net worth
Arleata Goldie Williams does not have an estimated net worth. Her ex-husband, Otis Williams, has an estimated net worth of between $8 million and $10 million of which she is entitled to a part. On the other hand, Arleata’s daughter, Elean Carter, has an estimated net worth of about $7 million. She earns about $8k thousand per week, about $32k thousand, and approximately $4 million per year.
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