Here’s one to file in your “Nope, not surprised” folder. David Archuleta’s parents have filed for divorce. Back in January, you may recall, David’s dad, Jeff Archuleta was busted for soliciting a prostitute in Utah. The news didn’t leak to the press until June, but it looks like by then, the marriage was already over.
via Radar Online:
Less than a month after he was arrested during a sting operation at a massage parlor in Utah, James Jeffrey Archuleta — the father of American Idol runner-up David — filed for divorce from his wife of over twenty years Lupe Marie. RadarOnline.com has all of the details, including the legal papers.
The couple had previously filed for divorce in 2002 but reconciled soon after David placed first in the Star Search competition. Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, the couple will share joint physical custody of their three minor children (they have five children in all). Lupe will have one night less of custody than James Jeffrey per year.
James Jeffrey requested that Lupe pay an approximate $349 in child support each month, though they will split any additional costs regarding the children and have waved any alimony requests. As for their house in Murray, Utah, they have agreed to sell the house and split the proceeds.
I met David and his father at a radio event in Boston last year. David was absolutely endearing–sweet as could be. His dad was nice enough, but very oily, you know? He reminded me of a used car salesman. He was co-managing David at the time. I would imagine, since the news of his arrest broke, he’s keeping a low profile. Sad.