Who is George Twitty?: Beth Halloway’s Ex-husband

By | September 5, 2023
Who is George Twitty?: Beth Halloway's Ex-husband

George Twitty is a businessman from Alabama who married American speech pathologist and motivational speaker Elizabeth Ann Holloway in 2000. Not much is known about the marriage and personal life. Some sources say George Twitty was formally married to Mrs. Wendy Cook before marrying Elizabeth Holloway. It is stated that George Twitty had a son with his ex-wife named George Bradley Twitty Jr. and had stepchildren with Elizabeth Holloway. 

George Twitty’s career path

Sources say George Twitty was a businessman but does not state precisely what he did for a living. However, some say he was involved in the movie industry and contributed to several movie series and appearances in talk shows like The O’Reilly Factor (2005), a Fox News talk show. Also, he appeared on the Larry King Live Show, a well-known and contentious journalist who hosts this CNN call-in talk program. Another debate show he appeared in is Hannity and Colmes.

How many children does George Twitty have?

Before George Twitty wed Elizabeth Holloway, he was legally married to Mrs. Wendy Cook. George Twitty had a son with Wendy Cook, George Bradley Twitty Jr. The web captures a beautiful marriage of George Bradley Twitty Jr. and Kristen Grace Gessler on February 9 at Seaside Chapel in Seaside, Florida. The Rev. Bob Dean conducted the ceremony at 5 o’clock. The wedding reception took place in Seaside, at Lyceum Lawn.

George Twitty divorced Wendy Cook and married Elizabeth Holloway in the year 2000. They got divorced after six years of incompatibility issues. George Twitty was a stepfather to Elizabeth’s children, Matthew, a younger son, and Natalee Ann, born in Memphis, Tennessee 1986.

George Twitty’s missing stepdaughter

George Twitty’s stepdaughter Natalee Holloway, a Mountain Brook High School graduate, vanished in Aruba in May 2005 while on a graduation trip with her friends. Two locals, Joran van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers, were last seen leaving a nightclub with her. When Natalee didn’t show up for her trip home, it raised eyebrows and attracted media attention.

Natalee’s mother, Beth Twitty, immediately left for Aruba with her ex-husband, George Twitty and friends to look for her daughter. Authorities received information from them on the final individuals seen with Natalee, especially Joran van der Sloot. Beth Twitty said that the three men, notably van der Sloot, may have sexually abused or raped her daughter and that they knew more about Natalee’s disappearance than they were saying.

Natalee Holloway’s whereabouts remained unclear despite widespread media attention and inquiries, and her case sparked debate and criticism. Beth Twitty came under fire for claiming that only van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers were responsible for the alleged group rape and sexual assault. Others blamed her for not looking into alternative explanations for her daughter’s abduction.

Joran van der Sloot was the subject of undercover exposés and taped conversations that were released, and these developments in the case led to accusations that he had dropped Natalee’s corpse into the Caribbean. Additionally, Beth Twitty authored a book titled “Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith,” which details the occasions leading up to her daughter’s abduction, the investigation that followed, and the challenges her family encountered in their search for their daughter.

Based on Beth Twitty’s book, a TV movie named “Natalee Holloway” was shown in 2009. Tracy Pollan played the lead role. Beth Twitty was the target of Joran van der Sloot’s effort to extort $25,000 in exchange for information about Natalee, but he gave false information, leading to extortion charges.

Van der Sloot was apprehended in Chile in 2010 and subsequently jailed for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru. In Natalee Holloway’s case, extortion and wire fraud accusations led to his extradition to the United States. Beth Twitty’s relentless search for information about her daughter’s abduction drew much media attention and criticism worldwide.

Beth Holloway: George Twitty’s ex-wife

The media does not talk much about George Twitty’s first wife, Wendy Cook, but we know a bit about the life of his recent ex-wife, Elizabeth Holloway. Elizabeth Ann Holloway, a speech therapist and motivational speaker from the United States, was born in 1960. Elizabeth Ann Reynolds was given the name Holloway; she was reared in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, by her parents, Ann (née Nichols) and Paul Mundell Reynolds. Later, she made Tennessee her home and place of employment. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and a minor in special education. At Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where she completed her studies, she earned a master’s degree in speech pathology.

She rose to prominence in the worldwide media after her teenage daughter, Natalee, vanished in 2005 while visiting Aruba for her high school graduation. Holloway became a speaker on personal safety after her daughter’s abduction. She established the Natalee Holloway Resource Center to assist families of missing individuals and the International Safe Travels Foundation to educate the public about safe travel practices.

After marrying David Holloway, a fellow college student, Beth Reynolds relocated to Jackson, Mississippi. They have a younger son, Matthew, and a daughter named Natalee Ann, born in Memphis, Tennessee 1986. She was responsible for raising her two children alone when the marriage split in 1993.

Holloway relocated to Mountain Brook, Alabama, with her kids in 2000 after marrying George “Jug” Twitty, an Alabama businessman. Jug Twitty filed for divorce on December 29, 2006, claiming that the couple had “such a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together.” Beth and her son Matthew are currently residing in Birmingham, Alabama.