Timothy Crawford Jr.

Timothy Crawford Jr. is known as a former pro football player for the NFL and the ex-husband of gospel singer, Yolanda Adams.


Timothy Crawford Jr. was born on December 17, 1962 in Houston, Texas. There are no known records about the identity of his parents or of any siblings. He grew up in the city of Houston. As a young man, he attended Kashmere High School. He later progressed to college and enrolled into Texas Tech.

He is an African American man standing at an impressive 6’4” which makes him very tall. He also has an athletic physique which adds to his impressive posture. His body was meant for pro sports.


Timothy was drafted into the NFL a couple of years after he graduated from high school. In 1986, he attended the NFL Draft at the age of 24 along with some other notable names like Lesli O’Neal, Jim Everest, and Chuck Long. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He spent a single season with the club in 1987. This makes his NFL career a short one without any notable titles or accolades to his name.

When he quit the NFL, he became a financial adviser for a host of companies. The first floor of his home contained his office where he carried out his various businesses activities and operations.

Marriage to A Grammy Singer

He was once married to Yolanda, a beautiful gospel singer that he dated for some years before tying the knot in 1997. While he had a short football career, his wife was a successful actress and singer with over 8 million album sold. She is an accomplished gospel singer regarded by many people as one of the greatest gospel musicians of all time. Apart from singing, Yolanda is also a record producer and an actress.

Adams and Crawford are parents to their wonderful daughter, Taylor Adams Crawford. In an interview with Gospel Flava, Tim’s ex wife, Yolanda Adams spoke about her music career. As a singer, she made many television appearances and also toured around the country. She has been a frequent collaborates with famous Gospel acts like Hopeville and Sisters In The Spirit. She has no issues partnering with other members of the gospel community because she doesn’t think there is anything more beautiful than sharing the gospel together.

The Grammy Award winning singer has always been open to the people in her industry, "You have to understand that the gospel community is so family-oriented. We are always on tour together and on programs together. Now that we’re getting a lot of the mainstream coverage, we’re in places where we’re like the minority. We always hang together and sit together, so we’re really a family. The great thing about gospel music is that since it’s such a small genre, we are really there for one another.”


Yolanda has performed with the same acts over and over again because of the close knit nature of the music genre, “I think that’s why we’re so united when it comes to participating with one another. Donnie, Kirk, and I have done Hopeville like five times. We’ve been all over doing concerts and things together prior to Hopeville. The same thing is true with Fred Hammond. I’ve worked with Fred for years and years and years. CeCe Winans is such a doll. This is like a twenty-year family relationship and it’s hard to break those kinds of ties. Of course, we don’t want to break them because we’re one another’s friends, best supporters, and number one fans. It’s just a beautiful thing."

Yolanda started off as a jazz musician before she went into gospel, "The transition was pretty easy for me because I never was really a traditional gospel singer. I’ve always had the jazz background. The love for jazz that I have has always allowed me the chance to be on a more mainstream level. ‘Gotta Have Love’ was actually the first song that crossed over for me into BET’s more mainstream videos.”

Sadness of Divorce

The couple of Yolanda and Timothy was married for less than eight years before they went for a divorce in 2004 citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. This was a big surprise to everybody because their marriage was seen to be perfect. It was implied in an interview that he granted to a newspaper that they were perfectly fine. Some sources speculated that spousal abuse was the reason for the divorce but this allegation was not confirmed by anybody or any source.

It was also reported that Adams was harassed by Crawford which led to her stress and a miscarriage of her second child. In an interview, she made a blunt comment about their end, “Somebody doesn’t have to do something to get divorced as it is a myth. Sometimes thing doesn't fit anymore for some reason.” She also said that people should support a person’s feeling and space when they give up.

Since he parted ways with Yolanda, there has not been any news of him being associated with any other woman or any relationship. Yolanda has moved on since their marriage hit the rocks.

Life After Yolanda

After divorcing Yolanda, he has kept a very private life. He is not known as someone who is frequently socializing or involved in many dates with women. In regards to social media, he has kept his distance from that too. He has no account on any social networking site. This has worked to keep him away from the privy eye of the public.

While the net worth of this former football player is unknown, his ex wife is estimated to be worth a staggering $5 million. Even though his ex wife makes more money than him, he is not ashamed. He is happy that his ex wife is able to provide a wealthy life for their daughter. Even though his football career was very short, he is living a comfortable life away from the attention of the media. He just wants to focus on his business and his home life.

Last Modified: Mar 13, 2020

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