The Archuleta parents filed for divorce years ago and the marriage was "saved" when David won six figures from winning "Star Search." A few weeks ago, the divorce papers were leaked to the media and Jeff got everything - custody, the house, the car, etc. When David won "Star Search," they retracted the divorce filings, bought a $735,000 house in Utah and now they're still married.
Naomi Judd was on "Today" a couple of weeks ago promoting her new reality show and when asked if she watches "Idol," she said she doesn't but has known David Archuleta since he was a kid on "Star Search" (she was one of the judges) and, completely unprovoked, said she wanted to give a shout out to his dad to leave him alone because he had to be held in the security booth at "Star Search" as he got to be so disruptive. She said on the red carpet of the CMAs that he was the worst stage parent she'd ever encountered, and this is a woman whose own mother was a bit of a stage mom.