Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock Split After 26 Years

Kimberly RipleyLife

Share this Post

Reba McEntire and husband Narvel Blackstock have called it quits after 26 years of marriage. The country superstar and the talent management exec issued a joint statement via their rep on Monday.

"Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other," the statement read. "They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time."

The statement continued, saying that Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock have been separated for several months already. It is uncertain whether one of the two has filed for divorce.

Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire have one son together. Shelby Blackstock is a race car driver. Narvel has three children from a previous marriage. One of them--Brandon Blackstock--is married to singer Kelly Clarkson.

Narvel Blackstock runs the company that not only manages Reba McEntire, but manages other high profile country stars including Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.

Do you suppose it might be difficult for Narvel to continue managing Reba's highly successful, decades-old career now that the two have split up?

Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock's split no doubt saddens many fans. She has long been revered as one of few superstars whose marriage has withstood the test of time--more than two decades of time.

Surely more information about Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock's split is forthcoming. Do you expect there was cheating involved?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.