So sad. Another Hollywood couple has called it quits. Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock were married for 26 years, but in a joint statement, they revealed they are splitting up. Find out all the details here!
First, it was Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. And now, Reba McEntire, 60, and Narvel Blackstock, 58, are the latest country music stars to end their marriage. Reba and Narvel released a joint statement on Aug. 3, saying they’ll continue to work together, but they’re ending their 26-year marriage.
“Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other,” the duo said in a statement from Big Machine Label Group. “They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time.”
At this time, it’s unclear if the couple has filed for divorce, but they’ve already been separated for several months, according to The Associated Press. And this is interesting because Reba recently released a new song, titled “Going Out Like That,” which is about moving on after a breakup. Could the song have been written about her own split? Considering this new revelation, it’s quite possible.
Reba, whose 40 year career spans across music, television, film and theater, is one of the most iconic country music stars ever. And Narvel actually runs a management company that represents Reba, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. The couple has one son together, race car driver Shelby Blackstock, while Narvel has three other children from a previous marriage, including Brandon Blackstock, who is married to Kelly Clarkson.
This is so heartbreaking, but just like the theme song from Reba’s hit TV show, Reba, we have a feeling she’ll be a “survivor.”
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— Chris Rogers