Reba McEntire & Husband Narvel Blackstock Split After 26 Years Of Marriage


By: Linda Lee

This is truly a shocker…

Getty Images - Jason Merritt

Getty Images – Jason Merritt

Country superstar Reba McEntire and her husband and manager Narvel Blackstock said in a joint statement on Monday that after 26 years of marriage, they have separated.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 30:  (L-R) CEO and President of Big Machine Records Scott Borchetta, Reba McEntire, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge driver Shelby Blackstock pose during the Brickyard 400 Qualifying presented by BigMachineRecords.com on July 30, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BigMachineRecords.com)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 30: (L-R) CEO and President of Big Machine Records Scott Borchetta, Reba McEntire, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge driver Shelby Blackstock pose during the Brickyard 400 Qualifying presented by BigMachineRecords.com on July 30, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BigMachineRecords.com)

Reba and Blackstock have one son together, 25-year-old race car driver Shelby Blackstock.

 

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 28:  (L-R) TV Producer Narvel Blackstock, singers Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXI at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)

PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 28: (L-R) TV Producer Narvel Blackstock, singers Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock attend Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XXI at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)

Narvel also has three other kids from previous relationships, including son Brandon Blackstock, who is married to Kelly Clarkson. McEntire’s estranged husband runs the management company that reps Reba and other high-profile names in country, including Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo, who has worked together for 35 years, will continue to do so, the statement said. A representative declined to comment on whether a divorce was in the works.

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