Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock

Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock (Couple)

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Date Dating 1987
Date Married 3 June 1989
Date Separated May 2015
Date Divorced 28 October 2015
Relationship Type Married
Relationship Status Divorced
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June 3, 1989 - October 28, 2015 (divorced) (1 child)

In 1989, McEntire married her manager and former steel guitar player, Narvel Blackstock. The couple wed in a private ceremony on a boat in Lake Tahoe. Together, the pair took over all aspects of McEntire's career, forming Starstruck Entertainment, which was originally designed to help manage her career. From her second marriage, McEntire inherited three stepchildren and gave birth to a son, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock, on February 23, 1990. After the couple celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary, McEntire stated that the secrets to her enduring marriage were "Respect, faith, love, trust, and lots of patience".

McEntire's stepson Brandon Blackstock is married to McEntire's friend and fellow singer Kelly Clarkson, who is also managed by McEntire's husband. Speaking about their impending marriage in 2013, McEntire stated that she was, "thrilled to death, thrilled to death. To have my buddy as my daughter-in-law, I mean, who could ask for more?"

Country superstar Reba McEntire and her husband and manager Narvel Blackstock announced they are separating after 26 years of marriage.

The two said in a joint statement Monday that they had been separated for the past several months.

"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."

A representative for Big Machine declined to say whether they had filed for divorce.

The Grammy-winning multi-platinum artist's career has spanned across music, television, film and theater and she remains one of country music's most popular artists with No. 1 records in each of the last four decades. The Oklahoma native was the star of the popular "Reba," television show for six seasons and has appeared in 11 films.

Her latest album, "Love Somebody," was released in April and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Blackstock runs a management company that represents McEntire, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.

The couple has one son together, race car driver Shelby Blackstock; Blackstock has three other children from a previous marriage.

McEntire announced in December 2015 that their divorce had been finalized on October 28, 2015. Despite the divorce, McEntire remains very close to her three stepchildren as well as the Blackstock family. She adores her stepchildren's six children and considers them her grandchildren.


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