A year after their silver wedding anniversary, Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire announced that they have severed their ties. In McEntire’s website, a joint statement was posted, revealing a separation which begun few months ago.
“Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other. They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so,” said the statement.
“They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time,” the brief statement said.
It was in 1989 that McEntire and Blackstock tied the knot in a private boat wedding ceremony in Lake Tahoe. Their union created Starstruck Entertainment, which was conceived to manage McEntire’s career, but spawned into a successful artist management company.
The couple has been blessed with a son who became a famous racer, Steven McEntire Blackstock, born a year after on February 23. In a report, Reba disclosed the secrets to have her marriage last for 12 years, citing, “Respect, faith, love, trust and lots of patience.”
Before her marriage to television producer, Reba first married Charlie Battles, a rancher, while Blackstock has three children from a previous partner. Blackstock has since managed McEntire’s career.
Preceding the separation announcement was the singer being seen hanging out with some close friends. Little did her fans know that in a post from Instagram two days ago, that of her having lunch with a friend, she was already weathering her future alone.