McEntire, Blackstock announce separation
Monday, August 3, 2015
– Reba McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, who is also her manager, are separating after 26 years of marriage, they announced today.
"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, McEntire's label. "They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time."
An Associated Press report said they had separated for several months.
Blackstock was a member of McEntire's band in 1980 when her career was starting. Both McEntire and Blackstock were previously married. They have one son together, Shelby. His son, Brandon, is married to singer Kelly Clarkson, who Blackstock also manages through his management company.
McEntire released her most recent album, "Love Somebody," in April on the Nash Icon label. She has done a Las Vegas residency with Brooks & Dunn.
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