Reba McEntire has announced that she will be separating from husband and manager, Narvel Blackstock, after 26 years of marriage. The two released the news in a joint statement and made the announcement on August 3rd.
It seems the couple has been separated for several months now, and that this has been coming for quite some time. In the following statement from Big Machine Label Group they stated that:
"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. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time."
The pair have one son, Shelby Blackstock, while Narvel Blackstock has three other children from previous relationships. One of those children includes Brandon Blackstock, whom is married to singer Kelly Clarkson. In years past, McEntire and Clarkson have been extremely close, creating several records together and performing together on numerous occasions.
McEntire's latest album was released in April titled "Love Somebody", debuting at No. 3. She also has a single about to drop on Wednesday. While Blackstock, runs the management company that reps high-profile names including Blake Shelton and Clarkson.
Tweet from McEntire's personal twitter account reveals new single set to be released on Wednesday. Wonder if this has anything to do with the announcement of the separation?
At this time it is unclear if the couple has filed for divorce.
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