Reba McEntire + Narvel Blackstock Split After 26 Years of Marriage
Reba McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, have officially announced the dissolution of their 26-year-long marriage.
The couple issued a joint statement, posted on Reba's personal website, addressing their decision to separate. It says, "In a joint statement, Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire have announced that they have been separated for the past few months, after 26 years of marriage. 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.”
Reba and Narvel have one child together, American race car driver Shelby Blackstock. Narvel has three other children from a previous marriage, including Brandon Blackstock, who is currently married to Kelly Clarkson.
Although their joint statement doesn’t say whether either party has filed for divorce yet, it seems safe to assume their marriage is effectively over.
The couple’s breakup follows the end of a few other high-profile relationships that made news over the past few months. Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian announced their separation after nine years of dating. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner also broke up earlier this year, after being married for over ten years.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were the subject of divorce rumors earlier today (August 3), but the couple quickly debunked them by posting to social media, saying the claims were untrue.
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