Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock have Split

D.I.V.O.R.C.E to quote an old country song, seems to be in the air. First it was Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, announcing a split. And now, it’s Blake’s manager’s father, Narvel Blackstock and his wife, Reba McEntire announcing the end of their 26 year marriage. Blake’s manager is Brandon Blackstock, who is also Kelly Clarkson’s husband.

Reba posted a statement on her website:

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.

It sounds like Narvel will continue to manage Reba’s career, which means Kelly and Reba can remain best buds, even if they are now technically ex-in-laws.

Hopefully there won’t be a repeat of the days following the announcement of Blake and Miranda’s breakup, and friends of the ex-couple won’t be running off to the tabs with sordid details of infidelity and what not. Kelly has got to be relieved she’s on tour right now!

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