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Narvel Blackstock

Published Mon Jun 27 2022 By chanel
Narvel Blackstock

Narvel Blackstock is a former steel guitarist, music manager, and TV producer from the United States who is also known as the ex-husband of Reba McEntire and Elisa Gayle Ritter. He co-founded "Starstruck Entertainment" a well-known music company, which has built a solid reputation over the years.

Through the usage of his most well-known works, Forever Love (1999), Reba: Video Gold II (2006), and Malibu Country (2012), he was able to leverage his fortune and build a name for himself. In addition, he has served as a producer on a number of movies, including "Is There Life Out There?" and "Secret of Giving."

Early Life

Narvel Blackstock was born in August 1956 in Tarrant County, Texas. His parents are his mother Gloria Elizabeth Alexander and his father Narvel Leroy Blackstock.

Patricia Ann Blackstock is his sister's name. He started off playing steel guitar and singing in a few local bands, but he soon moved into talent management.

First Marriage with Elisa Gayle Ritter

Elisa Gayle Ritter, a well-known television and music producer, was the woman Narvel Blackstock first wed. On March 30, 1973, the couple made a commitment to one another in front of their loved ones and relatives. After 15 years of marriage, things did not work out, and they parted ways on March 31, 1988.

Brandon Blackstock, Shawna Ren Blackstock, and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock are the couple's three kids. He also has Savannah Blackstock, Seth, River Rose, and Remington Alexander as grandchildren.

Marriage with Reba McEntire

A country singer named Reba McEntire, who is also an actress, songwriter, record producer, and vocalist, was Narvel Blackstock's bride barely one year after their divorce. With 16 No. 1 albums, she now holds the record for most female country artists and has sold more than 65 million albums domestically and over 90 million internationally. In Reba's early professional years, Narvel and she first met, and they soon fell in love. The ceremony took place on June 3, 1989.

Narvel Blackstock and  Reba McEntire before divorce (Source: Rave It Up)

On August 3, 2015, they decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage because they were content with one another. With a USD 47.5 million settlement, their divorce was one of the priciest in Hollywood history, but there was no drama. Both parties share parental rights over their child Shelby Blackstock. McEntire said to Parade in 2016 that she believed Blackstock was happier after their breakup. She acknowledged that it was difficult to forgive him for hurting her, but she did so in the end. She claimed, though, that part of what he had her endure will remain in her memory.

Reba’s Previous and Current Affairs

Reba was devastated by her divorce from Navel, but she overcame it and carried on with her love life, spending two years with photographer Anthony Skeeter Lasuzzo before calling it quits. She had previously been married once before meeting Narvel; in 1976, she wed steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles, who was ten years her senior. She divorced Charlie after her career took a turn for the better while the two were residing on a ranch in Oklahoma. In 1987, the couple filed for divorce formally.

In October 2020, Reba McEntire made a shocking revelation regarding her boyfriend, Rex Linn. The celebrities started "talking, messaging," and even utilized "FaceTime" to stay in touch as the epidemic in 2020 caused them to socially distance themselves from their respective residences. Reba talked about the prospect of eventually getting married to her boyfriend in an interview with Extra in October 2021. In September 2021 in Atoka, Oklahoma, the couple even encountered a scary circumstance when a staircase inside the building they were in collapsed. According to Reba's representative, the neighborhood fire department saved the singer and actor.

Controversy and Affair with 2nd Wife's Bestfriend

Due to Reba's notoriety and their protracted relationship, Narvel and Reba's divorce made headlines when it was announced. Although Reba claimed she didn't want the divorce, she eventually went through with it to everyone's pleasure. When Reba revealed that she will release an album about her terrible times, their connection was once more brought up. Later, she published the album "Stronger Than the Truth," which is a testament to her faith and sense of hope in the face of adversity.

Narvel Blackstock and former girlfriend Laura Putty Stroud  (Source: Glamour Path)

After their divorce in 2016, Narvel Blackstone once more dated Laura Putty Stroud, a real estate agent, and successful businesswoman. He stunned everyone by leaving so soon after establishing an empire with Reba McEntire. They were unable to resolve their issues, which resulted in their separation a year later from being in a relationship.

Narvel's Career

The producer began his career playing steel guitar, and after playing in a few bands, he joined Reba McEntire's band. Reba initially struggled to gain attention, as did the rest of the band, but as the 1980s got underway, Reba's popularity grew. Narvel served as Reba's manager as her career began to take off. With him at her side, Reba became a well-known country singer who later began an acting career, the success to which Narvel contributed. He founded Starstruck Entertainment, a company through which he made several movies featuring Reba. He later managed Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.

The first movie for which Narvel is listed as the executive producer stars Reba, Keith Carradine, and Genia Michaela and was released in 1994. Four years later, Reba returned to the big screen in "Forever Love," and in 1999, Narvel put his name to the third movie, "Secret of Giving," which once again starred Reba McEntire alongside Thomas Ian Griffith and Ronny Cox. Later, he began collaborating with Blake Shelton, and together they worked to develop two TV specials: "Blake Shelton Live: It's All About Tonight" and "Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas" (2012). He served as executive producer for the TV show "Malibu Country" in 2012, which once again starred his now-ex-wife Reba, and on the television special "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" in 2013.

Net Worth and Real Estate

As of 2022, Narvel Blackstone has a net worth of around $50 million. His success as a producer has significantly increased his net worth. After signing well-known musicians, his Starstruck Entertainment Company also helped him amass a fortune. Reba and Narvel spent $9 million on a 2-acre Beverly Hills property in 2003. They sold the property, which includes a 9,000-square-foot mansion, for $22.5 million in 2015, around the time of their divorce.

            Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire together in their vehicle (Source: Zimbio)

Additionally, they owned Starstruck Farm, an 80-acre farm in Gallatin, Tennessee, which is 30 minutes northeast of Nashville. A 12,800 square foot lakefront home, a sizable pool, a pool house, equestrian amenities, and tennis courts are all part of the property. They put the house up for sale for $7.9 million in September 2016. It lingered on the market until July 2017, when a developer purchased it for $5 million.

Social Media Presence

As it turns out, Blackstock isn't really interested in the internet despite his constant involvement in the music industry, which receives the majority of its notoriety through the internet.

He doesn't have a social networking account of any kind, unlike the majority of modern celebs.

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