Reba McEntire admits that it was ex-husband Narvel Blackstock who initiated the couple’s divorce after 26 years of marriage. Reba was brokenhearted but reveals that forgiveness is possible. However, there are things Narvel did that Reba will never forget.
Happy 61st birthday Reba! The iconic country singer celebrated her big day with the release of a Parade magazine interview. Reba opened up about her divorce from Narvel, who was also Reba’s longtime manager and business partner.
What has helped the red-haired singer, songwriter, and actress get through the past two years? Faith has kept Reba both sane and hopeful.
But that doesn’t mean Reba’s faith wasn’t tested. “I have a long list of so many questions for God. Why did this happen? And how did you allow this?” Reba revealed in the interview. After struggling for answers for two years, Reba has concluded that God’s way is the best way.
Though neither Narvel nor Reba spoke publicly about the reason for the divorce, Reba does reveal there was a lot between the couple leading up to their split.
“I can never forget some of what [Narvel] did. But going on with life is what’s really important.” It has been reported that Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire had been separated for many months, perhaps as long as a year, before making the divorce announcement – which became final in October 2015.
In a previous interview, the award-winning star divulged that the divorce was not her idea. She did not want it and did not initiate it. But she wants Narvel to be happy. Reba says he’s definitely happier now and she’s in a good place too.
Reba McEntire hasn’t let whatever Narvel Blackstock did that is forgivable but not forgottable stand in her way. The entrepreneur is more focused than ever on music, including a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with Brooks & Dunn. Reba also has a branded lifestyle line that includes everything from beauty and skin care to luggage.
The Grand Ole Opry inductee is living up to the single “Going Out Like That” which was released just before the divorce announcement. “He might have left her brokenhearted but she ain’t goin’, goin’ out like that. Everybody, here comes the life of the party.” At 61, Reba is still the life of the party – and the reigning Queen of Country Music.
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