Narvel Blackstock is an American TV producer and is widely recognized for his works in Reba: Video Gold II (2006), Malibu Country (2012), and Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas (2012). Also, the nominee of the Academy of Country Music Award, Blackstock is widely recognized for his unsuccessful marital relationships.
His divorce from his second wife Reba McEntire gathered huge media attention. Nonetheless, Narvel soon moved on from his second divorce. And to everyone’s surprise, Narvel Blackstock found a new girlfriend. Besides, he is also a grandfather already.
Here, find out about his career, children, and every fact about him.
Narvel Blackstock Biography
Narvel was born as Narvel Wayne Blackstock, on August 31, 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas, USA. He was born to Christian parents, father Narvel Leroy Blackstock, and mother Gloria Blackstock.
Narvel Blackstock First Wife Elisa Gayle Ritter
Narvel Blackstock is married twice. He first married fellow TV producer Elisa Gayle Ritter. Narvel and Elisa married on March 30, 1973, in a private wedding ceremony.
Despite all the buzz and bonding, they shared as a couple initially, their relationship didn’t last as expected. Almost 15 years into marriage, Narvel and Ritter for a divorce in 1988.
They Had Three Children Together
From his marital relationship with his first wife Elisa, Narvel is the father of three kids. Their first child Brandon Blackstock was born on December 16, 1976, in Fort Worth, TX.
Narvel Blackstock and his first wife, Elisa Gayle Ritter, welcomed their second child, a daughter Shawna Rene Blackstock in 1973.
The youngest daughter of the two, Chassidy Celeste Blackstock was born in 1978. She is currently 42 years of age.
Blackstock’s Marriage With Reba McEntire
American actor and TV producer Narvel’s wedding with Reba was one of his most hyped-up relationships. In fact, their divorce was hugely covered in the media as well.
Narvel married his now ex-wife Reba in 1989, just a year after his divorce with his first wife. Their wedding was a private ceremony. The couple exchanged vows on a boat in Lake Tahoe.
However, their 26 years long marriage ended in divorce in 2015.
Children With Ex-wife Reba
Blackstock has only one child with his Reba. They welcomed their only kid together Shelby Blackstock, on February 23, 1990, in Nashville, TN.
Their son Shelby is currently 20 years of age.
How Did Narvel and Reba McEntire Meet?
Blackstone and Reba’s first meeting dates back when Narvel was still a guitarist for McEntire’s band in 1980. Though their relationship started with friendship, it soon turned into a romantic relationship and then a marriage.
Narvel’s Ex-wife Reba McEntire Is a Singer
Though Reba and Narvel are no more married together, they are known for the empire they built together in the musical industry. Reba, who always aspired to become a singer, gained prominence in the music world following her marriage with Blackstock.
Under the management of her ex-husband Narvel, Reba collaborated with MCA Nashville Records. With MCA, she even produced the successful 1984 music My Kind of Country.
Following this, she gave some chart-topping singles that include Somebody Should Leave and How Blue.
Taking advantage of her successful singing career, Reba even directed her career in acting. She appeared in the 1990 Kevin Bacon film Tremors. Likewise, she also starred in the 2007 WB Network sitcom Reba.
He is still friends with McEntire on Professional Fronts
Despite the tragic divorce, Narvel is still friends with his ex-wife Reba but on the professional front. The two continue to run their company Starstruck Entertainment together.
As for a fact, Starstruck manages big stars like Blake Shelton, Caroline Kole, their son Shelby, and their daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson and McEntire as well.
Narvel Blackstock Dated McEntire Close Friend Laura Putty Stroud
Following the divorce from his second wife, Narvel did take no time to move on to another relationship. Shortly after his split, he reportedly began dating real estate agent Laura Putty Stroud. Laura deals with luxury homes, specifically in Nashville.
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While they never made it clear about when they exactly began dating but in January of 2016, a source reported Page Six that Narvel and his girlfriend were even considering walking the aisle. The source said,
It was a bombshell. No one saw it coming. They are very serious. It’s unclear when they started dating. The word on the street is that they’re getting married
Well, the most shocking thing is that Laura is a close friend of McEntire. The old friends even attended a Katy Perry show in 2014. In fact, Reba even has posted a photo from the even on her Instagram.
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Are Narvel and his girlfriend Laura Putty Stroud Still Dating?
It looks like Narvel is still in a relationship with Laura Putty Stroud. On the Christmas of 2019, Laura made a post on her Instagram along with her boyfriend Narvel.
It is quite likely that the duo is still together.
Narvel Blackstock Grandchildren
Narvel is not just a father but is already a grandfather of his grandchildren. He has four grandkids Remington Alexander Blackstock, River Rose Blackstock, Savannah Blackstock, and Seth Blackstock.
While River and Remington are born from his son Brandon Blackstock’s relationship with Kelly Clarkson, Savannah and Seth are born from Brandon’s marriage with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.
How Much Is Narvel Blackstock’s Net Worth in 2021?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Narvel has a net worth of $50 million in 2021. He makes most of his money as a TV Producer.
Likewise, a big bunch of his money also comes from his endeavors in Starstruck Entertainment. On the other hand, his ex-wife Reba has an estimated net worth of $95 million in 2021.