Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock’s breakup shocked the music business as a result of the 2 hadn’t simply been married for greater than two and a half a long time however had additionally labored as singer and supervisor for simply as lengthy. However Blackstock managed so as to add one other layer to it shortly after their divorce. Three months after the divorce was finalized, reviews surfaced linking Blackstock to Laura Putty Stroud, one in every of his and McEntire’s shut associates, Web page Six reported in January 2016.
In response to the supply, Blackstock and Stroud weren’t simply playing around. “They’re very critical,” an insider advised the outlet. “It is unclear once they began relationship. The phrase on the road is that they are getting married.” So far as we all know, they did not. Blackstock has solely been married twice — to McEntire and Elisa Gayle Ritter, whom he divorced in 1988, a 12 months earlier than tying the knot with the nation singer. McEntire has by no means addressed the rumors of Blackstock’s relationship with the Nashville actual property agent.
Nevertheless, Stroud stopped that includes on McEntire’s social media round 2014. That 12 months, McEntire shared a photograph of herself, Stroud, and one other pal (proven above) at a Katy Perry live performance. “Having a blast!!!!” she captioned the Instagram put up. It’s unclear what occurred between the 2. As for her divorce, McEntire merely said Blackstock deserved to dwell his life. “I simply need everybody to be comfortable of their lives as a result of our lives are too brief to be depressing,” she advised CMT.