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Narvel Blackstock & Laura Stroud, Ex-Wife's Bestfriend; Children Don't Object

Date: 10 Mar, 2019

Narvel Blackstock & Laura Stroud, Ex-Wife's Bestfriend; Children Don't Object

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Date of BirthAugust 31 ,1956
Age63 Years 1 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceTarrant County, Texas, United States
Birth NameNarvel Wayne Blackstock
ProfessionTelevision Producer
Relationship StatusSingle
Ex-WifeReba McEntire (m. 1989–2015), Elisa Gayle Ritter (m. 1973–1988)
GayNo
Net WorthNot Disclosed
NomineesAcademy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year

American music manager, Narvel, and his ex-wife, Reba McEntire shocked the country music community as well as fans when they announced their separation after 26 years of married relationship. And even more shocking is that Narvel is dating Reba’s one of the close friend and unexpectedly, their children don’t object as well!

The Texas native is a Television producer and a former steel guitar player best known as the manager of singers like Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton. Fans of Country Music recognize her for being to Country star, Reba McEntire's.

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He also serves as a co-founder of Starstruck Entertainment.

Narvel Blackstock's Mini Bio: Children & Grandchildren

The Television producer Narvel Blackstock, who was born on 31 August 1956 in Texas, was a steel guitar player before becoming a music manager.

Narvel and his ex-wife, Reba are grandparents of two grandchildren from their son, Brandon's marriage. Brandon is currently married to singer, Kelly Clarkson. They share two children; a daughter, born in June 2014 and a son, born in April 2016.

Despite the divorce with Narvel, Reba remains very close to her three stepchildren as well as her grandchildren. And the broken-up power couple continued to run Starstruck Entertainment, which currently manages Reba, Blake Shelton, Caroline Kole, Shelby and daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson.

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Narvel and his ex-wife Reba co-founded Starstruck Entertainment, the music company that subsequently managed Reba McEntire's country music career. He also oversaw the career of pop singer Kelly Clarkson, his daughter-in-law.

Narvel is famous for producing projects like Forever Love, Secret of Giving, Blake Shelton Live: It's All About Tonight, Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas, Malibu Country, and Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale. 

His longstanding career has no doubt given him a wealth of assets. His net value is yet to be unveiled, but it remains known that his ex-wife Reba holds a massive net worth of $95 million. 

Narvel Blackstock & Girlfriend Of Almost A Decade, Reba Marry In 1989

Narvel began working with the American country music singer, Reba, in 1980 when he was the steel guitar player in her band. Eventually, their friendship turned into a romantic relationship, and the pair exchanged marriage vows on a boat during a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe back in 1989.

The duo welcomed their first son, Shelby Blackstock in February 1990, who is now a successful Indy car racer.

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Narvel Blackstock & Wife Divorce After 26 Years Of Marriage

But Narvel’s ex-wife Reba McEntire shocked Nashville and her fans when she announced they were splitting after 26 years of marriage on 3 August 2015. Their divorce was settled a few months later in October 2015.

The divorce with Reba was Narvel’s second experience of a failed married life. Previously, he was married to Elisa Gayle Ritter, with whom he shares his three children: two daughters named Shawna Rene Blackstock and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock and a son named Brandon Blackstock.

The couple later got divorced on 31 March 1988 keeping the reason for separation confined.

Just after the separation with Reba, Narvel again came to the relationship with a lady, who is Reba's close friend.

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Narvel Blackstock's Ex-Wife Is Dating Now

Reba, Narvel's ex-wife, has moved on from their divorce as well. She has been dating businessman and photographer, Anthony Lasuzzo since the start of the year 2018.

Fans of Reba first took notice of the brewing love between the two after Reba posted the picture of them hiking together.

Their budding romance showed zero sign of slowing down when Valentine's Day lurked around the corner. Reba again took to her Instagram to wish her fans a Happy Valentine's day in a post that featured her new beau.

However, it would take one more before the pair would make their first red carpet debut. Dressed in Tuxedo, Anthony accompanied Reba at Celebrity Fight Night in March 2018.

With Reba's former Starstruck farm estate getting a make-over, there have been rumors that the couple is planning to move in together. Narvel, meanwhile, is seeing Laura Stroud.

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Narvel Blackstock's New Girlfriend, Laura Stroud Is Friends With His Ex-Wife

The 61 years old Narvel reportedly started dating a real estate agent, Laura Stroud, who is one of the closest friends of his ex-wife, Reba. Narvel and Laura started their relationship not long after his divorce with his ex-wife Reba McEntire in 2015.

Laura, who sells luxury homes in Nashville, was seen on Reba’s social media accounts several times. They attended a Katy Perry concert together in 2014 and Reba shared their picture on Instagram where they can be spotted wearing colorful wigs on her Instagram.

Your Man Is My Man: Narvel’ ex-wife Reba and his new girlfriend, Laura with their male friend at Katy Perry concern in 2014 (Photo:  Reba Mcentire’s Instagram)

Later, Laura also joined Reba at the couple's son Shely's car racing competitions, and Reba thanked her for taking some artsy racing photos. It’s unclear when they started dating, but there were rumors on the street that they’re getting married real soon.

Despite their multiple relationships, their children have not objected to their personal life.