Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock would have ended their marriage a lot sooner if it wasn’t for their daughter-in-law. An insider exclusively tells Us Weekly that Kelly Clarkson wanted nothing more than the pair to be happy and remain committed to each other.
“They’ve been living apart for two years,” the source tells Us. “Kelly urged them not to split and she’s the reason they didn’t split earlier.”
The insider adds: “She was really fighting for them to make it work and stay together.”
McEntire, 60, and her manager-producer, 58, announced on Monday that they are separating after 26 years of marriage. “Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other,” a statement from Big Machine Label Group read. “They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time.”