Before becoming a successful country star, the woman in the photos, who came from a long line of ranching and rodeoing, was born in southern Oklahoma and grew up in a small town called Chockie. She has four siblings, making her the middle child.
As a result, she said she had to fight for attention and desired it to a large degree, especially from her dad. Sadly, the country artist revealed that her father never told any of his children that he loved them.
While speaking about the kind of person their father was, the star’s older sister explained that their father liked being recognized as a champion cowboy. According to her:
“You didn’t have to worry about what was on his mind. He would tell you in a heartbeat. By our standards, they would say he was cruel.”
The tough dad would even question his daughter, who became a star, about why she enjoyed doing activities he thought she wasn’t good at. Some of these hobbies involved playing basketball and barrel racing.According to the music star, though she won championships and prizes for those activities, she was never as good at them as she was at singing. She discovered her musical gift when she turned five and said she garnered a lot of attention from it.
Reba McEntire’s Ex-husband, Narvel Blackstock, Divorced Her After 26 Years and Moved on With Her Friend
The woman being talked about is none other than iconic country music star Reba McEntire. Outside of her musical prowess, McEntire, 68, was also the wife of TV producer Narvel Blackstock.The former couple were married for 26 years and welcomed a son, Shelby Blackstock, who has since become a race car driver and is McEntire’s only child. McEntire’s ex-husband ended up demanding a divorce after over two decades of marriage, which left the “I’m a Survivor” singer completely blindsided.
To add insult to injury, McEntire found out that Narvel had started a romantic relationship with one of her friends who were close to her. According to another friend of McEntire’s explained:
“Narvel was her protector, her business partner and manager, and it was really tough on her…”
Though McEntire was left heartbroken by Narvel’s actions, she picked herself up and carried on. In fact, while speaking on her emotions after the whole ordeal, McEntire said she looked forward to seeing what was next for her.