Reba McEntire and her longtime husband Narvel Blackstock have decided to separate following 26 years of marriage.

Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock Separate

McEntire, 60, and Blackstock, 58, have announced that they are calling it quits on their marriage – but not on their business relationship. According to the couple’s statement, singer McEntire will continue to work with Blackstock, who has long been her manager.

“In a joint statement, Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire have announced that they have been separated for the past few months, after 26 years of marriage,” reads a post on McEntire’s website. “Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other. They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time.”

The couple’s statement did not reveal whether or not they’ve already filed for divorce.

McEntire wed Blackstock, who had played steel guitar in her road band, in 1989 in Lake Tahoe. The following year, the couple welcomed son Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock.

Blackstock is also father to Shawna Rene, Chassidy Celeste, and Brandon Blackstock.

Brandon is married to singer Kelly Clarkson, who has long been managed by his father and has collaborated with McEntire onstage.

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