Reba McEntire Opens Up About Her Divorce Saying 'Not My Idea'

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Reba McEntire Opens Up About Her Divorce Saying 'Not My Idea'

Keep your head up, girl.

When news hit that Reba was getting a divorce, it shocked us. When we found out that her ex was getting on with her former best girlfriend, it made us angry. But this? This news? It darn near breaks our hearts.

In an interview with CMT, Reba said that the divorce was unequivocally not her idea. “The divorce was not my idea. I didn’t want it in any shape, form, or fashion.” After 35 years together, Reba and Narvel Blackstock split seemed sudden in August of 2015. “I just want everyone to be happy in their lives, because our lives are too short to be miserable.”

Reba did credit her faith and relationship with God for getting her through the darkest times. “I prayed every day to help me have the strength to move one foot in front of the other to continue on with what I’m supposed to be doing and why He put me on this Earth in the first place,” Reba went on to say during the chat with CMT’s Cody Allen.

While it sounds like she’s had some dark days, it also sounds like they’re behind her. and Reba’s got a great relationship with God and a healthy outlook on life. Go get ‘em, Reba!

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16 Responses

Darla Saboff

February 03, 2017

Reba I feel your pain. My Divorce is final February 15, 2017 after 26 years.
I will hang onto my faith God has a plan for me !!!!

Richard b

January 18, 2017

Sorry to hear you got divorce. I have alway love your song picture, your wear attire queen of country, I would love to meet you some time your ex did wrong . your I my thought each day, like any real man would love to call you his wife and spend each day loving you and caring for you till the end of time

Clara

January 11, 2017

Reba you are a strong and beautiful women. Your faith in God will guide you now and forever. Remember he is the one that has lost the most. Not you. My husband of 49 yrs passed in 2008. We were soul mates. He said he would always be watching over me. I feel his presents everyday and night. He said I will take care of you and send you pennies from heaven. I said pennies will not buy much. He said did i say copper pennies? I will send you gold pennies and watch over you all the time. I will not remarry because he was the best. At 16yrs old my dad gladly signed for us to get married. The best thing my Dad ever did for me. every time I see a penny on the ground I pick it up and save it. My son said Mom why do you always pick up those pennies. I told him they were pennies from his Dad. My son is just like his Dad taking care of me in every way he can. God has richly blessed me. Thank you God for being there for me. Clara

Bec Reynolds

January 11, 2017

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
You are a strong woman bless you through your journey

Barb Jones

January 03, 2017

Dear Reba,
Been there! Done that! Prayer and the power of positive thinking! Family and friends will wrap their arms around you! God is holding you up! It’s called “LOVING YOU”

DeAnn Cummins

December 26, 2016

God bless you Reba and remember you’re a survivor

Colleen Moore

December 05, 2016

Reba, you are the most beautiful person I know. I don’t mean this in a mean way, but your X is an idiot. However, God is setting you on a different path and that is going to be as beautiful journey. May God Bless you each and every day. God will always be by your side. I have been a fan of yours since you first sang your first song. I have come to know that you are a good person inside and out. Never chance that. Stay strong.

Amy

November 04, 2016

Reba,
I’m sure you’re ready know this, but God will never give you more than what you can handle! He knows us better than we know were selves. I am not much of a religious person but I do believe that he does not give us more than we can handle. He has a plan for you that none of us can foresee .Keep your smile your faith and your beautifully written songs. some people may say that the experiences we go through is what makes us, but I believe that it’s our choices and our faith that make us who we are.

BRANDA. LYSAGHT

November 04, 2016

Please. Stay. Strong. Reba. We. Love. And. Adore. You.

Marilyn

November 04, 2016

I have been a fan, appreciates your music and admired your career since the late 80’s. Your music gas got e through some pretty rough patches in life. Like you, it was difficult, but with faith, and by the grace of God you get through it. Like your sign says, Wish,bone, funny bone, most of all you have “backbone”!
No doubt you’ll stay on top of your game with grace and dignity.

Sharon Clark

September 27, 2016

You have so much to be thankful for. I am a true believer things happen for a reason. God is definately getting you ready for your next adventure. I hope one day to be as classy as you are.

debra

September 27, 2016

@Reba: the man is not worthy of you. Who knows what goes through people’s minds. The grass is NEVER greener on the other side. People think it is easier to leave than to address issues. Trust me it will come back to bite him in the butt. And personally I can’t wait.

kristy a gyovai

September 24, 2016

reba your one of my most favorite singers ive always enjoyed listening to your music iam sorry about your divorce keep your smiles on

Cheryl Beede

July 12, 2016

Your divorce shocked and surprised me. You are a beautiful woman inside and out. Keep your eyes focused on God and he will see you through. You are a woman of faith and Narvel is just a fool!

Yvonne Hallman

July 03, 2016

Dear Reaba, I am a single mother I was married for 12 years, I have raised my children by my self. I turned to God and your music. When I fill alone and when i need a pick me up,I listen to your songs,and even my girls listen to you music when they are filling down. My son loves you music to,but his favorite is Fancy, My one wish is that I could meet you in person. I am such a big fan of yours. I wouldn’t mind meeting all the ones on your Reba show either.

Chere' Collier

June 09, 2016

Reba your amazing. It’s his loss. I am so glad you have such a strong relationship with the Lord. He is with you always

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