Country superstar Reba McEntire had a tough hand dealt to her when she had to end her marriage of 26 years. Luckily, the singer has since then bounced back and is dating another man.
She is also celebrating other major milestones in her life, including the marriage of her beloved son!
When Reba McEntire ended her 26-year-long marriage to Producer Narvel Blackstock, it shocked a lot of people. The couple shares their son Shelby Blackstock together.
While the couple was not forthcoming about information on what led to the divorce, McEntire did divulge that it was not her idea to opt for the divorce. She herself did not want to end her marriage but she did not want to be the reason her husband felt miserable in a marriage he did not want to continue.
The singer healed from the divorce and is now famously dating a new man actor Rex Linn, with who she is even starring in the show, “Big Sky.”
Her son Shelby Blackstock is a former race car driver and had been dating girlfriend Marissa Branch for a while and then he decided to propose. He asked her to marry him at the Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot theme park in January 2021, where the couple first told one another that they love each other.
Following this theme, the couple also tied the knot at ied the knot at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The ceremony looked like something out of a fairy tale, as the couple made vows in front of fireworks and the signature Disney World architecture.
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Shelby and his fiance, Marissa Branch both met on Tinder and decided to stay friends before they began their dating journey!
Reba and her new boyfriend Rex were present at the festivities. Branch who is also an influencer filled people in on just how special the wedding venue was for them. She said, “My mom worked there when she was younger, managing the Small World ride. It was my Nana’s favorite. She passed away in 2006 at the age of 57, while I was in middle school. She was my rock, and her passing affected me deeply.”
Branch made sure to pay tribute to her late grandmother throughout the wedding. The flower girls walked out to “It’s a Small World,” which made her mother teary-eyed.
Keeping up with the fairytale theme, the bride walked out on the famous “Beauty and the Beast” song “Tale as Old as Time.”
While they may have had hiccups while planning the entire thing, she never lost respect for her mother-in-law. On Reba’s birthday, she made a post for her mother-in-law, calling her “kind, beautiful, strong, brilliant, supportive, and genuinely fabulous.”
And the feelings clearly go both ways because the country powerhouse performed her hit song “Fancy,” for the couple.
The moment that made fans and everyone at the wedding melt was when McEntire danced with her son to her song “You’re Gonna Be (Always Loved by Me)” from 2005. The song is incredibly special as it talks about a mother’s love for their child and is really sweet!
We wish the couple a lifetime of happiness. What a special and wonderful day.
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