Reba McEntire on What Comes After Divorce: ‘God Hasn’t Told Me Yet’
Reba McEntire surprised her fans on Monday (Aug. 3) by announcing her separation from her husband, Narvel Blackstock, and just a few days later, she says that she is looking forward to "the unknown."
"I look forward to what's next," McEntire tells Nash Country Weekly -- even if she's not 100-percent sure what that is.
"People always ask me, ‘What are you going to do next?’ Well, I dunno; God hasn’t told me yet," the country icon continues. "God is my manager, my tour manager, my scheduler, everything, and He’ll come up with the greatest things.
"He’s the one who gave me Annie Get Your Gun and the Reba TV show and presents those things to me," McEntire continues. "And he always lets me have the choice of refusing and saying, ‘No, I don’t want to do that,’ but I know He’ll give it to someone else, so I always step up and say, ‘I’ll take it.’”
The legendary singer also expresses her gratitude to her fans for the unending love and support.
“I just appreciate all the fans’ support and love that they’ve always given me," McEntire says. "We’ll just continue to enjoy our music and time together as we always have.”
McEntire and Blackstock first began working together in 1980, when he joined the then-rising country star's band. They got married in 1989, and Blackstock now runs a management company that represents McEntire, as well as their daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. In the joint statement issued upon the announcement of their separation, the former couple said that they "have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so."
McEntire released a new single, "Until They Don't Love You," on Wednesday (Aug. 5). It is the second single from her newest album, Love Somebody, released earlier this year.
A Timeline of Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock's Relationship