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Reba McEntire Splits from Husband

mcentire-separation-blogSuperstar of the country music world Reba McEntire has made it official: as of Monday, her husband Narvel Blackstock will no longer be her “husband.” That word is in quotation marks because, as of now, the separation is just that – a separation. There has been no use of the word “divorce” on behalf of McEntire or her long-time manager Blackstock, although one might surmise that it’s probably on the horizon.

The End of an Era

So why not divorce? Well, that’s a question for the couple, although it’s probably not a good idea to bother them about it right now since the statement published on McEntire’s webpage kindly asks for all to “respect their privacy during this time.”

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill celebrity separating. We hear about this kind of thing all the time, but more often than not the splits are between people who’ve only been husband and wife for a couple of years. Superstar marriages don’t exactly have the reputation of being “long-lasting.” But these two have been married for 26 years, which is a substantial period by any standard. And they seem to be handling it well: the online statement also makes it clear that “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.” Many ex-spouses hearing this claim are likely expressing a collective “WOW.” Not all separations are this amicable – not by a long shot.

Ending Marriage in Tennessee

Tennessee law allows for married couples to be separated without actually having to file for divorce. Since McEntire and Blackstock haven’t even said the word “divorce,” it’s possible that this is what they’re going for. This “legal separation” still involves the division of the marital estate, including any assets, property, and liabilities. The big difference between legal separation and divorce is primarily the fact that couples are still technically married. Despite all of the divvying up of assets and debts, there’s still a solid support system in place and remarriage is not possible until an actual divorce is filed. Also good news for couples filing legal separations: insurance policies shared by the couple may still be retained.

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