Elisa Gayle Ritter is Narvel Blackstock’s ex-wife For quite a while now who has been wrongly confused with Reba McEntire.
When you look at Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire side by side, they look alike, a lot.
The controversy was eventually revealed to have no basis in fact, however, the reason that it arose in the first place was that Elisa and Reba have something in common.
Both Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire were married to Narvel Blackstock.
Not only did both women marry the same man, after several years of marriage, but both also ended up divorcing him as well.
It is assumed that this particular similarity in their biography resulted in the internet searches for their name revealing pictures of only one person; Reba McEntire.
This made sense because in terms of fame, while both women are well-renowned, Reba McEntire was more publically famous.
Hence, because of this error, if you search for Elisa Gayle Google will deliver image results of Reba and when you search for Reba McEntire, once again you’ll see Reba, only different images of her.
The real images of Elisa Gayle Ritter were actually not posted in any or at least most of the tweets or blogs that brought this controversy up.
Who is Elisa Gayle Ritter?
Elisa Gayle Ritter is an American television producer and music manager.
She has been known to manage some really big names in the music industry including Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.
Elisa Gayle Ritter first became popular when she married renowned TV producer Narvel Blackstock.
At the time she married Narvel, she was only 17 years old. Their marriage sustained for 15 years.
During that time the couple welcomed into the world 3 children.
The kids are named Brandon Blackstock (born in 1973), Shawna Rene Blackstock (born in 1976) and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock (born in 1978), in the order of oldest to youngest.
However, after 15 years of being together, the pair called it quits and got divorced in 1988.
Elisa continued to enjoy a successful career after the divorce as well.
Her exact net worth is unknown however it is estimated to be around the $30 million mark.
Elisa later married again to Daniel Gilbert. The pair also welcomed two children into the world.
Relations with big names in the entertainment industry continued for Elisa Gayle Ritter when she became mother-in-law to none other than Kelly Clarkson after her son Brandon Blackstock married the world-renowned singer in 2013.
The couple gave birth to two of Elisa’s grandchildren; River and Remington (Remy). However, Kelly was recently rumored to have filed for divorced and the couple later publically confirmed the news.
Elisa Gayle Ritter was born on January 6, 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas, USA. She is currently sixty-five years old.
Including River and Remington (Brandon and Kelly’s children) Elisa has a total of 4 grandchildren. Elisa has been known to enjoy Italian food and is also said to be an enthusiast of painting.
Who is Reba McEntire?
Reba McEntire is a famous Country singer, songwriter, and actress. Reba released a plethora of hit singles and albums throughout the 1980s and the 1990s and became largely successful.
Over the course of her career, she has released 29 albums and 28 of those have received either gold, platinum, or multi-platinum status in sales.
She has sold roughly 75 million records around the world. Her massive success has earned her the title of “The Queen of Country.”
In addition to music, Reba also branched out into the world of drama and film starring in many popular movies and also in her own television sitcom by the name Reba.
After his divorce from Elisa Gayle Ritter in 1988, Reba married Narvel Blackstock, who was also her manager at the time. With the marriage, she also got 3 stepchildren that Narvel had from his previous marriage.
In addition to the 3 stepchildren, she also gave birth to a boy of her own named Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock in February 1990.
However, after 26 years of marriage, Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock confirmed their divorce in 2015.
Narvel Blackstock still continued to manage her career even after their divorce and Reba also maintains a close relationship with her stepchildren and the entire Blackstock family.
Reba was born on March 28, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma, USA. She is currently 65 years old. She began her music career by singing for her High School Band.
While in college she performed the National Anthem at an event which is where she caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who recognized her talent and took her to Nashville, Tennessee where she signed a deal with Mercury Records that kept her associated with them from 1975 till 1983.
However, it would be later under the label MCA Nashville Records that she would go on to release her breakthrough album My Kind of Country in 1984.
Reba has won many accolades for her work and continues to be a relevant figure in the world of country music today.