Reba McEntire has found happiness again after divorcing her husband of 26 years. The singer and her new beau attended her son’s wedding. She also performed a unique mother-son dance, which left viewers speechless.
Reba McEntire and producer Narvel Blackstock divorced after 26 years of marriage. Shelby Blackstock is the former couple’s son.
The grounds for the divorce are unknown, but the country singer confessed that it was not her idea.
McEntire stated that she would never want to quit her marriage, but she did not want to be the cause of her husband’s suffering.
The singer stated that her religion, friends, and family had helped her get through this difficult period. But her son’s engagement gave her a chance to forget about the trouble and enjoy the happiness and excitement of the wedding.
Shelby Blackstock, a former racing car driver, proposed to his long-term love, Marissa Branch, in January 2021 in front of Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot amusement park. This is a memorable site for the couple since it is where Shelby first said, “I love you.”
Shelby Blackstock and Marissa Branch’s Fairytale Wedding Marissa Branch, a certified esthetician, and her fiance Shelby were married at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The wedding was indeed stunning, with fireworks and Walt Disney’s architecture serving as the backdrop for their promise ceremony. It was a true Cinderella story.
But it was appropriate because the couple thought their love story was magical as well. Branch and Shelby met on Tinder but remained friends for a time before starting to date.
Their friends felt they were a terrific fit, but the pair hadn’t realized it yet, according to Branch. However, as they grew older, it became clear that they had something unique in common, and they even referred to their narrative as “Tinderella.”
Branch also stated that they would not have valued each other enough if they had dated before taking the time to mature and learn the essence of a real partnership.
Branch and Shelby made their “Tinderella” story a lifelong commitment with the help of family and friends. McEntire’s new boyfriend Rex Inn and Shelby’s half-brother Brandon were among those there.
Branch and her family have fond recollections of Walt Disney’s place. According to the influencer,
“When my mother was younger, she worked there, overseeing the Small World ride.” It was my grandmother’s favorite. She died in 2006, when I was in middle school, at the age of 57. She was my rock, and her death hit me hard.
Branch’s grandma was honored throughout the wedding ceremony. The bride had her flower girls walk to the song “It’s a Small World,” which brought tears to her mother’s eyes. Branch was positive that her Nana was there to guide her through this life-changing event.
The bride wanted to feel like a princess on her wedding day, and she claimed she was most delighted to walk down the aisle to “Tale as Old as Time” from “Beauty and the Beast.”
The influencer said that the music represented the magical moment when she got to the altar and saw her soon-to-be-husband waiting for her.
Shelby stated that the turmoil surrounding the Cinderella wedding’s planning might be transformed into a sitcom.
What is crucial, though, is the family’s love. Branch wished her mother-in-law a happy birthday, calling her “kind, gorgeous, strong, bright, supportive, and honestly amazing.”
McEntire and Branch had a deep bond before she married her son, which puts Branch and her husband at ease about their new existence.
McEntire’s Son’s Wedding: A Special Mother-Son Moment
Having a mother who is also a successful singer means that wedding guests will be treated to a surprise concert. The country music diva upped the ante during the Cinderella wedding by performing her classic “Fancy.”
Another memorable moment during the reception occurred when McEntire and her son danced to another of her songs, 2005’s “You’re Gonna Be (Always Loved by Me).”
A wedding guest and pianist Zach McCabe filmed the wonderful moment between the singer and her kid, and it left fans’ hearts overflowing. McEntire later sang the song on her own.
Shelby and Brandon’s Cinderella-themed wedding was more of a celebration of all the big moments in each person’s life, which made the whole thing extra special and memorable.
Shelby and Branch hope that as they embark on this new chapter, they will remember that a partnership may have ups and downs, but what matters most are the compromises.
They also desire to romanticize the mundane, such as taking out the garbage or remembering one another’s coffee order.