The marriage of Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock was a rarity in Nashville music circles: a romantic union that actually stood a 26-year test of time, befitting McEntire’s squeaky-clean reputation. When McEntire announced that she and Blackstock had called it quits fans and music industry insiders were surprised. Recently, a new detail has emerged that is sure to sour the stomachs of Reba’s most devoted fans.

“It was truly tough to make the change when somebody’s not pleased,” she stated in an interview with CMT in 2015. “I simply desire everyone to be pleased in their lives, since our lives are too brief to be unpleasant … I simply believed it was the very best thing to take my marbles and go play elsewhere, is what daddy utilized to constantly state.”

Elsewhere ended up to imply another person. This year’s Academy of C and w Awards host (63) has actually been dating partner Anthony Lasuzzo for the previous couple of months. According to Taste of Nation, the 2 fulfilled in Jackson Hole, WY, in August, when Anthony, an entrepreneur and professional photographer, played tourist guide for Reba and her pals.

Reba McEntire’s ex-husband Narvel Blackstock is supposedly dating among the vocalist’s buddies.

The nation star shocked fans when she exposed in August the couple had actually divided after 26 years of marital relationship. They formally separated in October.

Now, Narvel, 59, remains in a relationship with realty representative Laura Putty Stroud, who was among the couple’s’s pals, reports The New york city Post’s Page 6.

Stroud, who offers high-end houses in Nashville, formerly appeared on Reba’s social networks pages as the trio hung around together throughout the years.

The ladies participated in a Katy Perry show together, and Reba shared a delighted image of them using vibrant wigs to the program on Instagram.