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Reba McEntire announces date of divorce

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Reba McEntire announces date of divorce

Reba McEntire has confirmed her marriage is officially over.

The 60-year-old country singer shared a post on her Facebook page and annoucned that her 26-year-romance with record boss Narvel Blackstock was legally finalized seven weeks ago.

She confirmed: "Narvel and I are divorced. It was final October 28."

The star followed the news with a picture of her and her ex-husband, sitting with music industry friends who have supported her throughout her career.

She captioned the photograph: "So proud of these people. They have been with me for over 20 years. Pictured l to r, Brian Leedham 24 years, Narvel Blackstock 35 years me, Penny Chubb 22 years. Top row Doug Sisemore 23 years and Cliff Williamson 23 years."

Afterwards, fans of the red-headed beauty flooded her page with messages of support, and the star opened up about her amicable split from her husband.

She replied in a post on Friday (18.12.15): "Thanks for all of those sweet messages. Narvel and I are friends. We have always been."

Meanwhile, it is thought that Narvel's daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson - who is married to his son Brandon Blackstock - tried to save the couple's marriage.

However the pair announced their separation in a mutual statement released by Narvel's record label, Big Machine, back in August.