Reba: “The Divorce Was Not My Idea”

Superstar Gets Serious During Interview With CMT's Cody Alan

It’s not been an easy few months for Reba McEntire. And it seems she’s ready to talk about it.

In a phone interview with CMT’s Cody Alan, the icon opened up about her divorce from husband and manager Narvel Blackstock which was finalized in October of last year.

“Well, the divorce was not my idea,” she said during a phone conversation with the host of CMT Radio Live, CMT After MidNite and CMT All Access. “I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion.

”So it was really hard to make the adjustment when someone’s not happy. I just want everyone to be happy in their lives because our lives are too short to be miserable. I just thought it was the best thing to take my marbles and go play somewhere else, is what Daddy used to always say.”

To help her move on and mend through the changes, the singer says relied first and foremost on God and prayer.

“I prayed every day to help me have the strength to move one foot in front of the other and to continue on with what I’m supposed to be doing and why He put me on this Earth in the first place.”

Her team, friends, family and her girlfriends were all there for her, too, and for that she is grateful.

“You’ve got to have a great team of people around you that you love and they love you,” she said. “And I’m very blessed to have those people. I thank God for it all.”

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.