• Elisa Gayle Ritter is a 64-year-old television producer and ex-wife of Narvel Blackstock with an estimated net worth of over $15 million
• She was born in Tarrant County, Texas and is of American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity
• She exchanged wedding vows with Narvel Blackstock when they were both 17-years-old and they divorced in 1988
• They have three children together and four grandchildren through their son Brandon
• Narvel is a professional race car driver who is currently dating Laura Putty Stroud

Who is Elisa Gayle Ritter?

Elisa Gayle Ritter was born on 6 January 1956 under the sign of Capricorn, in Tarrant County, Texas USA. She is a 64-year-old television producer, but is probably best recognized for being the ex-wife of renowned television producer and music manager, Narvel Blackstock.

How rich is she, as of now? Elisa Gayle Ritter Net Worth

As of late 2020, Elisa Gayle Ritter’s net worth is estimated at over $15 million acquired partly through her successful career as a television producer, but also apparently through the divorce settlement from her ex-husband Narvel Blackstock, whose net worth is reputedly over $50 million.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Elisa Gayle Ritter spent her early years in her hometown of Tarrant County, where she was raised by her parents; however, information regarding them is still unavailable, nor is it known whether she has any siblings or not. Her nationality is American, and is ethnically White Caucasian. The public isn’t aware of her educational background.

Marriage to Narvel Blackstock

Little is known about her life and professional achievements before fame. Nonetheless, it is assumed that she pursued her career as a television producer, alongside her ex-husband Narvel Blackstock, in addition to helping him in his work.

The two of them met when they were in their teens, and tThe lovebirds exchanged their wedding vows on 30 March 1973, when both of them were just 17-years-old. After 15 years of marriage, Elisa and Narvel Blackstock decided to part ways and filed for divorce, which was finalized in March 1988.

Following their divorce, she tied the knot with a man, named Daniel Gilbert, in August 1989 – they are still going strong. On the other hand, Narvel married country music superstar Reba McEntire in the same year, but they divorced in 2015. They have a son named Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock, born in 1990.

Elisa Gayle Ritter and Narvel Blackstock

He is known for being a professional race car driver. Narvel is currently dating Reba’s (ex-?) best friend, real estate agent Laura Putty Stroud.

Children and Grandchildren

Elisa and Narvel have three children together. She gave birth to their first child, daughter Shawna Rene in 1973, and they welcomed their second child, a son named Brandon, in 1976. Their third child and second daughter they named Chassidy Celeste, was born in 1978.

They also have four grandchildren through their son Brandon – two from his previous marriage to secretary Melissa Ashworth, named Savannah and Seth, and two from his previous marriage to pop singer Kelly Clarkson, named River Rose and Remington Alexander.

Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire – The Same Person?

If you Google the name of Elisa Gayle Ritter, you will find a number of photos of another woman, Reba McEntire, because her photos have been used to represent Elisa. Since both of them are ex-wives of Narvel Blackstock, someone was probably confused by that information, creating further confusion on social media.

So, many believe that Elisa and Reba are the same person; however, the truth is that they are not.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Elisa Gayle Ritter has short light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight is approximately 135lbs (61kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe sizes aren’t available.

Who is Her Ex-Husband? Narvel Blackstock Short Wiki/Bio

Narvel Wayne Blackstock was born in Tarrant County, Texas USA, on 31 August 1956 under the zodiac sign of Virgo.

He was raised by his father, Narvel Leroy Blackstock, and his mother, Gloria Elizabeth Alexander. He also has a sister, named Patricia Ann Blackstock. There is no information about his educational background.

Career Beginnings

Prior to becoming a television producer and music manager, Narvel pursued a career as a steel guitar player, and gained recognition when he joined the band of famous country singer Reba McEntire; he would later become her manager.

Besides that, Narvel also started his career as a producer. In 1994, he produced the made-for-TV drama film “Is There Life Out There?”, directed by David Hugh Jones. Four years later, he produced another made-for-TV drama romance “Forever Love”, and then a third made-for-TV film, entitled “Secret Of Giving” (1999).

Rise to Fame

Thereafter, he was the director for the music video “I Know How He Feels” for the 2006 video “Reba: Video Gold II”. He then produced two television specials which featured singer Blake Shelton, entitled “Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight” (2010), and “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” (2012).

He accomplished enormous success after working as an executive producer for the ABC sitcom “Malibu County” from 2012 until 2013, straight after which Narvel was the executive producer of the TV special “Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale”. At the time, Narvel also served as the manager of Kelly and Linda Davis. Recently, he started working on the upcoming made-for-TV film “God’s Country”, which is currently in pre-production.


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