There's talk around Nashville that Reba McEntire's ex-husband, Narvel Blackstock, has a new girlfriend. He and Reba separated last summer, and their divorce was final in October, but the twist here sounds like it's straight out of a country song.


His alleged new lady is none other then a close friend of Reba's.  Her name is Laura Putty Stroud . . . and back in 2014 Reba posted a photo of them hanging out at a Katy Perry concert.

That same year they went to the racetrack to watch Reba's son, Shelby Blackstock.  Reba posted another photo from that day and captioned it, "Thanks Laura Stroud for the great picture." But wait there's another weird twist.  According to, Laura's ex-husband is James Stroud, who co-produced a few tracks on Reba's latest album, "Love Somebody".

Anyway, sources tell that Narvel and Laura are "very serious" and talking about getting married.  Neither Reba or Narvel could be reached for comment on the sticky situation.


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