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Narvel Blackstock Bio: girlfriend Laura Stroud, children, net worth

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Who is Narvel Blackstock?

Narvel Blackstock is a producer, music manager, and former steel guitar player, previously married to the “queen of country music” Reba McEntire. He is also known as the owner of the company Starstruck Entertainment, which manages and develops talent such as singers and songwriters. He was born under the Zodiac sign Virgo on 13 August 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas, USA. As of 2021, he is 65 years old and holds American nationality.

Early life and Family

Narvel was born to Narvel Leroy Blackstock and Gloria Elizabeth Alexander. He has one sibling, a sister named Patricia Ann Blackstock. Despite his public life and celebrity status, not much is known about his early life, background, and education.

Career

Narvel kicked-off his career as a steel guitar player, frequently changing bands.

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Eventually he joined the band of Reba McEntire, and though they struggled to gain attention and popularity in the ‘80s, their luck began to change. Following Reba’s first success with her singles, Narvel assumed the role of manager, and continued working with her for decades. Many credit Narvel for Reba’s enormous success, as he managed her through most of her career, including her rise to stardom. Additionally, he helped Reba launch her acting career.

Executive Producer

In 1988, Narvel founded the management company entitled “Starstruck Entertainment”, through which he produced several TV shows and movies with Reba. In addition, he struck gold when he became the manager of Kelly Clarkson, perhaps best known as the winner of “American Idol”, and Blake Shelton, one of the familiar faces of country music.

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He landed his first project in 1994, the made-for-TV drama movie “Is there Life Out There?” starring Reba and Keith Corradine. In 1998 he was the executive producer of another film with Reba, “Forever Love”, followed by the third movie with Reba, “Secret of Giving”. In 2006 he directed the music video for Reba’s single “I Know How He Feels”.

In the following period, he produced several TV specials for Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, including “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” and “Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale”. In 2012, he took the producing credit for 18 episodes of the comedy series “Malibu Country”, starring Reba, Sara Rue and Lily Tomlin.

Personal Life

Before Reba, Narvel said his first “I do” in 1973 to Elisa Gayle Ritter, an American TV producer.

They welcomed three children together, Shawna Rene (1973), Brandon Blackstock (1976) and Chassidy Celeste (1978). Reportedly, they were high school sweethearts, and just 17 when they walked down the aisle. However, after Narvel started working with Reba, it shook his relationship with Elisa, and they divorced in 1988.

Regarding his children, Brandon Blackstock has followed in his father’s footsteps and launched a career as a talent manager. Since June 2020, he has been the topic of several media outlets after his wife, Kelly Clarkson, filed for divorce following seven years of marriage. Shawna, who has been happily married to ex-US Army Jason Slade Meyers since 2014, works at Elite Studious Studio and Suites.

His Marriage to Reba McEntire

Even though it is not known when exactly they began dating, Narvel and Reba married in a private ceremony on 3 June 1989.

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On 23 February 1990 they welcomed their only son named Shelby Blackstock, now a race car driver. Since 2020, Shelby has been engaged to an esthetician named Marissa Branch.

Divorce

In August 2015, the shocking news about Reba and Narvel’s divorce made headlines, calling it quits after 26 years of marriage, which came as a surprise to anyone, including Reba herself. While they never officially disclosed the reason for separation, in an interview, Reba said: ‘The divorce was not my idea. I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion. It was really hard to make the adjustment when someone’s not happy. I just want everybody to be happy in their lives, because our lives are too short to be miserable.’

Not long after the separation, Narvel started a romantic relationship with Laura Putty Stroud, a real estate agent who is, interestingly, one of his ex-wife’s best friends. Reba was left heartbroken by this unusual turn of events, and said in numerous interviews that her faith helped in overcoming divorce.

In 2016 she began dating photographer Anthony Skeeter Lasuzz, however, after two years of dating, they broke up.

Would you like to know his net worth?

Even though Narvel hasn’t been active in his chosen field for quite some time, the wealth he’s accumulated over the decades of tireless working has not been gravely diminished. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around $50 million, earned through his career as a producer and talent manager. His ex-wife’s net worth is around $95 million.

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Physical stats and Hobbies

Narvel is 6ft tall (183cm) and weighs around 172lbs (78kgs). His hair is dark brown, while his eyes are brown. Regarding his body physique, he has an athletic build.

Is he active on social media?

It appears that Narvel is not a fan of social media, and doesn’t use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Briefly about Reba McEntire

Oklahoma native Reba displayed interest in music from a young age, and even taught herself to play the guitar. Given that her brother, Pake, and two sisters, Susie and Alice were interested in music as well, they formed a band entitled “Singing McEntire’s”, performing at rodeos and family gatherings.

Even during her high school days, she was adamant about pursuing music as a career, and performed the national anthem at National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Reba got her breakthrough moment when popular country musician and singer Red Steagall noticed her, and amazed by her talent, helped her to launch a singing career. In 1975 she signed a deal with Mercury Records.

Initially, Reba struggled to attract attention, as her first single, “I Don’t Want to be a One Night Stand” didn’t perform well on the Billboard country charts, reaching only No. 88. She followed it up with the full studio album “Reba McEntire”, but also to no avail.

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In 1980 her luck changed after she released the single “(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven”, which made it to the top 10 list on the country song charts. It didn’t take long for her other singles to become popular, and Reba quickly rose as one of the faces synonymous with country music. She went on to record and release over 30 albums during her career spanning five decades; her most successful albums include “My Kind of Country”, “What Am I Gonna Do About You”, and “The Last One to Know”.

Since launching her career, she has released over 100 singles which landed in the Billboard Country Hot Charts with over 65 million albums sold in the US, and over 90 million worldwide. In addition to her successful and prolific music career, she also tried her luck as an actress, appearing in several movies and shows.

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What happened to Yui Mizuno? Health Update, Height, Net Worth

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Who is Yui Mizuno?

Yui Mizuno is a musician, singer, and model, perhaps best recognized as a former member of the Kawaii metal band “Babymetal”, and idol group “Sakura Gakuin”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 20 June 1999, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, so as of 2021, she’s 22 years old and holds Japanese nationality.

Family, Parents, Bio, Wiki

The names of her parents are unknown, but Yui is the middle child and has two brothers. While there is a scarcity of information regarding her early life, it’s known that while Yui attended an elementary school, some of her family members were diagnosed with a life-threatening sickness. As she was too young to be let into the intensive care department, she spent most of her visits waiting in the hallways, hoping that her family would recover.

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The family doctor suggested they play some music for young Yui to relieve the stress of the situation; Yui mostly listened to the all-girl group entitled “Karen Girl’s” whose music gave her courage and patience in these moments of hardship. Having been amazed by the group, she also developed an interest in becoming a singer or band member. Nothing is known about her educational endeavors.

Rise to Stardom

From an early age, Yui was featured as a model and actress in various ads and videos. In 2006, she appeared in the Magazines entitled “Shogakuichinensei” and “Putchigumi”. Two years later, she appeared in the TV commercial “Bandai, Pretty Cute”, followed by another modeling gig featuring in the Tokyo Kids Collection AW fashion show.

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In 2009 she landed a minor role in the series “MW Chapter 0, Akuma No Game”, marking her TV debut as an actress. Yui additionally portrayed Hori Shizyo in the movie “Happi Basude”, directed by Kozo Nagayama, which was a part of the night’s Special of Fuji TV entitled “Japan’s Forgotten”. In 2010 she landed the role of Kyoko Yamauchi in the drama series “Kioku No Umi”, before switching to music.

Career

In August 2010, Yui, alongside Kikuchi Moa, joined the idol group “Sakura Gakuin”, managed by the recording and talent agency Amuse. As a band member of the group, it meant becoming a member of smaller groups called “clubs”; the sub-groups recorded differing singles to other clubs. Yui and Moa joined the Baton Club and their musical group “Twinklestars”, and additionally performed with another sub-unit entitled “Mini-Pati”.

Later they were joined by Suzuka Nakamoto in the “heavy metal club”, and the idea to form a kawaii metal band was born, a type of musical genre that combines elements of heavy metal and J-pop, which was very popular in 2010 Japan. It also incorporates cute themes, Japanese idol aesthetic, and heart-warming lyrics, which are not generally associated with hard rock and heavy metal.

Even though none of them knew anything about metal music, it didn’t stop them from embarking on this journey of experimenting with a different genre, and they formed the band entitled “Baby Metal”, considered by many a true pioneer in the genre of kawaii metal, and often credited with popularizing it. Their current YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers with over 500 million views.

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Their first album entitled “Babymetal” was released in 2014, and it quickly found its way to the U.S. Billboard charts.

The band “Sakura Gakuin” also released several albums with Yui, such as “Sakura Gakuin  Nendo: Message” and “Sakura Gakuin Nendo: Friends”.

Yui moved on from the “Sakura Gakuin” in 2015 and began performing exclusively as a member of “Babymetal”, which became an independent recording group. Soon Yui and Moa dipped their toes into songwriting, and collaboratively wrote the track entitled “Song 4” using the Black Babymetal alias.

Babymetal Group

Following the success of their first album, they began their first tour in the United Kingdom as a supporting band for Lady Gaga on her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball 2014 Tour.

In April 2016, the group recorded their second album, “Metal Resistance”, landing on the charts in Japan, the UK and the U.S – the band holds the title as the highest-charting Japanese group on United Kingdom’s Official Albums Chart.

In 2018, the band embarked on US tour, but many noted that Yui wasn’t performing with the rest of the band. Rumors began circulating as to why she was absent, and whether she was a member of the band, which prompted a representative of the 5B Management, a company which represented the band, to disclose the following: “Yui remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current U.S. tour.” However, in June 2018, the band started their European tour, and Yui was still absent from the band.

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Why did she leave the group?

In October 2018, “Babymetal” released the official statement that Yui would not perform with the band on the following tours, and was no longer a member due to undisclosed illness. Yui also announced via social media that she had left the band, and might launch a solo career in the future, she wrote: “Sorry to sadden the fans who have supported Babymetal. I had the strong desire to appear on the stage again, but my physical condition is not at its best even now. And further I feel that I would like to pursue my dream. It is these factors that led to my decision”. On the other hand, the two remaining members of the band continued making music, and chose not to replace Yui, in an interview they disclosing “We wanted to continue BABYMETAL and continue the tradition.

Also there’s just no-one like Yuimetal, so it’s not an easy replacement. And that’s why we decided – Su-Metal and Moametal – to form the core of BABYMETAL.”

Where is she now?

After her public statement, both Yui and “Babymetal” went radio silent. Additionally, her leaving sparked a lot of controversy and speculation about her illness, and whether there was more to that story. Some pointed out that the Japanese music industry is brutal, and band members and performers often go through physically challenging and exhausting regimes often consisting of dancing classes, learning etiquette, and extreme diets.

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Considering she fainted a couple of times while performing, some of her fans noted that she seemed exhausted.

Even though she gave some hints of pursuing a solo career, since she left the band in 2018, she still hasn’t released any music, nor attended any public event. Considering that she isn’t a fan of social media, it’s hard to track down what she is currently doing.

Personal life

Nothing is known about her dating history and romantic interests; according to the latest reports, she remains single.

What is her net worth?

As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $1 million, earned through her career as a model, singer, and actress.

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Physical stats and Hobbies

Yui is 5ft 2ins tall (156cm) and weighs around 97lbs (44kgs) with vital statistics of 29-21-31. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with black eyes.

When it comes to food preferences, she loves tomatoes and salmon.

In her free time, she likes to stargaze and read books about constellations.

Her favorite foreign artist is Ariana Grande, while her favorite movies are “Sugar Rush”, “Toy Story 3” and “Little Mermaid”.

Is she active on social media?

By the looks of it, it seems that Yui doesn’t use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. However, she has several fan-generated accounts.

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The Truth About Robert Downey Jr.’s Ex-Wife Deborah Falconer

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Who is Deborah Falconer?

Deborah Falconer was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 13 August 1965 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a singer-songwriter, actress and a model, who has released three music albums, and has been credited with appearing in six movies; Deborah is probably known best for being the former wife of Robert Downey Jr., a famous – some would say infamous – American actor and film producer.

Early life and education

Deborah was raised in Sacramento by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father was the owner of a small company, and that her mother was a high school teacher. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe Deborah to be an only child.

She grew up being interested in singing, and was around 12 years old when she was enrolled at a school for the performing arts by her parents.

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Deborah then began practicing singing, dancing and acting, and was also into various other activities, including sports. She matriculated in 1983, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she didn’t attend college, but worked various jobs for the following five years, before launching her acting career.

Career as an actress

Deborah’s first appearance on the big screen was in 1988, with her portrayal of Wendy in the comedy film “The Wrong Guys”, written and directed by Danny Bilson, and which starred Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis and Richard Belzer. It follows five friends who have met at the Cub Scout Pack 18’s 25-year reunion, and after going camping, have realized that they remember nothing about how to survive in the wilderness.

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In 1991, Deborah was cast to appear in the biographical musical movie “The Doors”, which follows the lives of the members of the band The Doors, and was nominated for three awards. The same year saw her appear in two other movies: the western comedy “Brotherhood of the Gun”, and the romantic comedy “Pyrates”.

In 1993, Deborah starred as Chloe, in the crime comedy film “Mr. Bluesman”, and her only other role was her portrayal of Barbara in the 1993 comedy movie “Short Cuts”, written and directed by Robert Altman, and which starred Andie MacDowell, Tim Robbins and Julianne Moore; it follows the lives of several people residing in Los Angeles, California, and the film won 17 of the 37 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.

Although her most recent role was in 1993, Deborah hasn’t officially retired from acting.

Other credits

In 1997, Deborah sang the songs “Show of Hands” and “Keep On” in the comedy film “Sparkler”, and then sang “My Friend”, “Come to California” and “Move Me”, in the 2000 thriller mystery film “Mercy”; she has also been credited with singing “Come to California” in the 2003 drama movie “This Girl’s Life”.

Deborah can be seen featured in the 1993 documentary movie “The Last Party”, and in 1995, she made a guest appearance in two episodes of the comedy talk-show “Howard Stern”; she could  also have been seen featured in the 2005 TV special “13th Annual American Society of Young Musicians Spring Benefit Concert and Awards Show”.

Awards and nominations

In 1994, Deborah and her colleagues won a Golden Globe Special Award, for their performance in “Short Cuts”.

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Career as a musician

In January 2003, Deborah released her debut album “Untangle”, which attracted little attention, however, she became somewhat popular later that year, when she released her second album “Brave Like Me” on 22 July 2003. Some of her songs which helped her gain recognition include “Come to California”, “Show of Hands” and “Teaching Buddha”.

On 18 October 2014, she released her third album “Lift Your Gaze”, and some of its most popular songs were “Lean into Me”, “These Days” and “Turn It Up”. Deborah hasn’t been very active in the music industry since then.

Love life and marriage with Robert Downey Jr.

Deborah began dating Robert Downey Jr. in April 1992, when he was already somewhat popular in the film industry. He asked her to marry him after around a month of them being together, and they exchanged vows on 29 May 1992, after exactly 42 days of dating.

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Deborah gave birth to their son Indio Falconer Downey on 7 September 1993, but on 26 April 2004, Deborah and Robert divorced because she was no longer able to deal with his drug addiction.

She hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Robert has been married to the film producer Susan Levin since August 2005; on 7 February 2012, Susan gave birth to their son Exton Elias, and in November 2014 to their daughter Avri Roel.

As of October 2021, Deborah seems to be single, was once married to Robert Downey Jr., and has a son with him.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Deborah is a huge lover of animals, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures of cats and dogs, and even an elephant; in 2018, she uploaded a picture which features her sitting on her sofa with a baby elephant.

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She’s into travelling, and has been to over 10 US states, mostly to perform as a musician, as well as to shoot for her movies, while Deborah has also been to a couple of European countries, including England, Italy and Sweden.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, and a couple of her favorite movies include “Meet Joe Black”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, height and net worth

Deborah’s age is 56. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, while one of these is prosthetic, made so well that many people still haven’t realized that it isn’t her natural eye. Deborah’s height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).

As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while her former husband Robert’s net worth has been estimated at over $300 million.

Who is Robert Downey Jr.?

Robert John Downey Jr. was born in New York City, USA, on 4 April 1965 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a film producer, who has appeared in close to 100 movies and TV series, and has won 43 of the 165 awards for which he’s been nominated, including two Oscar nominations. Robert is today probably known best for his portrayal of Iron Man in various Marvel movies, such as the franchise “Iron Man”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

He was raised alongside his older sister Allyson Downey in New York City, by their mother Elsie Ann (nee Ford) who was an actress, and their father Robert Downey Sr. who was a moviemaker and an actor. His father was a drug addict, and Robert Jr. was only six years old when Robert Sr. gave him marijuana; he went on to use drugs often, and eventually became an alcoholic as well.

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Because his father was somewhat popular in the film industry, Robert Jr. got to launch his acting career at a very early age, appearing in movies such as the 1970 comedy “Pound”, and the 1972 western “Greaser’s Palace”.

He gained recognition in 1992, when cast to play the lead character Charlie Chaplin, in the biographical comedy movie “Chaplin”, and for his performance, Robert was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. A couple of his following notable roles were in the 1994 romantic comedy “Only You”, the 1997 black comedy “Two Girls and a Guy”, and the 1999 drama “Black and White”.

Between 1996 and 2001, Robert was arrested on multiple occasions, mostly for being in possession of various drugs including cocaine and heroin, but also for carrying a gun; he spent six months in jail in 1997, because he had missed a drug test ordered by the court. In 1999, Robert was sentenced to spend three years behind bars after having missed another drug test; he was released on parole after a year.

It was the famous American actor and film director Mel Gibson who helped Robert land back on his feet, after he had paid for Robert’s insurance bond for the 2003 musical crime comedy movie “The Singing Detective”. This once again established Robert as a popular actor, and he then starred in the 2003 supernatural horror “Gothika”, the 2006 drama “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”, and the 2007 mystery thriller “Zodiac”.

In 2008, he was cast to star as Iron Man in the eponymous superhero movie, amnd following this role, he starred alongside Ben Stiller in the 2008 satirical action comedy movie “Tropic Thunder” – both of these movies became huge hits. Since then, Robert has mostly been known as ‘Iron Man’, and a couple of his most recent roles have been in the 2018 film “Avengers: Infinity War”, the 2019 movie “Avengers: Endgame”, and the 2020 fantasy adventure film “Dolittle”.

According to Robert, he hasn’t used any drugs since July 2003.

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