Who is Elisa Gayle Ritter? Is she the same person as Reba McEntire?

Elisa Gayle Ritter came to the limelight after marrying Narvel Blackstock, a television producer, and music manager. She is also an American television producer who has managed many first-lane names like Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Reba McIntire, to mention but a few.

Elisa Gayle Ritter

Gayle became their ex-wife to Narvel after he divorced her to marry Reba McIntire. So, regardless of the rumor you might have heard or read, Reba and Elisa are two different entities. 

After the divorce in1988, it is said that she received a substantial settlement, but they shared their three children. Narvel and Elisa were only divorced for a year when he married his second wife, Reba McIntire, in 1989, one of Elisa’s clients, and their marriage lasted longer than Elisa’s.

Elisa Gayle Ritter’s Biography

Elisa was born on January 6, 1956, in the United States of America, Texas City, in Tarrant county. She got married to Narvel, her guitarist and music manager, at a young age (17) and shortly conceived her firstborn. They produced American television shows and films throughout their married life, which ended on March 31, 1988. 

The duo (Elisa and Narvel) were blessed with three children: one girl and one boy. Their firstborn, Shawna Rene Blackstock, was born in 1973, Brandon Blackstock, in 1976, and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock in 1978. 

She did not get famous for marrying Narvel, but her hard work gave her a name in the entertainment industry as a music and television producer. Besides her career, she doubled up as a mother to her three children and was not spotted with a man for a long time. 

Her life must be a handful, or perhaps she is a private person because she has no social media presence, and her background is unknown: siblings or parents. She is a grandmother to four grandchildren from Brandon Blackstock.

Her Personality, Relationship, and Net Worth

Elisa loves to read novels during her free time, she is a tall, beautiful white caucasian with blue eyes, who loves Italian cuisine and her star sign is Capricorn. Capricorn traits are known to be full of wisdom and are resourceful, so strong that others are daunted.

Not only is Elisa successful but also all her children. After being married at a young age, she gave her full support to her husband, which brought forward their success. Currently, she is married to Daniel Gilbert, and they seem to be enjoying their marriage. 

Although she is a hardworking woman, her net worth is $15 Million, most of which is believed to have come from her divorce settlement. 

Three Children

In 1973, Elisa and Narvel were blessed with their first daughter Shawna Rene, who is now 43 years old and married to Jason Slade Meyers. Shawna is a hairstylist at Elite Studios and Suites. 

The second child to Elisa is Brandon Blackstock, born in 1976 and is married to Kelly Clarkson, one of the big names produced and managed by Elisa. He is a talent manager and is worth $5 Million. Kelly is an author, actress, songwriter, and TV personality. 

The couple is blessed with four children, two(Savannah and Seth) from Brandon’s previous marriage, and the other two are theirs: River Rose and Remmington Alexander Blackstock. 

The third and last child of Elisa and Narvel is Chassidy Celeste, who was born in 1978 and is now 42 years old and is married to Scot Standefer, with whom they have two children.


Elisa Gayle Ritter is a powerhouse that every woman would love to associate with. From becoming a mother at a young age, she juggled between her career, motherhood, and being a wife and emerged a winner. Even after her divorce, she was strong and continued to build her name as a TV and music producer. 

It might occur that when you search the internet for Elisa, it is Reba’s photos that pop up. They don’t look alike; neither are they the same person. The only history they share is a part of working together and being married to the same man successively and divorced both. These are facts about Elisa Gayle, and you should not be confused by tabloids that mix up issues. 

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