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The Untold Truth Of Reba McEntire’s Son – Shelby Blackstock

Who is Reba McEntire’s son Shelby Blackstock? Wiki Bio

Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock was born in Nashville, Tennessee USA, on 23 February 1990 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. Shelby is a race car driver, but perhaps best known for being the son of Reba McEntire, a famous American songwriter, actress, and record producer.

Childhood and education

Shelby was raised in Nashville by his mother and his father Narvel Blackstock, but who divorced on 28 October 2015. Shelby has one half-brother Brandon and two half-sisters Chassidy and Shawna from his father’s first marriage.

Shelby became interested in playing football while attending elementary school, and as his father enjoyed watching games on TV, Shelby spent a lot of his free time watching games with him. He then enrolled at a public high school where he played football for the school’s team, but when he enrolled at a college, he began going to Bob Bondurant race school, eventually dropping out of college to pursue his career as a professional race driver.

Career as a race driver

Shelby started racing in 2010, and drove a Ford Mustang in 2011 when he competed at Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, followed by his participation in the Skip Barber National Championship later that year.

In 2012, he drove for Andretti Autosport in US F2000 National Championship finishing 14 races, with his best score having been in fifth place on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, while he finished the championship 8th with 153 points. In 2013, he finished 16 races of Pro Mazda Championship, winning at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, while he placed second three times, and ended the Championship 3rd with 297 points. He competed again in Pro Mazda Championship in 2014 finishing 4th with 235 points, driving 14 out of 16 races.

In 2015 and 2016, Shelby competed in Indy Lights finishing 10th (218 points) and 8th (227 points), respectively.

He joined the Belardi Auto Racing in 2017, and competed in Indy Lights with them finishing 10th with 207 points, then in 2018 he moved to Team Pelfrey.

Love life and relationships

Shelby has been keeping the details of his love life hidden from the media, which is why there are rumors circulating the internet about the popular driver being gay, while several of his fans state having seen Shelby spending time with a mysterious man on several occasions. However, since 2016 Shelby has been seen several times with his girlfriend Marissa Branch from Indianapolis. The two went on their first date on 14 May 2016 and have been together since, but they aren’t uploading any pictures featuring them together onto their social media networks,  so many think that the two might have broken up.

Shelby mentioned during one of his interviews that he doesn’t enjoy sharing the details of his personal life on social media.

Marissa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Aveda Institute, and is today an esthetician, and is working as a model.

Hobbies and other interests

Shelby likes to travel and has been around the US for competition and with his girlfriend, while the two have also vacationed in Europe in countries such as England and Greece among others. He is a lover of animals. and grew up with a dog while he has two pet dogs today, but his favorite animals are horses. Shelby enjoys listening to music, and his favorite genre is rock and his favorite bands AC/DC and Guns ‘n’ Roses.

Shelby Blackstock

He is interested in several sports and plays football and soccer, while he has three to four training sessions at the gym each week.

He likes to watch movies in his spare time, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Richard Gere, Matt Damon and Sandra Bullock, while some of his favorite movies are “Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Gone in 60 Seconds”.

Appearance and net worth

Shelby is 30 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $8 million, while his mother Reba’s net worth is reputedly over $95 million.

Who is Reba McEntire? Wiki Bio

Reba Nell McEntire was born in McAlester, Oklahoma USA, on 28 March 1955 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She was raised alongside her three siblings, two of whom have become singers – their father Clark Vincent McEntire was a World Champion steer roper, and their mother Jacqueline wanted to become a singer, but eventually became an elementary school teacher.

Reba self-taught herself to play the guitar while attending high school, and upon matriculation in 1974, she enrolled at Southeastern Oklahoma State University initially wanting to become a teacher as her mother, before her singing talent was noticed and she was invited to sing the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo held in Oklahoma City.

In 1975, she signed her first contract with Mercury Records while her debut song was released on 22 January 1976. Her debut eponymous album came out in April of the same year followed by her second album “Out of a Dream” in 1979. She went on to release many albums before eight people who played with her on these albums died when their charter plane crashed on 16 March 1991. She continued singing and performed just several days after the incident, stating that her friends would have wanted her to move on. Her 29th and latest album – “Stronger Than the Truth” – was released on 5 April 2019.

Reba launched her acting career in 1990, when she portrayed Heather Gummer in the comedy monster movie “Tremors”, and then appeared in the western movie “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw”, and the comedy drama film “The Man From Left Field”. She played the lead character Lizzie Brooks in the romantic drama movie “Forever Love” in 1998 before she began appearing in theatre plays, with one of her most notable performances being in the Broadway revival of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. Some of her most recent appearances have been in a single episode of the series “Red Blooded” in 2017, in the animated movie “Spies in Disguise” in 2019, and the episode “A Boyfriend’s Ex-wife and a Good Luck Head Rub” of the critically acclaimed comedy series “Young Sheldon” in 2020.

David Leigh

Joined Biography Panda in May 2020. Formerly deputy celebrity editor for Elle magazine. Studied at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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