Elisa Gayle Ritter

Elisa Gayle Ritter

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Elisa Gayle Ritter is a prominent American television producer. Elisa Gayle Ritter had gained fame after marrying the television producer as well as music manager Narvel Blackstock. The couple shared their vows in the year 1973. And in the year 1988, they got divorced.

Early Life and Childhood

Elisa Gayle Ritter was born on 6th January 1956, who is currently 64 years old. She was born in Tarrant Country, Texas, the USA which makes her hold American nationality. Besides this, there is no information regarding her parents, childhood, and education.

Career and Professional Life

The prominent producer used to help her ex-husband in his work and also worked as a television and music producer. Her ex-husband Narvel Blackstock is a famous television producer and music manager. Narvel has managed some of the great names in the music industry such as Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Reba McEntire.

Besides this, there isn’t any information regarding her career and works. It seems like she has never worked professionally and her full-time work has been raising and taking care of her kids.

Elisa Gayle Ritter and Narvel Blackstock

The 64 years old, Elisa was married to music executive Narvel Blackstock. The couple had shared their vows on 30th March 1973. Besides this, there is no information regarding how they had met. And their courtship period also does not seem to have made it to the tabloids. She was just 17 years old at the time of her marriage.

Similarly, Narvel Blackstock was also almost the same age as Elisa as he was born on 31 August 1956. At that time, Blackstock was just about stepping into his career. At a very young age,  Texan steel guitar player was into music. And used to perform in a local band. Then, Blackstock took over the job of serving as a manager for various singers.

Elisa Gayle Ritter

Caption: Elisa Gayle Ritter with her ex-husband Narvel Blackstock (Source: Biography word)

Likewise, he had also founded his own music recording company called Big Machine Label Group. This group was looking into the work affairs of and representing great artists such as Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, as well as Blake Shelton. He is even famous as the co-owner of Starstruck Entertainment.

At that time, the couple seems to be very happy. They were blessed with three adorable children. Their first daughter named Shawna Rene Blackstock was born in the year 1973. The second son named Brandon Blackstock was born on 16 December 1976. And third daughter Chassidy Celeste Blackstock was born in 1978.

Life after divorce

Unfortunately, the couple started facing differences. And got separated in the year 1988. After the divorce, there is no sign of Elisa getting involved in new relationships. While her ex-husband Narvel dated and married award-winning singer Reba McEntire whose career he used to manage. Narvel and Reba shared their vows in the year 1989.

Unfortunately, this relationship didn’t work and the couple stayed separated in the year 2013. Besides staying separately the couple had made it public that they are divorcing but will continue to work together. They even had a son together, Shelby Blackstock. Then Blackstock started dating Reba’s friend and real estate agent Laura Putty Stroud.

Elisa has been blessed with four grandchildren. From Brandon, River Rose Blackstock and Remington Alexander Blackstock was born And Melissa Ashworth-Seth Blackstock, and Savannah Blackstock.