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Elisa Gayle Ritter biography | Narvel Blackstock’s ex-wife

Who is Elisa Gayle Ritter?

Elisa Gayle Ritter is a music producer from Tarrant County, Texas. She is widely known as she is the ex-wife of Narvel Blackstock. Elisa is the first wife of a musician, manager, tv, and music producer of Narvel.

Narvel also married Reba McEntire, a famous American country song singer. It was after he divorces Elisa. It could be one of the reasons why Elisa is perhaps one of the most talked-about people because of her mistaken identity with Reba McEntire.

Narvel married Elisa Gayle Ritter when she was 17. They had three beautiful kids from the relationship. After her divorce from Narvel, she disappeared for quite a long period of time; however, thanks to Facebook, she has been out in the open and reconnecting with her family.

Elisa Gayle Ritter Biography

She is married and settled with Daniel Gilbert now.

Let’s read her biography.

Quick facts

Maiden NameElisa Gayle Ritter
Full nameElisa Gilbert
BirthdateJanuary 06, 1956
Age65 years old
Sun signCapricorn
TraitsCapricorn female traits

Positive
Practical
Independent
Self-reliant

Negative
Bit distant
Emotionless
Overly analytical
BirthplaceTarrant County, Texas, USA
NationalityAmerican
Marital statusMarried
SpouseDaniel Gilbert (Married)
Narvel Blackstock (Divorced)
ChildrenShawna Rene Blackstock
Brandon Blackstock
Chassidy Celeste Blackstock
GrandchildrenChelsea Meyers
Savannah Blackstock
Seth Blackstock
River Rose Blackstock
Remington Alexander Blackstock
Mason Standefer
Jason Kate Standefer
ProfessionTV producer
Net worthUSD 15 million
Social mediaFacebook
https://youtu.be/70fB4d50hdQ

Early life and education

Elisa Gayle Ritter was born on January 6, 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. She married Narvel Blackstock at a young age of 17. I guess they both were young and deeply in love. They married on March 30, 1973.

She 5-foot, 8-inch tall beauty’s star sign is Capricorn, and she is every bit of Capricorn as one can be. Capricorns are full of wisdom and resourcefulness. However, they usually make others become daunted by their strong personalities. Through these traits, we can understand how much of a Capricorn she is.

Elisa was very supportive of Narvel. She stayed with her through thick and thin. Narvel was a struggling artist make few bucks from gigs at pubs, etc. I can imagine how tough would it have been for the couple to make both ends meet. The couple struggled.

Elisa and Narvel scruffled between temporary jobs to make the meet end. However, never giving up on each other finally paid off. Eventually they both got their break in the entertainment industry. Narvel was auditioned and hired as a steel guitar player for Reba McEntire (a country music band). Not only is she responsible for the couple’s success, but she has raised her kids to be successful too.

Their relationship took a nasty turn after 15 years of marriage. It resulted in divorce on March 31, 1988. After the divorce from Narvel, she married Daniel Gilbert. She now goes by the name Elisa Gilbert on Facebook.

Elisa Gayle Ritter childhood photo with her friends
Elisa Gayle Ritter childhood photo

Marriages

Narvel Blackstock (Divorced)

Narvel Blackstock first husband of Elisa
Narvel Blackstock, first husband of Elisa Gayle Ritter

Elisa married Narvel on March 30, 1973, at the age of 17. Elisa Gayle Ritter Blackstock had three children with Narvel:

  1. Shawna Rene Blackstock
  2. Brandon Blackstock
  3. Chassidy Celeste Blackstock

Neither Elisa nor Narvel has disclosed the real reason for the divorce; but, Narvel’s busy schedule has been blamed for it. Narvel’s line of career involved a lot of traveling since he was a steel guitar player for the Reba McEntire’s band. The relationship became weaker and weaker.

After a year of divorcing, Narvel married Reba McEntire on June 03, 1989. The marriage with Reba was so fast that it led to assumptions that Narvel was already having an affair with Reba McEntire while he was still in a relationship with his first wife, Elisa Gayle Ritter.

Related: You can read about Reba McEntire here

Navel Blackstock was also a manager of Reba’s music band before he became a television producer. He is currently managing artists like Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Linda Davis.

Narvel Blackstock is 65 years old as of now.

Related: Read a complete biography on Narvel Blackstock

Daniel Gilbert (Married)

After the divorce from Narvel, she was completely off the radar. However, we started researching and were able to find her on Facebook. Elisa Gayle Ritter is now married to a handsome man Daniel Gilbert.

They love each other’s company a lot. So it seems from the online photos they share on FB.

Elisa and Daniel Gilbert together
Selfie of Elisa and Daniel Gilbert sitting together

Daniel Gilbert seems to be a man devoted to the relationship and has given her the time and love that every woman desires. Elisa is also happy and content with the man in his life.

Daniel Gilbert- Second husband of Elisa
Daniel Gilbert- Second husband of Elisa

Grandchildren

Elisa Gayle Ritter had three children together and seven grandchildren from the three kids:

  1. Chelsea Meyers
  2. Savannah Blackstock
  3. Seth Blackstock
  4. River Rose Blackstock
  5. Remington Alexander Blackstock
  6. Mason Standefer
  7. Jadyn Kater Standefer

Elisa Gayle Ritter’s children and grandchildren

Shawna Rene Blackstock

Daughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter, Shawna Blackstock with her Husband Jason Slade Meyers
The eldest child of Elisa Gayle Ritter, Shawna Blackstock, with her Husband Jason Slade Meyers

Shawna Rene Blackstock is the eldest child of Elisa’s marriage with Narvel. Shawna was born in 1973. She is now 48 years old. She is married to Jason Slade Meyers.

She works as a hairstylist at Elite Studios Salon & Suites.

Related: Shawna Rene Blackstock biography

Shawna Blackstock children

Chelsea Meyers
Chelsea Meyers
Chelsea Meyers (granddaughter of Elisa) with her father, Jason

Chelsea Meyers is the granddaughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter from the marriage of her eldest daughter, Shawna Rene Blackstock and Jason Slade Meyers.

Brandon Blackstock

Elisa Gayle Ritter with her Brandon Blackstock
Brandon Blackstock, son of Elisa Gayle Ritter and Narvel

Brandon Blackstock is her second child and the only son from the relationship. He was born in 1976. Brandon Blackstock was initially married to Melissa Ashworth. He has two children with her, are Savannah Blackstock and Seth Blackstock.

Related: Read more on first wife of Brandon- Melissa Blackstock

After divorcing Melissa, he married Kelly Clarkson. Brandon and Kelly had two children from their marriage, River Rose Blackstock and Remington Alexander Blackstock. In June 20020, the couples filed for divorce. They stated “irreconcilable difference” as the primary reason for the divorce.

Related: Kelly Clarkson biography

Before deciding to officially separate, the family had lived for few months in their Montana house due to a pandemic.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock with their children
Family photo of Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

Related: Read more on Brandon Blackstock

Brandon Blackstock children

Savannah Blackstock
Savannah Blackstock- grandchildren of Elisa Gayle Ritter from her son Brandon Blackstock and his first wife Melissa Ashworth
Savannah Blackstock- grandchildren of Elisa Gayle Ritter from her son Brandon Blackstock and his first wife, Melissa Ashworth

Savannah Blackstock is the eldest granddaughter from the marriage of Brandon Blackstock and his first wife, Melissa Ashworth. She was born in June 2002. She is 19 years old. Savannah loves horse riding.

Related: Read complete biography about Savannah Blackstock here

Seth Blackstock
Seth Blackstock grandchildren of Elisa Gayle Ritter from Brandon Blackstock and Melissa Ashworth
Seth Blackstock grandchildren of Elisa Gayle Ritter from Brandon Blackstock and Melissa Ashworth

Seth Blackstock is the second kid from the marriage of Brandon Blackstock and Melisa Ashworth. He was born on November 21st, 2006. He is 14 years old.

Related: Read complete information on Seth Blackstock

River Rose Blackstock
River Rose Blackstock granddaughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter from the marriage of Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
River Rose Blackstock, granddaughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter from the marriage of Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

River Rose Blackstock is the daughter and the first child of Kelly Clarkson from her marriage with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. River is the fourth grandchild of Elisa from Brandon.

Remington Alexander Blackstock
Remington Alexander Blackstock- grandson of Elisa Gayle Ritter
Remington Alexander Blackstock- grandson of Elisa Gayle Ritter

Remington Alexander Blackstock is the second child of Kelly and the fourth of Brandon Blackstock. The grandson of Elisa was born on April 12, 2016.

He is 5 years old

Related: We have covered in detail about Remington Alexander Blackstock

Chassidy Celeste Blackstock

Youngest daughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter with her husband Scott Standefer and two children
Chassidy Celeste Blackstock- Youngest daughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter

Chassidy is the youngest child of Elisa Gayle Ritter. She was born in 1978. All the children of Elisa have been away from the mainstream media except Brandon. He has been more in the limelight after marrying Kelly Clarkson. 

Chassidy Celeste Blackstock is married to Scott Standefer and has two children.

Related: Read more on Chassidy Celeste Blackstock

While Shelby Blackstock is the son of Narvel Blackstock, he was born from Reba McEntire’s marriage.

Related: Shelby Blackstock Biography

Chassidy Blackstock children

Mason Standefer
Mason Standefer- Grandchild of Elisa Gayle Ritter
Mason Standefer- Grandson of Elisa from the marriage of Chassidy Blackstock and Scott Standefer

Mason Standefer is the only son and the eldest child of Chassidy and Scott Standefer. He is the grandson of Elisa from Chassidy

Jadyn Kate Standefer
Jadyn Standefer granddaughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter from Chassidy Blackstock and Scott Standefer
Jadyn Standefer, granddaughter of Elisa Gayle Ritter from Chassidy Blackstock and Scott Standefer

Jadyn Kate Standefer is the second granddaughter of Elisa Ritter from the marriage of Chassidy and Scott Standefer.

Career

Elisa Gayle Ritter doesn’t seem to have a track record as far as her career is concerned. What we’ve gathered from multiple sources is that she was working in the industry, too. She has worked as a tv producer. However her former husband Narvel has had an established career in the entertainment industry. He was in Reba McEntire’s band as a steel guitarist.

Net worth

Her net worth is less than $15 million. We estimate that the large portion of the net worth is from the divorce settlement that she must have received from Narvel Blackstock. Therefore, the net worth is based on Narvel’s current net worth.

Ex wife of Narvel Blackstock, Elisa Gayle Ritter with her new husband Daniel  in a family reunion
Daniel Gilbert and Elisa Ritter at the table together

At the time of divorce, Narvel was at the peak of his career. So the amount can easily be near it or something significant. Elisa has been spending her life comfortably with Daniel Gilbert.

Social media

Facebook

Elisa Gayle Ritter attend her husbands family reunion
Family Reunion photo of Elisa’s husband, Daniel Gilbert

Elisa Gayle Ritter has a FB account with the name Elisa Gilbert. Ofcourse her last name was changed because she married to Daniel.

Link: Elisa’s FB account

Elisa Gayle Ritter Instagram

Yes, we are aware of some of the sites claiming that the photos they have on the site are from Elisa Gayle Ritter’s Instagram; however, that is not true. Elisa doesn’t use Instagram, but she seems to be very active on Facebook.

Interesting facts

  • Elisa married Narvel at the age of 17
  • She has three children with Narvel- Shawna Meyers (first), Brandon Blackstock (second) and Chassidy Standefer (third)
  • Elisa Gayle Ritter has one stepson, Shelby Blackstock, from the marriage of Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock
  • Narvel started his professional career as steel guitar player in Reba’s country band. He then married Reba.
  • Elisa is now married with Daniel Gilbert
  • Elisa doesn’t have any kids with Daniel
  • Elisa will 65 years old this year
  • Narvel divorced American country singer Reba in December 2015
  • Narvel Blackstock is currently dating Real Estate queen Laura Putty Stroud
  • Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon in June 2020
  • Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire are confused with each other. They are not the same person. Elisa is the first wife and Reba is the second wife of Narvel

FAQs about Elisa Gayle Ritter

People are speculating that Elisa Ritter and John Ritter are related. We reckon it is because they share the same last name and they are from the entertainment industry. However, there is little to no evidence that points if the two are related anyway.

Elisa was born in Texas, while John Ritter was born in California. The two have never seemed to be together in any photo, or video.

Are Reba McEntire and Elisa Ritter the same person?

Unfortunately, online media covering biography of celebrities have not done an excellent job finding out who the real Elisa Gayle Ritter is until now. Instead, they have confused her with Reba McEntire, who is the second wife of Narvel.

They have used Reba’s photo claiming it to be of Elisa.

We did in-depth research on Elisa and were the first ones to discover her Facebook profile and photo. Elisa Gayle Ritter is less known in the industry as she didn’t have significant opportunities like Reba. In contrast, Reba McEntire is a multi-Grammy-winning American singer with a huge fan following.

Reba McEntire and Elisa are not look-alikes. They are two different individuals. The only thing common between them is that both are ex-wives of Narvel Blackstock. Below is the photo of Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire side by side. You will see they are two different people.

Photo of Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire side by side
Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire side by side

Elisa Ritter was the first wife of Narvel Blackstock. Soon after divorcing Elisa, Narvel married Reba. He was part of the band member of the country singer.

Both are not related to each other than having a common ex-husband. Additionally, during our research, we didn’t come across any photo of Elisa and Reba together, that may indicate they were on talking terms. It seems they avoid each other.

Is Elisa Ritter real?

Elisa Ritter is a real person. She is now married to Daniel and has her last name has changed. She is now known as Elisa Gilbert. To check her FB profile, click the link below to visit the page.

Who is Narvel Blackstock dating now?

Narvel is currently dating Laura Putty Stroud. She is a real estate agent who deals with luxurious houses and has a high-end clientele. Interestingly she is the best friend of Reba McEntire. Laura can be seen sharing photos with Narvel on her Instagram account.

How old is Elisa Gayle?

Elisa Gayle was born in Tarrant County, Texas, in 1956. As of 2021, she will be 65 years old.

Is Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband Reba McEntire’s son?

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock is the son of Elisa and Narvel Blackstock. Brandon is Reba McEntire’s stepson from his ex-husband, Narvel, first marriage.

Who is Brandon Blackstock’s mother?

Elisa Gayle Ritter is the mother of Brandon Blackstock. Reba McEntire is the stepmother. Reba has only a son, Shelby Blackstock, from the marriage with Narvel.

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