(Video) Elisa Gayle Ritter: Bio, Net Worth and Family

Elisa Gayle Ritter

Who is Elisa Gayle Ritter?

Elisa Gayle Ritter is a mom, a wife, and an essential figure in the American television world. She is the first wife of Narvel Blackstock and mother-in-law of Kelly Clarkson.

She has been confused with Reba McEntire as online media have shown pictures of Reba McEntire as Elisa Gayle Ritter until we discovered the right one.

To keep it brief she is currently married to Daniel Gilbert. She is now known as Elisa Gilbert. If you want to learn more about Elisa Gayle Ritter’s life, net worth, family, and what’s really going in her life, keep reading or watch the video below.

Elisa Gayle Ritter was born in Tarrant County.

She was born on January 6, 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas. She is an American woman whose ethnic background is Caucasian white.

Elisa Gayle Ritter has always been private about her life. Her parents’ names or the whereabouts of her siblings (if any) are not yet known to the media.

Elisa married Narvel Blackstock on March 30, 1973, at the age of 17. Shortly after her marriage, she got pregnant with her first child.


Elisa Gayle Ritter: Personality

Elisa Gayle Ritter also loves to read novels whenever she is off work. She is a fan of Italian cuisine. The 5-foot, 8-inch tall beauty’s star sign is Capricorn, and she is every bit of Capricorn as one can be.

Although she isn’t very active on social media, we can sense that she is a complete powerhouse.

Capricorns are full of wisdom and resourcefulness. They usually make others become daunted by their strong personalities. Through these traits, we can understand how much of a Capricorn she is.

Elisa supported her husband, Narvel, through thick and thin from her teenage. We can never imagine what it took for her to establish both in the entertainment industry,

Not only is she responsible for the couple’s success, but she has raised her kids to be successful, too. She seems to have a happy life post her divorce from him.

This shows how much of a strong woman she is.

There is no information on whether she liked sports or any sports teams.

Elisa Gayle Ritter: Personal relationships

As mentioned above, She tied the knot with her lover on March 30, 1973, at 17. They both had a beautiful married life, and in the same year of marriage, she gave birth to her first child.

The couple scruffled between temporary jobs in the first years of marriage. Their relationship took a bad turn after 15 years of marriage. They divorced on March 31, 1988.

Elisa Gayle Ritter received a large amount as a divorce settlement from her husband.

They haven’t disclosed the real for divorce; but, it’s rumored that Narvel’s busy schedule was the real reason. Narvel Blackstock’s line of career involved a lot of traveling since he was a steel guitar player. He 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.

The relationship became weaker and weaker due to the busy schedule. After a year of divorcing Elisa, he tied the knot with Reba McEntire. It led to assumptions that Narvel had an affair with Reba while he was in a relationship with his first wife.

Elisa is now married to a handsome man Daniel Gilbert. The couple seems to be enjoying their married life.

Elisa Gilbert is also happy and content with the man in his life.

Narvel and Reba have a son, Shelby Steven Blackstock. They ended their marriage in 2015. He now is in a relationship with Nashville-based real estate agent Laura Putty Stroud.

Narvel and Reba McEntire with their Son Shelby Blackstock
Narvel and Reba McEntire with their Son Shelby Blackstock

Elisa Gayle Ritter: Net Worth

Her net worth is around $15 million.

She may have received a large amount from her divorce settlement from Narvel.

Elisa Gayle Ritter: Her children with Narvel Blackstock

Elisa had 3 children with Narvel Blackstock, 2 daughters, and a son.

1. Shawna Rene Blackstock

Shawna is her first child, born in 1973. She is now 47 years old and married to Jason Slade Meyers.

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

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

2. Brandon Blackstock

Brandon is her second child, born in 1976. He is a talent manager with a net worth of $5 million. Brandon married Kelly Clarkson. Kelly is a songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. They have 2 children together: River Rose Blackstock and Remington Alexander Blackstock.

Brandon shares 2 more children with his former wife, Melissa Ashworth. Their names are Savannah and Seth.

Elisa Gayle Ritter with her Brandon Blackstock
Elisa Gayle Ritter photo with her son Brandon Blackstock

3. Chassidy Celeste Blackstock

Chassidy is the youngest of Elisa’s children. She was born in 1978, now 42 years old. She is married to Scott Standefer and has two children.

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

Elisa Gayle Ritter: A Grandmother

Elisa is not just a mother but also has her own grandchildren. She is the grandmother to four beautiful grandkids, which were born to Brandon and Narvel.

River and Remington were born through Brandon and Kelly Clarkson’s union, while Savannah and Seth were born through Brandon’s marriage to Melissa Ashworth.

Social media

Elisa Gayle Ritter has a FB account with the name Elisa Gilbert.

Elisa Gayle Ritter FB Cover Photo with he husband Danny Gilbert
Elisa Gayle Ritter picture with her husband Daniel Gilber- FB Cover Photo

She has obliterated the view that women can’t juggle between roles. She was a good wife, mother, and successful woman all at the same time.

Elisa Gayle Ritter worked hard to make her name on the TinselWorld as a television producer and a music producer while taking care of her kids.

No doubt she is a living example of woman empowerment. She has proved that “Women can be many things at once, and there is nothing we can’t do.”


Are Elisa Gayle Ritter and Reba McEntire the same person?

Unfortunately, many blogs that are covering celebrities do not spend enough time researching them.

Few sites have researched to find out who Elisa Gayle is. They have used Reba’s photo claiming it to be of Elisa Gayle Ritter.

Reba McEntire and Elisa are not look-alikes. Elisa and Reba are two different individuals.

The only thing common between them is that both are ex-wives of Narvel Blackstock.

Elisa Gayle Ritter is the first wife of Narvel. She is with Daniel Gilbert now and seems to be very happy.

I hope you guys are clear about Elisa and Reba now.

What is Reba McEntire’s Birth Name?

Reba McEntire’s birth name is Reba Nell McEntire. She was born in McAlester, OK, on March 28, 1955. Reba was raised in Chockie in Atoka County on a family ranch.

Who is Reba McEntire Husband?

Reba McEntire isn’t so lucky when it comes to love life. She has married twice. Charlie Battles from 1976 to 1987, and then it was Narvel Blackstock from 1989 to 2015.

After the divorce with Narvel, Reba was dating a 70-year-old retired oil geologist Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo. They called it quits after two years of dating each other.

As of now, Reba is officially single again.

Are Reba and Elisa Related?

Elisa Gayle Ritter was the first wife of Narvel. He married Reba after divorcing Elisa.
Other than that they share no relationship with each other.

Are Reba and Narvel still friends?

Reba and Narvel separated in the year 2015. As a couple, they have given birth to a son, Shelby Blackstock. The couple has been seen together on occasions with their son. It indicates that they may not be married but have a cordial relationship.

Is Elisa Ritter real?

Elisa Ritter is a real person whose online identity was confused with Reba. It was because of the lack of pictures available for her.

Who is Narvel Blackstock dating now?

Narvel is currently seen to have been dating Laura Putty Stroud. She is a Nashville real estate agent and was a good friend of Reba.

Ross McFarlane
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