Country music icon Reba McEntire recently opened up about the complexities of blending personal and professional life during her marriage to Narvel Blackstock.

In an intimate conversation on "The Drew Barrymore Show," McEntire revealed the challenges she faced while being married to her former manager and husband of 26 years. The couple, who tied the knot in 1989 and divorced in 2015, share a son together and have navigated their careers side by side for decades.

"It was always about business," McEntire explained to Barrymore, highlighting how discussions about their work often permeated even their most private moments together.

She described how their conversations, whether during morning routines or pillow talk, invariably revolved around their professional lives, including upcoming tours and recording projects. This constant focus on work extended to their vacations, with McEntire recalling periods of disconnection before inevitably returning to business talks.

Despite the end of their marriage, McEntire made it clear that the decision to part ways wasn't initiated by her. Reflecting on the split, she told CMT, "I didn't want it in any shape, form, or fashion." While the demise of high-profile relationships often sparks rumors of infidelity, McEntire has not confirmed such speculations regarding her divorce from Blackstock.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, McEntire's career flourished beyond the country music scene, as she ventured into acting and earned numerous awards. Despite the personal trials, she credits Blackstock for his excellent management skills, which contributed significantly to her success during their time together.

In addition to addressing her past marriage, McEntire also took the opportunity to quash recent rumors regarding her departure from "The Voice." Speculation had been circulating on social media that the beloved coach was leaving the NBC singing competition. McEntire firmly dismissed these rumors, assuring fans that she has no intention of stepping down from her role on the show. She further clarified that claims suggesting her endorsement of a weight-loss supplement were part of a scam targeting her followers.

As McEntire navigates her life post-divorce, she continues to make strides in her career while maintaining transparency about her personal experiences. Her candid revelations offer a glimpse into the challenges faced by public figures striving to balance their personal and professional lives.