Famous musician and actress Reba McEntire are admired for her approachable personality.
She recently opened up about her family life in a rare interview, and she revealed that living in the country greatly influenced how she raised her one and only child.
Due to her sincerity and laid-back attitude, Reba is one of those uncommon musical gems. The unapologetically country 67-year-old musician grew up on a ranch in Chockie, Oklahoma.
She participated in a family band and assisted with the livestock when she wasn’t in school. Her father and grandfather were successful rodeo competitors, and Reba was a big fan of barrel racing.
Many of the values Reba held throughout her life resulted from her rural upbringing.
“You show up,” she told People, “if you say you’re going to be somewhere at a certain time.”.
“I was raised similarly”.
She was already well-known; Shelby, her son, had just been born in 1990. She knew that, despite his famous mother, she would need to exercise caution to raise him properly.
Raising Shelby required Reba to make several challenging choices, but she remained devoted to her principles.
She said, “I never let Shelby win when we played games or cards.
“That wouldn’t have taught him anything. “I always told Shelby, “I’ll love you forever, Before, but I want other people to like you. So, don’t act rudely. “Don’t be an entitled brat,” she admonishes.
Narvel Blackstock, a GRAMMY Award-winning singer and Shelby’s ex-husband instilled in her a sense of tolerance and equality for all people. She is now a race car driver.
She stated, “Many people have told me that you’d never know (he) had been blessed with the life he was given.
Prior to having her child, McEntire acknowledged that she was a little more narcissistic. She tried to be with him for as long as she could.
She defended taking him on the trip by saying, “I had the sweetest nannies.”. “When I could not, I would fly home following a concert, wake him up, drive him to school, and then pick him up. We would play until that evening when I had to fly out again for a show. I desired Shelby’s company. Still, I do”.
The country music singer has previously spoken out about her son’s ADHD. In contrast to his earlier reading struggles, he is now a voracious reader in his 30s.
“He is always looking for ways to grow and perform better. His father did a great job as well. To me, Shelby is a gift from God. We are nearing our destination. I used to be very egotistical before Shelby. The attention then shifts to a small character that you are tasked with caring for, guiding, and teaching”.
Reba is always happy for her son, especially since he recently wed Marissa, who will be his wife. The couple married in a fairytale-themed ceremony at Walt Disney World.