AceShowbiz - %cKelly Clarkson% is allegedly the reason why her parents-in-law %cReba McEntire% and Narvel Blackstock didn't end their marriage earlier though the two have been reportedly living apart for years. The "Heartbeat Song" singer reportedly urged the estranged couple to stay together.
"They've been living apart for two years. Kelly urged them not to split and she's the reason they didn't split earlier," a source told Us Weekly. "She was really fighting for them to make it work and stay together."
Earlier this year, the former winner of "American Idol" told Rolling Stone about her close relationship with Reba. They often had fun activities with other family members in the night, including playing board games. "My sister, my mom, me and Reba are the gamers in the family. Everyone else we just drag into it," Kelly revealed.
Reba and Narvel announced their split in a joint statement released on Monday, August 3. "Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other," the statement read. "They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time." However, it's unclear if the former couple has or will file for divorce.