Charles Battles: Reba McEntires ex-husband, children and cause of death.
Who is Reba McEntire? Charles Battle wife
Reba McEntire worked with PolyGram/Mercury for many years. She released many of the McEntires albums with them, they were not successful as expected.
Her rise to fame was with her songs like“(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven”, “I’m Not That Lonely Yet” and “Can’t Even Get the Blues”.
The “Can’t Even Get The Blues” song later became the singers number song on the Billboard hot on the country music chart.
Reba made a change in her record contract when she signed with a different records company in 1984.
The change in record label was the unhappiness of the musician about path of her career at the time.
The new record label was with MCA records and she had what she wanted after the signing.
The singer reportedly had her breakout release with her song My Kind of Country.
Who was Charles Battles?
Charles Battles is the first husband of celebrated country music singer Reba McEntire.
Charles was said to be a rancher. Remember Reba herself was raised in a ranch and seem to have fallen in love with someone with that career.
Aside being a rancher, Charles was also a champion in wrestling. He was a steer wrestling champion.
Charles Battles was said to be as many as 10 years, a senior to Reba, but as it is always said, love knows no boundary.
Charles also had children in his previous marriage.
This means that Reba was not the first wife of Charles B.
Reba and Charles Battles had a ranch in Reba’s home town of Oklahoma.
Their marriage ended in a divorce in 1987. Charles was said to be overdependent on his wife Reba.
He is reported to some times collect money without permission from ranger of businesses that the singer and actress had.
Charles Battles is also said to have too much anger which did not sit well with his famous wife.
Reba is said to have confessed her love for Charles. She spoke about how the two of them had fun together. She said they “rodeoged” together and also ranched together as well.
“I loved Charlie with all my heart, I wanted to marry him… We had a lot of fun,” McEntire shared in a past interview with PEOPLE. “We rodeoed together, we ranched together.” She added.
Other issues that made Reba and Charles to break up was Charles insecurity as Reba continue to blossom in her career.
Reba is said to have stated in her book Reba:my story that Charles always seeks for his own welfare against that of hers.
She further added that, Charles had little enthusiasm in her affairs and the career she was pursing.
She further alleged that she did not feel included in her step children.
She gave an example of how Charles will not allow her to take part when the family of father and children go out to feed say the cattle.
Charles Battles instead of being candid with her, to inform her that he sometimes wants to spend time with his boys.
The rancher cum wrestler will tell her that there is no room for them to add her in their car.
He would then drive off with his kids after these remarks.
The names of Charles two sons whom he had from his previous marriages are Lance and Coty Battles.
Being fed up with this and many others, made the famous singer to walk away from Charles.
She did not share kids with Charles in that marriage with him.
Reba, the country music singer left Oklahoma to Nashville to pursue not just her career, but to take a moment over her fallen marriage.
Charles Battles also moved on in his relationship life.
He is said to have married one Donna Granger.
This marriage happened in 1998.
Reba also moved ahead in her relationship life.
She got married to Navel Blackstock in 1989.
That marriage went as far as to 2015.
It also ended in a divorce.
Charles Battles cause of death.
Charles died in 2013. He suffered a stroke in 2006 and lived with it till his death in 2013
Charles is reported to have been buried at ” Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA”