Reba McEntire and her husband and manager Narvel Blackstock have announced that they have separated after 26 years of marriage.

The two said in a joint statement that they have actually been separated for several months now. The statement also said that they will continue to work together, as they have been doing for some 35 years.

A rep declined to comment as to the reason for the separation or whether they plan to divorce.

Reba's career continues to run the gamut these days from music, television, film and theater. Her latest album, "Love Somebody", was released in April.

Blackstock runs a management company that represents McEntire, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson (who is married to Narvel's son Brandon).

The couple has one son together, race car driver Shelby Blackstock. Blackstock has three other children.