Country music icon Reba McEntire often sings about love in her chart-topping songs. The Grammy winner is a hopeless romantic, which was evident when she first announced her relationship with actor Rex Linn.

When Did Reba McEntire and Rex Linn Start Dating?

Reba first revealed her romance with the Hollywood star in October 2020, telling fans she was dating a “sweetheart of a guy” during an episode of her “Living & Learning” podcast. “Yeah, I am [dating] Rex Linn … and we’ve been talking during the pandemic,” she gushed at the time.

The “Fancy” singer said the two became romantically involved after they had dinner together in New York City in January 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S. weeks later, they started talking on the phone, texting and using FaceTime to keep in touch.

“He’s very into my music, I’m very into his career — it’s just great getting to talk to somebody who I find very interesting, very funny and very smart, and is interested in me too,” continued Reba, who was previously wed to ex-husbands Narvel Blackstock and Charlie Battles. “[Rex is] very special.”

After sharing the news of their romance, Rex and Reba showcased their love on social media a handful of times. The Tremors actress and the Breakdown actor made their public debut as a couple at the CMAs in November 2020.

Are Reba McEntire and Rex Linn Still Together?

Though they’ve kept their relationship pretty low-key, Reba and Rex are still happily together.

“They’re very similar … perfect for each other really,” a source told Closer in July 2021. “They enjoy being laid back, staying at home, drinking a few beers, watching football … or they can travel together, go to museums, catch a show or listen to music.”

Reba McEntire wears green sequined gown and Rex Linn wears black suit
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When it comes to their bond, Reba and Rex have a very natural connection. “Their friendship and romance is very easy going,” the insider explained. “It never felt forced, which is why Reba fell for Rex.”

Whether they’re hanging out at Reba’s Beverly Hills or Nashville estates, or traveling the country for her legendary career, the “Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” artist and Rex always “have a blast together,” the source added. “They’re always laughing, which is probably the secret to their happiness.”

Aside from keeping each other entertained with their silly antics, Reba and Rex “have a playful rivalry,” the insider continued. “Reba is very much an Oklahoma girl and he’s a true Texan … [but they] completely get each other.”