Back in 2015, Reba McEntire went through a rough divorce with television producer Narvel Blackstock. But just as her heart seemed to all be healed up again, Closer Weekly can exclusively confirm the beloved country queen and her most recent boyfriend, Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo, have split after two years together.
The country artist, 64, first met Skeeter, 70, back in August 2017 while on a vacation tour of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And once they crossed paths the rest was romantic history. “We’re totally in love — absolutely,” the singer gushed to People in April 2019. “I wouldn’t put up with somebody for two years if I wasn’t in love with ’em!” she said. “The old heart’s still beating.”
Despite her public displays of affection, the source told Closer that the relationship just wasn’t working out anymore. The insider explained that Reba’s “busy schedule and Skeeter’s way of life — he’s retired — just didn’t mesh very well.” Aww!
Even though Reba is a single lady in her 60s, fans aren’t worried about how she’ll handle the split considering she’s no stranger to heartbreak. After being blindsided by Narvel, who asked for a divorce in 2015 following 26 years of marriage, a separate friend told Closer in March that the “Fancy” songstress rebuilt her life from the ground up.
“Reba really learned that she can stand on her two feet, that she doesn’t and never really did need a man to take care of her,” the friend confided at the time, noting that the country legend was “happier now than she’s ever been.”
Even though Reba and Skeeter seemed to be on the fast track to true love, a source told Closer that marriage wasn’t likely to ever happen — even before their split — because of Reba’s previous relationship history. “She loves having [Skeeter] in her life, but she’s been married twice,” the friend divulged at the time. “The words ‘marriage’ and ‘husband’ are a bit tricky for her now.”
Although Reba and Skeeter are no longer together, we have no doubt these two will remain amicable exes!
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