Ever since Reba McEntire dropped the bombshell about her boyfriend, Rex Linn, in October 2020, fans have been dying to know all the sweet details about their budding romance. The country icon’s “very special” man is incredibly talented just like her!
Reba revealed she started dating Rex following a “dinner” together in New York City in January 2020. “I am [dating] Rex Linn,” she dished during an episode of her “Living & Learning” podcast later in the year, revealing the coronavirus pandemic allowed them to get to know each other. “We’ve been talking.”
Even though the “Fancy” songstress and the CSI: Miami star were social distancing at their separate homes amid the outbreak in 2020, they began “talking, texting” and even used “FaceTime” to keep in touch. “That’s a really good way to get to know people,” Reba gushed.
As soon as the two connected, it wasn’t long before the Grammy winner and Rex established a close bond. “[We’ve been] having discussions about our past, our [families], funny stories, him being an actor, me being an actress,” the “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” singer explained. “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.”
Considering the Reba actress was previously married to her first husband, Charlie Battles, from 1976 to 1987, and her second spouse, Narvel Blackstock, from 1989 to 2015, she feels it’s “very important to be selective” when choosing a partner. However, she wasn’t worried about sharing details of her “private life” with the Cliffhanger actor.
“He’s very special,” Reba sweetly insisted. “It’s good to have a person to talk to, [to] laugh with [and] get into subjects about what’s going on.”
The country icon and Hollywood hunk’s romance has only intensified over the years. “They’re very similar … perfect for each other really,” a source exclusively 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.”
Aside from her former nuptials, the Little Rascals alum was previously dating wildlife photographer Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo. Reba and her ex-beau became a couple in 2017 but called it quits after two years together in November 2019. Although Reba was heartbroken, she had “no regrets” about the end of their relationship, a friend told Closer at the time. “Skeeter showed her that love is always around the corner.”
It looks like Rex came knocking! In an October 2021 interview with Extra, Reba discussed the possibility of walking down the aisle with her beau at some point in the future.“We’ve talked about it and giggled about it,” the Malibu Country actress said about the idea of getting married again. “We thought, ‘Man if we ever had a ceremony, we would have to have a 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and an 8:00 ’cause we have so many friends, acquaintances and family.'”
In March 2022, the couple showed PDA as they stepped out together on the red carpet at the Oscars. They held hands and looked more in love than ever before during the appearance.
The pair looked marvelous at the CMA Awards in November 2022. Reba donned a sensual royal blue velvet dress and Rex wore a black suit with a blue pocket square to match.
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