A long time within the making! Reba McEntire and Rex Linn first crossed paths 30 years earlier than they began relationship.
The “Fancy” songstress met the actor whereas capturing 1991’s The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.
“We’ve saved involved with one another through the years, and we each know the identical folks, so it was similar to good associates getting again collectively having dinner in January,” she defined on Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen in November 2020. “After which we began texting and speaking on the phone, attending to know one another higher through the quarantine.”
McEntire was beforehand married to Charlie Battles from 1976 to 1987 and music supervisor Narvel Blackstock from 1989 to 2015. She shares son Shelby, born in 1990, with Blackstock.
“The divorce was not my thought. I didn’t need it in any form, type or vogue,” the nation music legend instructed CMT’s Cody Alan in 2016. ”So it was actually laborious to make the adjustment, when somebody’s not blissful. I simply need all people to be blissful of their lives, as a result of our lives are too brief to be depressing.”
She added on the time: ”The factor that bought me by this modification in life, is primary, God. I prayed day by day to assist me have the power to maneuver one foot in entrance of the opposite, and proceed on with what I’m speculated to be doing … after which with my crew … and my associates, my household, my girlfriends.”
Regardless of the divorce, McEntire stayed near the Blackstock household, together with stepson Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson, who introduced their break up in June 2020 after almost seven years of marriage. (The previous couple share daughter River and son Remington.)
“We’re household,” McEntire instructed Us Weekly in 2019 earlier than Clarkson and Brandon’s break up. “She married my oldest son, Brandon, however we’re additionally good associates, in order that goes a good distance — when you possibly can have good friend as part of your loved ones.”
Extra lately, after the American Idol alum’s divorce bought messy, she instructed Additional: “I really like them each. … I’m pulling for each of them. I hope they’re blissful and wholesome and pull by this. I pray everybody offers them the encouragement they’ll as a result of they want it proper now, each of them do. I really like the each of them with all my coronary heart.”
The Reba alum, in the meantime, made issues pink carpet official with Linn throughout fall 2020 and the pair have been displaying off their love ever since.
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