A few of Reba McEntire’s most well-known songs are about love, and the Queen of Nation — who’s performing the Nationwide Anthem throughout this yr’s Tremendous Bowl pregame — has been in a blissful relationship together with her boyfriend, Rex Linn, for greater than three years. As their romance took off in 2020 on the top of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2 couldn’t get pleasure from in-person dates for fairly a while. So, Reba saved Rex’s contact on her cellphone as “Rex Linn, long-distance boyfriend,” and she or he hasn’t modified it since! Hold studying to search out out extra about their relationship and Reba’s previous marriages.
Reba and Charlie had been married from 1976 to 1987. The previous pair first met within the mid-Nineteen Seventies whereas Reba was turning into a rising star. She was 21 years outdated once they obtained married.
Since they ended their 11-year marriage, not a lot info has been launched concerning their relationship, and it’s nonetheless unclear why Reba and Charlie referred to as it quits
Narvel joined Reba as her guitarist within the Nineteen Eighties, and the duo developed a stable working relationship on the time. Since she was nonetheless married to Charlie, the “One Promise Too Late” singer didn’t begin courting Narvel till she finalized her divorce from Charlie.
Narvel ultimately grew to become the handle of Reba’s band, they usually began courting within the late Nineteen Eighties. In 1989, Reba and Narvel exchanged vows and welcomed their baby, son Shelby Blackstock, in 1990.
In 2015, Narvel shocked Reba when he filed for divorce. The nation music artist admitted she was surprised throughout an episode of her podcast, “Forging Your Personal Path.”
“The divorce was not my selection. I didn’t need it in any respect,” Reba identified. “The individuals who had been actually caring for me and my firm [and] my profession left me. It was sort of a, as I name, come-to-Jesus assembly. I needed to collect my put on with all.”
Reba and Anthony met in 2017 whereas Reba was on trip in Wyoming, and the Reba alum as soon as gushed over how “in love” they had been throughout a 2019 interview with PEOPLE.
“We’re completely in love … completely,” she advised the outlet earlier than joking, “I wouldn’t put up with any individual for 2 years if I wasn’t in love with ’em! The outdated coronary heart’s nonetheless beating.”
Regardless of having fun with a blissful romance, Reba and Anthony ultimately cut up in 2019.
Though Rex and Reba fell in love in 2020, they first met in 1991 on the set of The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. They didn’t be in contact usually till they reconnected in 2020 whereas engaged on Younger Sheldon.
Throughout a 2023 interview with TODAY, Reba recalled how Rex requested her out. “Rex texted me and stated, ‘You’re coming to LA? Let’s have dinner,’” she defined. “I don’t know what it was about it. … I needed to get in to see Rex so dangerous I may hardly stand it. We had been inseparable.”