Reba McEntire has been dating Rex Linn for more than three years, and seem destined for a lifetime of happiness. Although McEntire has been married twice before, Linn has never said “I do,” which is why she is leaving it up to him on whether they ever tie the knot, or not.
“I told him if he wanted to get married that’s up to him totally,” McEntire tells Taste of Country. “He doesn’t seem pressured one way or the other. We get along so well. We have fun. We travel together. Now, if you can do a road trip with a person and not get in an argument and still like each other when you get to your destination, that’s a pretty good partnership right there.”
Although Linn and McEntire grew up in different states, they both had a similar upbringing, and have found they have many things in common besides their shared career in the entertainment industry.
“We grew up in Oklahoma,” McEntire says. “He started in Texas, I don’t hold that against him, but we love all the same things and we’re close in age, so when I say, ‘Oh, you remember Bewitched back when we were kids?’ He’ll say, ‘Oh, I had a crush on Elizabeth Montgomery.’ We can talk about things. It’s a lot of fun.”
This isn’t the first time McEntire has said she’d be willing to marry Linn. In another recent interview, the 68-year-old said she would say yes if he proposed, but that decision was his and his alone.
“That would be up to him,” McEntire recently said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “I’ve been married twice, he’s never been married, so if he wants to, that’s totally up to him.”
“He’s a very supportive man,” she added. “I love him with all my heart.”
McEntire’s love life isn’t the only thing that is going well for her right now. She recently celebrated having a book on the New York Times Best-Seller List, with her Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots. She also has a new single at radio, “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” released in honor of her mother, Jacqueline, who passed away in 2020.
“I’ve got a picture of her here on my desk. She’s just smiling. And that’s the way I remember her so well,” McEntire shared with Everything Nash and other outlets during a recent virtual media event.. “She was a strong woman. I get that from her. Daddy was strong too, but Mama was really tough.”
“It is a different part of me coming out because it’s non-scripted,” McEntire explained. “It is. You just go have fun, which I like to do that. And cutting up with Niall and Gwen and John, and jabbing them and doing that competitive thing, it is just hysterical. And they come up with some of the funniest skits for us to get to do. So it just brought out my personality that a lot of people haven’t seen. If you see a concert, you’ll see a little bit of it. It’s just me being a me.”
The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM ET on NBC. The book and all of McEntire’s music and upcoming shows can be found at Reba.com.