Reba McEntire isn’t opposed to getting married again, but she’s leaving it up to her longtime boyfriend, Rex Linn. The Country Music Hall of Fame member opened up about her relationship with Linn, which began in early 2020, saying she’d be happy to say “I do” — or live happily ever after, even without a wedding ring.
“That would be up to him,” McEntire shared 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.”
Whether or not McEntire and Linn ever tie the knot, McEntire feels certain she has found true love with her fellow Young Sheldon co-star.
“He’s a very supportive man,” McEntire boasted. “I love him with all my heart,”
The couple, who starred in Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler in 1991, reconnected in Los Angeles in January of 2020. Although sparks instantly flew, due to the pandemic, they were forced to spend the early stages of their relationship long-distance. Although challenging, the 68-year-old says their time apart became a blessing in disguise.
“We didn’t see each other again [that year] until June 16,” McEntire said. “So it was telephones, Zooms, texting, so we got to really know each other before it was any physical contact.”
“Rex meets me at the garage when I get out of the car,” McEntire revealed. “He’ll fix me a drink if I need it.”
“He’ll sit there and talk to me because I’ve talked my head off all day long so he knows I just need to relax and chill,” she added.
McEntire just released the emotional “Seven Minutes in Heaven” video, in honor of her late mother, Jacqueline, who passed away in 2020. The song is the only new track on her Not That Fancy acoustic album, out now.
“The music video for ‘Seven Minutes In Heaven’ is just really sweet and simple,” McEntire explained (via CMT). “We tried to imagine what it might be like to go to heaven and sit down with someone you’ve lost. The heartbreaker is that you only get to spend seven minutes with them. For me, that person is my Mama. I hope that the fans can imagine who that person is for them and find some comfort in knowing that someday, they’ll get to spend forever with that person they love.”
McEntire also just released Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots. Find the book, and all of McEntire’s music and upcoming shows, at Reba.com.