Reba McEntire’s Boyfriend Rex Linn Shows Love to His ‘Tater Tot’s’ New Music Video

by Katie Maloney

Reba McEntire and Rex Linn’s relationship status is: pet names.

Pause what you’re doing everyone and read this because country music icon Reba McEntire’s relationship status just reached a new level. In October of last year, Reba McEntire revealed that she was dating her longtime friend, actor Rex Linn. The two first met in 1991 when they were both on the set of the Kenny Rogers’ movie The Gambler. And the two stayed in contact for almost 30 years before dating. (So, when is the romantic-comedy movie based on this relationship coming out?) Now, seven months after announcing their relationship, it’s official. Reba and Rex have pet names for each other. In a recent Instagram post, Rex shared a clip from Reba’s latest music video for her song, “Somehow You Do.”

Along with the video clip, Rex wrote, “Tater Tot’s new video. Already climbing the charts!”

Tator Tot! Reba McEntire, can we please hear the origin story of this adorable nickname?! Also, is it too soon to give them a couple name like “Rexa” or…well, I guess it would just have to be Rexa because there actually aren’t a whole lot of ways to combine the names Rex and Reba.

What’s the Story Behind Reba McEntire’s New Song, ‘Somehow You Do?’

Just a few days ago, Reba McEntire dropped her latest music video. The video is for her song “Somehow You Do,” a song about moving forward even when you think it’s impossible to do so. Diane Warren wrote the song. She also wrote Reba’s hits, “I’ll Be” and “What If.” During the song, Reba sings, “When you think it’s the end of the road, it’s just ‘cuz you don’t know where the road’s leading to. When you think that the mountain’s too high, and the ocean’s too wide, you’ll never get through. Some way, somehow, somehow you do.”

The song is featured on the soundtrack for the new movie starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis, Four Good Days. The movie is about a mother (Close) who helps her daughter (Kunis) through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse. In recovery, four days can feel like an eternity, so that song is fitting. People going through the same thing, or any challenging time, maybe asking “How am I going to get through this?” To which Reba, through her song, replies, “Somehow You Do.”

Reba McEntire’s “Somehow You Do”