Reba McEntire’s Son Shelby Gets Engaged to ‘Disney Princess’ Girlfriend at Disney World’s Epcot

by Katie Maloney

Reba McEntire’s son, Shelby Blackstock, has officially found his “Forever Love.”

Blackstock announced to the world that he and his longtime girlfriend, Marissa Branch, are officially engaged. The two made it official at “The Most Magical Place in the world” during a trip to Disney World. Fans can see all the juicy details as both Blackstock and Branch shared photos from the proposal on Instagram.

Blackstock posted a photo of himself on one knee, popping the question, next to an overjoyed Branch. Along with the photo of the proposal, Blackstock writes, “Closing out the best year of my life the right way- I’m engaged to my best friend! @rissabranch I love you. Now let’s celebrate the way we know best!”

Branch also took to Instagram to share the news. She started by teasing fans with a photo of herself looking surprised. She captioned the photo “What do you think was happening in this photo? Caption this moment: 👇🏼” Fans immediately caught on. The first comment on the photo is from a follower who writes, “You said Yes?” along with an engagement ring emoji.

We can’t think of a cooler mother-in-law than Reba McEntire!

Shortly after her teaser photo, Branch shared the proposal with followers. She posted a photo of herself and Blackstock embracing as she showed off her new ring. Along with the photo, she writes, “People do crazy things… when they’re in love. – Hercules.” She also shared an up-close photo of the ring.

Was Reba McEntire Hinting About The Proposal In Her New Years Post?

McEntire shared a photo collage of the best and most challenging moments of her year on a New Years Eve Instagram post.

Along with the photo, she writes, “From my Mama and other dear friends going to Heaven to spending special time with my family, having some fun and finding love, 2020 sure was a great example of sadness and happiness often going together hand-in-hand. We say goodbye to 2020 today and look forward to brighter days ahead! Happy New Year!”

McEntire could have been referring to finding love with actor Rex Linn who she has been dating for the past year. However, we think she may have been hinting to fans that her son was about to get engaged! Regardless, we are excited for the happy couple.