Reba McEntire Is Dating Rex Linn, Get to Know the ‘CSI: Miami’ Star

by Jennifer Shea
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Reba McEntire is sharing details of her new relationship with “CSI: Miami” star Rex Linn.

The country singer and actress has been seeing Linn since January or February of this year, she revealed on an episode of her “Living & Learning With Reba McEntire” podcast.

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Taste of Country has traced the start of their relationship to a January Instagram post on Linn’s account. 

“It’s good to have a person to talk to, laugh with, get into subjects about what’s going on,” McEntire said. “Discussions about our past, our family, funny stories, him being an actor, me being an actress. And he’s very into my music. I’m very into his career. It’s just great getting to talk to somebody who I find very interesting, very funny, very smart, and is interested in me, too.”

Before she dated Linn, McEntire was married to Charlie Battles from 1976 to 1987, and then to her former manager Narvel Blackstock from 1989 to 2015. From 2017 to 2019, she dated photographer Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo, who she met through a mutual friend.

McEntire shared that Linn sent her care packages when her mother died this January. And she called him a real “sweetheart” of a guy.

“We’re having a blast and still getting to know each other,” McEntire added. “Whatever happens in the future, we’re very stable and it’s been a good six months. And I look forward to having more things to look forward to.”

Get to know Rex Linn

Linn moved from Spearman, Texas to Oklahoma City when he was a child. He wanted to be an actor from a young age, but a high school drama teacher told him to find another line of work.

He worked in a bank in Oklahoma until he was in his early thirties before abandoning banking to pursue acting professionally. He got engaged to Renee DeRese in 2010, according to People.

Over the course of his career, Linn appeared in a number of hit films. He played Agent Whitney in the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker led buddy cop flick, Rush Hour. In 1993’s Cliffhanger, Linn portrayed Travers. Other big-screen roles include parts in Django Unchained, Appaloosa, and The Zodiac.

Most recently, Linn took on several notable TV roles. He played Principal Peterson on the Big Bang Theory spinoff, Young Sheldon. He also appeared as Kevin Wachtell in Better Call Saul, an offshoot of AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad.

Country music fans may also recognize Linn from the series Nashville. He played Bill Lexington and appeared on the show between 2015 and 2016.

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