Reba McEntire is opening up about her dating life. The country music icon explained during the “Dating” episode of her Living & Learning With Reba McEntire podcast that she is in a relationship with CSI: Miami star Rex Linn.
The two began dating earlier this year. The “Fancy” singer revealed the news while speaking on the podcast with her former Reba co-star Melissa Peterman.
McEntire and Linn went on a date in January. She says, “and then February on, it was the COVID pandemic, and we were talking, texting, FaceTime. And that’s a really good way to get to know people.”
At the time, Linn took to Instagram to share a photo of the two of them together enjoying a meal. “Had a fantastic dinner with this Oklahoma girl,” he captioned the snap. “Tater tots and Ketchup included.”
Reba McEntire on Their Relationship
McEntire, 65, continued by saying: “It’s good to have a person to talk to, laugh with, get into subjects about what’s going on. 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.”
Peterman responded to McEntire by offering her stamp of approval. “I think you guys are real cute together,” she said.
Some of Linn’s major acting credits include JAG and The Fugitive. His first big role came in 1989’s Night Game. He landed the gig on CSI: Miami in 2002.
Furthermore, Linn plays Kevin Wachtell on Better Call Saul and Principal Petersen on Young Sheldon. Earlier this year, McEntire made a guest appearance on Young Sheldon, the Big Bang Theory spinoff.
From 1989 until 2015, Reba was married to her former manager, Narvel Blackstock.
[H/T Taste of Country]