Reba McEntire reveals she’s dating someone new amid the pandemic

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Reba McEntire has a new man in her life.

The country singer, 65, revealed on Monday’s episode of her Spotify podcast, “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire,” that she’s currently dating a “sweetheart of a guy”: actor Rex Linn.

Linn, 63, played Frank Tripp on “CSI: Miami” from 2003 to 2012 and has appeared on “Better Call Saul” since 2016 and on “Young Sheldon” since 2017. According to McEntire, she and the actor went out for dinner in January, before lockdown orders started taking hold throughout the country in following months.

But McEntire hasn’t let the coronavirus pandemic cancel her young romance. The singer said she’s found text messages and FaceTime calls valuable in getting to know a new romantic interest.

Reba McEntire revealed on Monday’s episode of her podcast that she’s currently dating a “very very, sweetheart of a guy”: actor Rex Linn. (Photo: Larry McCormack / Tennessean.com)

“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,” she said. “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.”

Though she usually avoids talking about her love life publicly, McEntire said she found Monday’s dating-themed episode of her podcast an appropriate time to talk about Linn.

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“He’s very special, and then, since we’re having a dating segment for the podcast, I think it’s very appropriate for me to talk about Rex and that we’re having a blast and still getting to know each other,” she said. “I put myself in his shoes, and I said if he was doing this podcast and he didn’t mention me, I would be crushed.”

The singer added that she’s looking forward to what the future has in store for her and Linn.

“Whatever happens in the future, at this point, we’re very stable, and it’s been a good six months, and I look forward to having more things to look forward to,” she said.

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