decades in the making! Reba McEntire And rex lynn They first met 30 years ago when they started dating.
The “Fancy” singer met the actor during a 1991 shoot The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.
“We’ve been in contact with each other over the years, and we both know the same people, so it was just like good friends meeting up for dinner back in January,” she explained Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen In November 2020. “And then we started messaging and talking on the telephone, getting to know each other better during quarantine.”
McIntyre was previously married to Charlie Battles from 1976 to 1987, and music manager Narvel Blackstock From 1989 to 2015. She shares with Blackstock a son, Shelby, born in 1990.
“The divorce was not my idea. I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion,” the country music legend told CMT’s cody allen In 2016. So it was really difficult to adjust when one is not happy. All I want is that everyone should be happy in their life, because our life is too short to be sad.
She added at the time: “The thing that got me through this change in life, number one, is God. I prayed every day to help me move one foot in front of the other, and continue to do what I want to do.” … and then with my team … and my friends, my family, my girlfriends.”
Despite divorce, McIntyre remains close to Blackstock family, including stepson brandon blackstock And Kelly Clarkson, who announced their split in June 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage. (The former couple share daughter River and son Remington.)
“We are family,” McEntire explained. us weekly Before Clarkson and Brandon split in 2019. “She’s married to my oldest son, Brandon, but we’re also good friends, so it goes a long way — when you can have a good friend as part of your family.”
recently, after American Idol The alum’s divorce went awry, she reveals Excessive: “I love them both. … I’m pulling for them both. I hope they’re happy and healthy and get out of this. I pray everyone gives them all the encouragement they can Because they need it right now, both of them have. I love them both with all my heart.
Meanwhile, the Reba alum made things red carpet official with Lynn during the fall of 2020, and the pair have been flaunting their love ever since.
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