How Did Rex Linn and Reba Meet

How Did Rex Linn and Reba Meet

Rex Linn and Reba McEntire started dating in 2020, but their relationship started much earlier.

In fact, it is rumored that the couple met more than three decades ago!

However, they didn’t start dating then as their romance caught on earlier in 2020 when they went on their first date.

“We’ve kept in touch over the years and we both know the same people, so it was like good friends got back together for dinner in January,” Reba says. “And then we started texting and calling, getting to know each other better during the quarantine.”

McEntire has always insisted that she has Kenny Rogers to thank for her happy relationship with the actor.

But when and how did they meet?

Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between Rex Linn and Reba!

Rex Maynard Linn is an American actor who has airtime in films and television. You may remember him for his famous role on CSI: Miami as Frank Tripp.

Linn has been dating Reba since the fall of 2020. Reba McEntire is a country singer, actress and songwriter from the United States.

They officially started dating during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been living happily ever since. However, the couple has yet to tie the knot.

Many wonder if Reba will be rebooted. The actress revealed that she was open to the idea, but gave no real clues to the reality of the reboot.

Reba McGehele previous relationship

Reba was in another relationship before starting her happy life with Rex Linn. She was previously in a relationship with Skeeter Lasuzzo in 2017.

Two years later, however, the relationship broke down.

Also, Reba was previously married to Narvel Blackstock for 26 years. The couple divorced in 2015.

On several occasions, McEntire has reminisced about how singing breakup songs felt different after her divorce.

“I think before the divorce I sang those songs because I knew people who had been through those situations, and now I have. So I think that’s the difference,” she said.

How did Rex Linn and Reba meet?

Rex Linn and Reba McEntire first met almost three decades ago on the set of Gambler V: Playing for Keeps.

According to sources, this was one of his first acting roles in Hollywood, and Reba’s role in the project was the second after Roger’s.

Despite the space between their names on the call sheet, the couple remained connected over the years.

They later reunited during a date with friends at a wine bar in Los Angeles.

In this bar, Linn McEntire nicknamed ‘Tater Tot’.

McEntire said, “They have tater tots on the menu and I went crazy because I love tater tots. Rex is known for giving people nicknames, and he said, ‘That’s yours.’”

Linn further praised his talent for giving nicknames. “My nicknames are legendary. They are premeditated, and they always stick with people. You ordered tater tots and dived in like a great white shark with ketchup. I just thought, ‘That’s it!’”

Nickname of Linn

According to the couple, McEntire was forced to come up with a nickname for Linn: Sugar Tot. The nickname came from Reba’s sister Susie.

Apparently she caught Reba in the car on the phone with Rex and asked who she was talking to.

McEntire accordingly replied that she was talking to Rex, and Susie whispered, “Well, give us my regards!”

And since then, McEntire has decided that was Reba’s nickname.


Reba and Rex’s relationship slowed when COVID-19 hit in late 2019.

Governments were forced to impose curfews and lockdowns that restricted movement.

Therefore, it was difficult for them to maintain physical contact.

However, they still had telephone contact with morning coffee dates.

Both parties felt that they had an extraordinary relationship. During the COVID-19 period, they got to know each other without the physical aspect.

They started the Coffee Camp tradition on March 16, 2020 and followed it to the letter.

“If she says we haven’t missed a ‘Coffee Camp,’ we haven’t missed a Coffee Camp since we started,” Rex revealed. “I was in California. She was in Tennessee, and sometimes my coffee camp would start at 3 a.m., but man, I’ve never missed one. I don’t want to miss one.”

Now you know how the two stars met and waited three decades to fall in love. Well, they always say God’s timing is the best!

Arun Agarwal
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