“Minutes and hours and years may go by
But my heart knows nothing of time
So don’t cry, just keep me right there
In your dreams
And hold on to these words of mine
-Songbook of Reba, Chapter, “Forever Love,” Verse 3.
Have faith in this year of our Blessed Mother Reba McEntire, my friends! Our prayers and pleas have been answered. For once in 2020, we servants of Oklahoma’s Patron Saint and Queen of County (sorry Dolly) have something to rejoice over!
Country music legend Reba McEntire made a major announcement during a recent episode of her podcast, “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire.”
McEntire announced that she has been dating actor Rex Linn since at least early this year, according to the website Taste of Country. During the podcast, McEntire said the two had dinner in late January, “and then February and on. It was the COVID pandemic, and we were talking, texting, FaceTiming, and that’s a really good way to get to know people.”
In the Songbook of Reba, Chapter “I keep on Lovin’ You,” Verse 1-2, our Blessed Mother says,
“Love takes the patience of Job
That’s what my Mama always said
Faith is the belief in something more than what you know
That’s what the Good Book says”
Our Blessed Mother Reba knows that 2020 has been difficult for all of us. Collectively, Reba’s loyal followers rejoice in her joy and celebrate this union! Like a royal wedding at the end of a world war, may our Blessed Mother’s new relationship breathe a new life of hope and prosperity for the rest of 2020. But who is the man who has been graced with the love of Reba?
Although Taste of Country says the exact timeline of McEntire’s and Linn’s relationship is unclear, Linn posted a picture of the two during dinner in late January.
“Had a fantastic dinner with this Oklahoma girl. Tater tots and Ketchup included. @reba,” Linn posted on Instagram.
Linn, who grew up in Oklahoma City after his family moved to Texas when he was young, is a familiar face of television and the big screen. Some of his credits include “Rush Hour,” “CSI: Miami,” “Wyatt Earp,” “Better Caul Saul,” “Waco,” “Nashville,” and “Django Unchained.”
While we are happy to hear of this budding relationship, we Okies are also mindful and protective of the fragility our patron saint’s heart. Should Rex Linn blaspheme, betray, or disrespect our Blessed Mother by breaking her heart, may he remember that Oklahomans still haven’t let go of their Reba McEntire “Read My Mind” cassette tapes from 1994, so they for damn sure won’t let go of a grudge.