Country music legend Reba McEntire has faced her share of challenges in recent years, but she has emerged strong and optimistic. In 2015, McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, announced their decision to dissolve their 26-year marriage. While the couple did not reveal the details of their divorce, McEntire shared that it was not her decision to split. Despite the heartache of the situation, McEntire remained positive and focused on moving forward.
One of the ways that McEntire has embraced the future is through her relationship with actor Rex Linn. The couple met while co-starring in the show “Big Sky,” and their relationship has been going strong ever since. McEntire has spoken openly about her affection for Linn, and fans are thrilled to see her happy once again.
Another major event in McEntire’s life has been her son Shelby’s marriage to Marissa Branch. Shelby, a former race car driver, proposed to Branch in January 2021 while the couple was visiting Disney’s Epcot theme park. The pair tied the knot at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, with McEntire and Linn in attendance. The ceremony was a true fairy tale, complete with pyrotechnics and iconic Disney architecture.
Throughout the wedding, Branch made a point of honoring her late grandmother, who worked at the park in her youth. The flower girls entered to “It’s a Small World,” and the bride walked out to “Tale as Old as Time” from “Beauty and the Beast.” McEntire and her son danced to her 2005 song “You’re Gonna Be (Always Loved by Me),” which celebrates the bond between a mother and her child.
While McEntire has faced significant challenges in recent years, she has remained positive and focused on the future. She continues to delight fans with her music and her warm, engaging personality. And with a new relationship and a happy family life, McEntire has much to be grateful for as she looks toward the future.