The ‘Fancy’ singer met the actor while filming in 1991 The return of the player: the luck of the draw.
“We’ve stayed in touch over the years, and we both know the same people, so it was like good friends meeting up for dinner in January,” she shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in November 2020. “And then we started texting and talking on the phone, getting to know each other better during the quarantine.”
McEntire was previously married to Charlie Battles from 1976 to 1987 and musical director Narvel Blackstock from 1989 to 2015. She shares son Shelby, born in 1990, with Blackstock.
“Divorce was not my idea. I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion,” the country music legend told CMT. Cody Alan in 2016. “So it was really difficult to make the adjustment, when someone is not happy. I just want everyone to be happy in their lives, because our lives are too short to be miserable.
She added at the time: “What got me through this life change was number one, God. I prayed every day to help me have the strength to move one foot. in front of each other and continue what I’m supposed to do…and then with my team…and my friends, my family, my girlfriends.
Despite the divorce, McEntire remained close to the 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 a family”, McEntire Told We Weekly in 2019 before Clarkson and Brandon split. “She married my eldest son, Brandon, but we’re also good friends, so it goes a long way – when you can have a good friend in your family.”
More recently, after the american idol the alum’s divorce got messy, she said in addition: “I love them both. … I shoot for both of them. I hope they are happy and healthy and that they will get through this. I pray that everyone gives them the encouragement that they can because they need it right now, both of them do. I love them both with all my heart.
The Reba alum, meanwhile, made things red carpet official with Linn in the fall of 2020 and the pair have been showing their love ever since.
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