2020 has felt like anything but a fairytale, but for Reba McEntire and CSI Miami star, Rex Linn, it’s managed to become just that.
In the October 5 episode of Living & Learning with Reba McEntire Podcast, titled “Dating,” Reba opened up about finding new love in the midst of a pandemic.
In the episode, Reba revealed that she and Rex Linn shared their first date back at the beginning of the year and then the pandemic hit in February.
Given Rex’s Instagram following is notably less than Reba’s, it’s understandable that this budding romance stayed mostly hidden from fans until Reba announced it on her podcast. Nevertheless, when scrolling back to January 23 of this year, users will find none other than a snap of Reba and Rex—who is 63 years old—on what we can assume to be one of the couple’s first dates.
“Had a fantastic dinner with this Oklahoma girl,” he captioned the post, in which the two looked quite cozy. “Tater Tots and Ketchup included.”
Of course, fans were quick to show their support for the new couple. One fan commented, “Loving this match!!” while another added, “I so happy for the both of you.”