Reba and Her New Boyfriend Have the Cutest Nicknames For Each Other

Reba and her new boyfriend, actor Rex Linn, are “livin’ the dream” together. The couple recently visited Montana and shared…


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October 19, 2020


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Reba and her new boyfriend, actor Rex Linn, are “livin’ the dream” together.

The couple recently visited Montana and shared an adorable snapshot together on their respective Instagram feeds. What’s even cuter is the fact that they appear to already have special nicknames for each other.

In her post, Reba referred to Rex as her “Sugar Tot” while Rex called Reba “Tater Tot” in his post.

Reba first revealed she was dating the CSI: Miami star during a recent episode of her Living & Learning with Reba McEntire podcast.

“I am [dating], a very, very sweetheart of a guy, Rex Linn and we’ve been talking during the pandemic,” McEntire shared.

“It’s good to have a person to talk to, laugh with, get into subjects about what’s going on, discussions about our past, our family, funny stories, him being an actor and me being an actress,” she went on to say. “He’s very into my music. I’m very into his career. It’s just great getting to talk to somebody who I find very interesting, very funny, very smart and is interested in me too.”

Rex Linn is a television and film actor and is known for roles in shows such as Better Call Saul, CSI: Miami and JAG. He also stars in Young Sheldon, a CBS comedy that Reba made a guest appearance on earlier this year.

Reba said they are “having a blast” getting to know each other and said that Rex is “very special.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.