- Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock divorced in 2015.
- Reba started , Anthony Lasuzzo AKA Skeeter, in 2017.
- The two are still going strong, and plan to attend the ACM Awards together in April 2019.
Reba McEntire was in a difficult place following her divorce with television producer Narvel Blackstock in 2015. The two had been married for 26 years, and share a son, Shelby Blackstock. Though it wasn’t easy for the country superstar to move on, she relied on her music and faith to get her through. After that tough time, the "Fancy" singer has finally found love again. Ikaroo.info caught up with Reba to talk all about her happy new relationship.
Reba met boyfriend, Anthony Lasuzzo, who goes by Skeeter, in 2017 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and were introduced by their friends, Kix and Barbara Brooks. (Kix, of course, is one half of the band Brooks & Dunn.)
“[They said] we’ve got a friend who is a wildlife photographer, and he knows all the good places to go and he’ll drive you around,” Reba tells Ikaroo.info. “And so he did, and we started dating about a month or two after that.”
The pair’s sweet romance is well documented on social media, where Reba often shares photos of the couple celebrating Valentine’s Day, hanging out with friends, and enjoying their many vacations. “Last year we were in Africa, Italy, and Iceland,” she says. “We want to go to New Zealand.”
Though they live a mostly laid-back lifestyle, they also find plenty of opportunities to jazz it up a bit. In December, Skeeter, Reba, and Shelby attended the State Department dinner in Washington D.C. ahead of her being honored at the Kennedy Center Honors.
We're sure Skeeter supports Reba through the hard times, too. In December, she performed at the funeral of her "dear friend," George H.W. Bush, alongside the Oak Ridge Boys, which she said was an "honor and a privilege."
Making time for their relationship seems like it’d be a tricky feat, as Reba’s been one busy lady this year. Her new album, , released on April 5, and she says her latest collection is, “more like the songs she grew up with.”
“I grew up singing in dance halls, rodeos, where people danced a lot,” she said. “So these are songs that you can dance to. It’s more back to my roots.”
She’s also gearing up to host the ACM Awards for the 16th time. The show, which airs on April 7, will also include appearances from music’s finest like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and even Reba’s daughter-in-law, Kelly Clarkson. But what we really want to know is: Will Skeeter join Reba for her big night out?
“Definitely,” she says.