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Reba McEntire & Rex Linn Discuss Their 'Very Special' Relationship That Started During Quarantine

Reba McEntire & Rex Linn Discuss Their 'Very Special' Relationship That Started During Quarantine

Reba McEntire and Rex Linn are dishing on their relationship!

It was confirmed last year that the country-music superstar was dating the CSI: Miami actor and in a new episode of her podcast Living & Learning with Reba McEntire, the pair sat down to discuss what it was like starting their relationship during quarantine.

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Reba and Rex began by talking about their scheduled “coffee camp,” which they used as a way to keep in touch with each other while they were apart.

“It was a very special relationship, us getting to know each other without any physical aspect to it at all,” Reba said. “We’d talk in the morning, we started ‘Coffee Camp’ while I was staying in Oklahoma… We haven’t missed a ‘Coffee Camp’ since March 16.”

“I was in California, she was in Tennessee and sometimes my ‘Coffee Camp’ started at 3 a.m. but man I have never missed one; I don’t wanna miss one,” Rex added.

He also shared that he would frequently send food to Rebaas a way to connect with her.

“It allowed us to develop an emotional intimacy through those months and weeks,” Rex said of their daily calls. “But I would send you food from all over the country cause I’m a foodie and you’re a foodie. I was thinking last night, what was your favorite food that I sent you?”

Some of the dishes he sent included lobster rolls, ice cream and Reba‘s favorite dessert, pecan pie.

“We were flabbergasted ’cause that was such a good pecan pie,” she said. “I kept the box it came in and everything, your note. We were thrilled to death for the UPS or [FedEx] or any kind of delivery person driving up the hill. Marc would ask me that morning ‘Is Rex sending anything?’”

Reba said that part of their bond came after her mom was diagnosed with cancer last year. She sadly passed away in May 2020.

“We had just found out that she has bladder cancer and you said ‘You just feel free to call me anytime you want to talk’ and I just quit texting and we’ve been talking ever since,” she said.

Rex‘s support was not unlike one Reba had offered the actor decades earlier.

“In 1998, my mom passed away and the day that we buried her we went back to mom’s house… My sister walks up and says, ‘You got a phone call’ and I said, ‘Now, right now?’ And she said, ‘I think you probably want to take this,’” Rex explained. “So I went back in my old bedroom that I grew up in, sat on the bed and it was Reba. And she said, ‘I understand what you’re going through today. I just wanted to talk to you.’ We talked for about 25 minutes and I never forgot it.”

He continued, “It was amazing and it was uplifting. It was really special and little did I know 20 years later, 21 years later, I’d be doing the same thing with her… But I never forgot that. And that’s why I said to you, ‘If you ever want to talk, just give me a call.’”

A few months ago, Reba revealed that she and Rex had contracted COVID-19 after being vaccinated.

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