Reba McEntire’s Boyfriend Rex Linn Will Play Her Onscreen Husband on ‘Big Sky’ Season 3

Reba and Rex Lynn

Reba and Rex Lynn

ABC via Getty Reba McEntire and Rex Lynn

Reba McEntire is experiencing some art imitating life.

The Grammy Award winner, 67, was announced as part of ABC’s Season 3 cast. big sky Back in May, Deadline reported that her boyfriend Rex Lynn would be joining her on the show as her onscreen husband, sharing a first-look photo of the couple playing Buck and Sunny Barnes.

Their characters own the successful glamourous company Sunny Day Excursions, which has a history of losing customers. The role will also mark McEntire’s first time playing a villain.

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“We’re having a blast,” McEntire told Deadline. “We are still in the middle of shooting. We were on set last night [Aug. 11] And there was a full moon. I think we broke MT around 12:54. It was a long night but very beautiful. We really love it. “

Lin, 65, said of his girlfriend’s performance: “Wait till you see her in it!”

Reba McEntire, Rex Lynn

Reba McEntire, Rex Lynn

Reba McEntire/Instagram Rex Lynn and Reba McEntire

The duo can also be seen together in the upcoming Lifetime movie the hammerIn which she also reunites with him Reba costar Melissa Peterman.

The trailer, released Friday, shows the first look at McEntire as lawyer Kim Wheeler, who fills in for a slain Nevada judge and investigates his murder as her sister Chris (Peterman) becomes the prime suspect. According to a release, Lin plays “a mysterious cowboy with unknown motives.”

McEntire had Peterman, 51, as a guest on his podcast Living and learning In October 2020 when she revealed that she was dating Lin. They later made their red carpet debut as a couple at the CMA Awards, and they recently attended this year’s 94th Academy Awards together.

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The pair were longtime friends before reuniting during the Covid-19 pandemic, developing a long-distance romantic relationship during quarantine. They have been inseparable ever since, and McEntire told People about Lynn last year when she Living and learning.

“It was important for me to include guests that would excite my audience, and I think we have the perfect line-up this season. To be my guest for the first episode, I invited the very talented actor, Rex Lynn. Granted, that just happens. To be my boyfriend!” He said in October. “This is the first time we’ve had any kind of long-form public conversation, so I’m glad we’ve been able to do that on this show.”

McEntire added, “I’m excited for people to get to know Rex the way I know him and hear some of his amazing and funny stories. I think everyone is going to love it and see him just as much.” will love as much as I do,” McEntire added.

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