Reba McEntire was wearing a sparkling ring on a suspicious finger as she promoted The Voice on Monday – but the country icon has assured fans it’s not what it seems.
The music legend, 68, has been dating boyfriend Rex Lin for three years, and certainly the sight of a diamond ring would spark engagement rumors.
But Reba said the ring was just to get people buzzing as she told ET Online’s Cassie DiLaura: ‘I just found it.’
‘I told Leslie,’ she added, appearing to refer to her brand manager, Leslie Matthews Duggar. ‘Imma put something over here, just let everybody talk about it.’
Cassie asked Reba: ‘You know I’m planning a wedding, am I still the only one planning a wedding?’
Reba McEntire was wearing a sparkling ring on a suspicious finger as she promoted The Voice on Monday – but the country icon has assured fans it’s not what it seems
McEntire said she decided to put on the ring to get people talking
‘Yes, you are,’ Reba replied.
Reba has been married and divorced twice, while her boyfriend has never tied the knot.
The songstress was previously asked if she would marry Rex – and said it was all up to him.
‘That would be up to him. I’ve been married twice, he’s never been married. So if he wants to, that’s totally up to him,’ she said on Watch What Happens Live.
McEntire and Linn have known each other for over three decades as they met in 1991 but their relationship didn’t take a romantic turn until 2020.
Prior to becoming involved with the CSI: Miami actor, she was married to her first husband, Charlie Battles, from 1976 until 1987.
She went on to marry her manager, Narvel Blackstock, in 1989.
McEntire grew close to her second husband’s three children from a previous relationship. In 1990, she and Narvel welcomed a son named Shelby Steven.
The country icon has been dating Rex Linn for three years; pictured October 2023
McEntire and Linn have known each other for over three decades as they met in 1991 but their relationship didn’t take a romantic turn until 2020
Although the former couple went strong for nearly three decades, they separated in 2015 and finalized their divorce that same year.
She later developed a relationship with Anthony Lasuzzo, although they eventually went their separate ways in 2019.
McEntire and Linn began getting closer in January 2020 and were in constant contact during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic when their love blossomed.