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Inside Reba McEntire’s ‘African Cowboy’ Style Mansion She Lived in with ‘CSI: Miami’ Star Boyfriend

Oyin Balogun
Jan 16, 2022
12:40 A.M.
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Legendary Country Musician Reba McEntire owns a beautiful Nashville mansion where she lives with her actor boyfriend, Rex Linn. A glimpse into her life and home. 

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Reba McEntire is a famous country musician who has dominated the music industry for many years, headlining countless shows. 

In addition to her top-charting discography, she is also the proud owner of an African-inspired cowboy-styled home in Nashville, Tennessee. Having sold her Beverly Hills mansion in 2015, this eye-catching property is where she currently resides.  

Reba McEntire speaks onstage at Nashville’s Music City Center for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” broadcast on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 [left] Picture of Reba McEntire in her house | Photo: Getty Images instagram.com/reba

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McEntire fondly decorated the house in what she dubbed an "African Cowboy" style. She has pictures taken on her various trips to Africa, mixed with Western-inspired elements hung throughout the house. 

These items include dark woods, rich leathers, and steer heads. According to the legendary musician, she wanted a house that genuinely reflected her. McEntire said

"I love a home that is warm, inviting, and friendly. You never have to ask to take your shoes off at the door here!"

Reba McEntire in her lavish African Cowboy Style Mansion | Photo: YouTube/RebaMcEntire

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The beautiful mansion is filled with creature comforts, eye-catching curated arts, and has warm textures. Inside the kitchen, there is a breakfast bar with marble worktops, wooden and leather stools. 

The kitchen background features Vintage cream cabinets with black handles, shelves housing coffee mugs, an American-style fridge, and white flowers. The kitchen also leads into the dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wooden table. 

Reba McEntire in her lavish African Cowboy Style Mansion | Photo: YouTube/RebaMcEntire

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Another kitchen angle reveals glass cabinets displaying wine glasses, shelves holding cookbooks, a television, and family photos. 

The living room has a plush cream-colored sofa with a blanket on top, a laced wooden side table with family pictures, and a Christmas tree adorned with white crosses. The house also features a garden where a black wicker dining table sits pretty with matching chairs. 

Reba McEntire attends the 53nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Photo: Getty Images

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ROMANCE WITH BOYFRIEND REX LINN 

McEntire has been dating famous Hollywood actor Rex Linn away from releasing music and touring. The pair met in 1991 while working on the movie "The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw." 

Since then, they have kept in touch but only became romantically involved in 2020. The pair, who also have a lot of mutual friends, reconnected when they went out for dinner. 

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McEntire, who was previously married to her manager Narvel Blackstock for 25 years before their divorce in 2015, revealed she and Linn texted and called each other a lot during quarantine to get acquainted.

Linn recorded and directed the video clip uploaded on the app where McEntire fed her donkeys.

While making the second season debut of her Spotify podcast "Living & Learning with Reba McEntire," she had her boyfriend, Linn as the first guest. 

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The lovely couple talked about how they kept in touch during the lockdown, including their scheduled Coffee camp. It served as an avenue for them to know each other better without pursuing any physical aspect of their relationship.

Linn was in California, and McEntire was in Tennessee. The couple held their digital coffee dates, which sometimes started at 3. a.m every day for months without missing a day. 

The actor would also send McEntire food from all over the country numerous times, which allowed them to develop an emotional intimacy despite their distance. 

Reba McEntire pictured onstage during The 54th Annual CMA Award, 2020, Nashville, Tennessee, | Photo: Getty Images

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Some of the mouth-watering treats included McConnell's ice cream, lobster rolls, and pecan pie which McEntire revealed was her favorite. 

The singer declared the pecan pie was so good that she kept the box and Linn's note that accompanied it. She was always thrilled whenever she saw any delivery person arriving because it meant Linn had sent something else. 

Linn revealed their special relationship went up a notch when McEntire's mom was diagnosed with cancer. After the discovery, he asked the singer to call him anytime she needed to talk, and they have been doing precisely that ever since. 

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He also recalled an emotional moment between the two in the late 90s. Linn's mother had just died, and the day she was buried, the actor's sister informed him he had a call. 

It was McEntire on the phone, and she had called to offer her condolences and talk with him because she understood what he was going through. 

The actor explained they talked for 25 minutes, and it was unique and uplifting. He never forgot her kind gesture, and now, twenty years down the line, he is doing the same for her. 

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MARRIAGE PLANS 

In an interview with Extra, McEntire spoke about her thoughts on her and her actor boyfriend, Rex Linn, taking the next step in their relationship and getting married.  

According to her, they have talked and giggled about the possibility of walking down the aisle. However, they decided that if they ever came to take that step, she and Linn would have to schedule their wedding ceremony multiple times in a day since they have many mutual friends. 

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Presently the couple is enjoying spending time together. The music star gushed over her boyfriend and revealed their nicknames for one another. McEntire said

"I'm 'Tater Tot,' he's 'Sugar Tot' — we're the 'Tots.' Great storyteller, total gentleman, and hysterical."

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Their similar backgrounds in the entertainment industry have led to a deep connection between the two lovebirds. 

While McEntire is a popular entity in the music business, Linn is a veteran in the movie industry. They also share traits of being wannabe cowboys and cowgirls, respectively. 

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The couple has also become famous figures on the social media platform TikTok. Linn recorded and directed the video clip uploaded on the app where McEntire fed her donkeys.

The music star also gave her opinion on the news that her stepson Brandon from her marriage to ex-husband Narvel Blackstock, would be divorcing his wife, Kelly Clarkson. 

Having gone through the same ordeal when she left Blackstock multiple years prior, she declared she loves her stepson and his soon-to-be ex-wife Clarkson. 

McEntire also explained she was praying for both Brandon and Clarkson. She hopes they are both healthy and happy and will pull through the difficult situation. 

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