Reba Finds New Life and Love After Divorce: Shares the Thing That Got Her Through

April 19, 2018Apr 19, 2018

Reba McEntire is one of country music’s most enduring stars. Her music has touched the lives of Americans far and wide and has etched her name in the annals of stardom. In 2015 she went through a divorce that she had not wanted. But through it, she found that her life can go on.

According to Fox News, McEntire has found romance again. Her new boyfriend, Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo, and her could not be happier. Friends are taking note.

“I see her completely at ease with him,” said Melissa Peterman, former co-star with Reba, to Closer Weekly magazine Wednesday. “He adores her wholeheartedly, which is what we all want, right?”

McEntire’s divorce shook her to the core. In 2015, her husband Narvel Backstock split from McEntire after 26 years together. While she was still recovering, she met Lasuzzo while vacationing in Wyoming in 2017.

When asked if Lasuzzo is overwhelmed by McEntire’s stardom, Peterman shared that the former oil executive doesn’t seem fazed at all.

“I don’t think it even causes a stir,” said Peterman. “He is a confident guy. And when you’re hanging with the crazy crew that Reba has, you gotta be a good sport and be able to roll, and he totally does.”

According to US Weekly, McEntire never wanted a divorce from Blackstock. At first, she adamantly refused that they split.

“The divorce was not my idea,” she explained. “I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion. So it was really hard to make the adjustment, when someone’s not happy. I just want everybody to be happy in their lives because our lives are too short to be miserable.”

So what got her through? McEntire credits her faith.

“The thing that got me through this change in life, is number one, God,” she said. “I prayed every day to help me have the strength to move one foot in front of the other and continue on with what I’m supposed to be doing… and then with my team… and my friends, my family, my girlfriends.”

“You know, you just got to have a great team of people around you that you love, and they love you, and I’m very blessed to have those people. I thank God for it all,” she added.

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