Reba Wasn’t Looking For Love When She Met Boyfriend Skeeter

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From heartbreak to healing, Reba McEntire has been through it all. But with the struggles, she has come out a brand-new woman with a killer new album. In an exclusive PEOPLE interview, Reba opens up about the love that took her by surprise and changed it all.

Reba’s new album, Stronger Than The Truth is a 12-track record full of heartbreak anthems and moving-on melodies that speak directly from her heart. While the country icon has had her fair share of heartache in the past, her future is looking brighter than ever with her new beau.

Reba and her now-boyfriend Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo met in the beautiful town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2017. While on a trip with some of her girlfriends, the group thought it would be a good idea to have a local tour them around. That’s when Reba and Skeeter crossed paths.

But their introduction came as a complete surprise for the singer. She told PEOPLE,

“I was not looking. Not even interested.”

Luckily, they ended up seeing each other again on the trip.

“We just had the best time. And so two nights later, we all went out to dinner and he bought my dinner.”

It wasn’t long before she was back in Jackson Hole going on her first date with the photographer. Reba gushed, “I was there almost a week and we spent every day together.”

Ever since the two have been inseparable. Skeeter has accompanied Reba to all her many award shows and ceremonies – the singer even admitted they like to color coordinate! Not to mention the couple has been quite the pair of jet setters! From Iceland to Italy, their love is being marked all across the globe.

As their relationship blossoms, Reba opened up about how the pair feel toward one another.

“We’re totally in love – absolutely.” She continues, “I wouldn’t put up with somebody for two years if I wasn’t in love with ’em!”

The sweetest confession of all though might have been when Reba admitted “the old heart’s still beating.”

The couple divides their time up with each other between her Nashville home, his Pottsboro, Texas home and of course their favorite place, Jackson Hole.

We can’t think of anyone who deserves to be happier more than Reba! Wishing these two all the best.

Reba will be featured on PEOPLE Magazine‘s latest issue taking newsstands this Friday.