Love is in the air for country singer Reba McEntire. After a messy and heartbreaking divorce, Reba McEntire has found a home for her heart in Anthony Skeeter Lasuzzo.
If the name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t feel bad. Lasuzzo is not famous. He is actually a retired geologist.
But what else do we know about this guy who stole the heart of the country singer?
Who is Lasuzzo?
Lasuzzo is a retired oil geologist who has homes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Pottsboro, Texas.
He is also used to living in the spotlight, so with Reba McEntire there was not such a big adjustment.
“He was in oil and gas and he delivered speeches and talked and interacted with the public, so he understands much more than anyone else might be able to,” Reba McEntire told the people about her boyfriend. “It came naturally for him.”
Lasuzzo has four children and is the widower of Marolyn Lasuzzo, who died of breast cancer in 2013.
How did McEntire meet her new boyfriend?
After her divorce, the actress was not even on the market for love.
“I wasn’t looking,” she said to the exhaust. “Not even interested.”
But then, in August 2017, she went on a tour through Jackson Hole, Wyoming with some friends and ran into Lasuzzo. Being a nature photographer, Lasuzzo was able to show Reba McEntire and her friends the best places to see animals.
The two hit it right away.
“We just had the best time,” said the singer. “And two nights later we all went out to dinner and he bought my dinner.”
Two months later Reba McEntire went back to Jackson Hole and that was when Lasuzzo made his decision and asked her for a date.
“I was there for almost a week and we spent every day together.”
And now the two are rock hard.
“We are completely in love – absolutely,” she grumbled. “I wouldn’t last two years if I wasn’t in love with them!”
Reba McEntire and her former husband Narvel Blackstock released a statement in August 2015 announcing their divorce.
“Although this is the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other,” the statement said. “They’ve been working together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They’ve asked you to respect their privacy during this time.”
The couple was then divorced in October 2015 after spending more than 26 years together.
The split was not Reba McEntire’s choice.
“The divorce was not my idea,” she said in an interview with CMT. “I didn’t want it in any shape, form, or fashion.” So, it was really hard to make the adjustment when someone wasn’t happy. I just want everyone to be happy in their lives because our lives are too short to be miserable. “
But she came through with the help of God and her friends and family.
“The thing that led me through this change in life is number one, God,” she continued. “I prayed every day to help me have the strength to put one foot in front of the other and move on with what I should do … and then with my team … and my friends, my family, my friends. “