Should Reba McEntire Take THIS Advice From Her Son About Dating Men?

By Danielle Hathcock | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-12-24

Reba’s divorce rattled her world. She previously admitted that she didn’t want to end her 26-year marriage to Narvel Blackstock. So much so that despite the fact the split occurred in 2015, she didn’t date right after. But times change and people heal. And now she says she is ready to move on and is looking for love and getting dating advice from her son.

Looking for Love

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LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 02: Reba McEntire arrives at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

At 61 years old, Reba probably didn’t imagine going back on the dating market. This is particularly true given how much she didn’t want to get divorced in the first place. As she told CMT’s Cody Alan, “The divorce was not my idea. I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion,” she said last year. “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.”

She knew she had to move on. “I’m going to keep on loving life. I’m going to keep making new friends. I’m going to call the ones I love in my life — my friends and family — a little more often and I’m going to keep on telling them how much they are loved,” she said after the split. But she wasn’t ready to date, not until now.

McEntire recently revealed to Closer Weekly that she is looking for love. “I think it’s always nice to have somebody to go to dinner with and fall in love with,” she said. But she also revealed that her son Shelby has some particular rules for anyone looking to date his famous mother (Shelby is the son Reba had with ex-husband Blackstock).

“I feel 35”

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FILE – AUGUST 03: Reba McEntire and her husband Narvel Blackstock are separating after 26 years of marriage. They have one child together, race car driver Shelby Blackstock. LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 07: Musician Reba McEntire (L) and manager Narvel Blackstock attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)

Reba alluded to the fact that her son wants to make sure she isn’t ‘looking for love in all the wrong places,’ as the song goes. So he some ideas.

The most important thing? Age. Reba recently revealed that Shelby doesn’t want her to date anyone younger than 50. But according to One Country, she sees it differently. “I don’t think I agree,” she rebutted. “In my mind, I’m 35.”

Reba isn’t one to follow rules, so it will be quite interesting to see how this plays out.

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