When Reba McEntire announced late last year that she was ready to date, no one knew how quickly that wish would be granted. But she was already strong and steady with a new boyfriend by February, which is appropriate given it’s the month of love. McEntire brought her new love to the Grammy Awards. But then shortly after, rumors began swirling about Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo. So should McEntire keep dating her new boyfriend?
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock divorced in 2015. And McEntire was clear that the divorce was not something she wanted. “The divorce was not my idea,” McEntire said March 2016. “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 I just thought it was the best thing to take my marbles, go play somewhere else, is what Daddy used to always [say].”
McEntire did not date for quite some time following the divorce. But in early February, she brought a new love interest as her Grammy date.
The New Love
Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo is McEntire’s new love interest. Lasuzzo and McEntire met when she was vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. According to Taste of Country, he is a retired geologist who lives in Jackson Hole part-time. He was her tour guide when she was there. “Then I made another trip to Jackson Hole, because I just love it up there, and he asked me out for a date — just the two of us,” she said. “And we’ve been dating ever since.”
She also discussed how the new relationship is going. “We love the mountains. Everything that we have encountered,” she said. “We love going to plays in New York. He was in the oil and gas business, so being from Oklahoma, I was very familiar with that. As a matter of fact my very first job other than singing was checking records with an oil lease company! It’s so funny.”
But now it seems there could be a complication in the mix.
According to the National Enquirer, they received documents that showed Lasuzzo’s son, Blake Lasuzzo, has a criminal past. According to their story, police arrested Blake for a DWI in Austin, Texas in 2007. This was after a 2001 arrest for drug paraphernalia. Their report said that Blake’s “wild past” may come between McEntire and Lasuzzo.
We don’t think that McEntire will let go of Lasuzzo just because his son has a past. But what do you think? Should the Queen of Country continue dating her new love or is this too much of a red flag?