The country songstress has sadly reported that she and her boyfriend, Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo, have broken up. Reba McEntire told US Weekly that she would not be spending the holidays with her now ex-boyfriend because they actually ended up their two-year relationship last spring.
“Skeeter and I broke up in May, so, unfortunately, we will not be spending that time together,” the 64-year-old says. “We still talk and we’re friends, but just decided to go our separate ways.” Sounds like it just wasn’t meant to be, but it sounds like she’s doing okay!
Reba McEntire and Anthony Lasuzzo go their separate ways
It was just last April that McEntire was gushing about her ex-boyfriend. “We’re totally in love — absolutely,” she tells PEOPLE last spring, just prior to splitting. “I wouldn’t put up with somebody for two years if I wasn’t in love with ’em!” Sounds like there was something going on behind closed doors.
McEntire met Lasuzzo as he was a widower in August 2017 when she was vacationing with friends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They were introduced by mutual friends, Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks.
How they met
“Kix and Barbara Brooks thought it’d be a good idea, since we were gonna be up around Yellowstone, to get Kix’s best friend’s wife’s brother to show us around. He’s a photographer in Jackson Hole,” she tells Taste of Country in 2018. “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. And we’ve been dating ever since.”
McEntire’s relationship with Lasuzzo was her first one since her 2015 split from husband and manager Narvel Blackstock. The couple would be together for 26 years and share a son together, Shelby Blackstock.
Remember when Reba McEntire was gushing about Anthony? Relive those memories in the video below. We hope they’re both doing well now otherwise!