We’re huge fans of country crooner and actress Reba McEntire, which is why we love finding out little-known trivia about her life. After all, at age 62, she’s had a long career in the public eye and in some ways is as familiar as a member of our own families. But then again, celebrities do know how to surprise us!
McEntire, who grew up in Oklahoma, has sold over 33.5 million albums during her lengthy career. And when her hit show, Reba, was on-air from 2001 to 2006, we welcomed her into our homes week after week. Many details of her private life are well known, such as the heartbreaking plane crash that claimed the lives of several of her bandmates and her manager back in 1991, or the fact that her stepson is married to another famous singer: Kelly Clarkson!
But we bet you never knew that she once decided a singer wasn’t talented enough to be her backup singer–and that woman is now another huge country star!–or that she almost had a role in the hit film Titanic. There’s more fun facts where that came from!
Watch the video to discover more strange truths about Reba McEntire.