Reba McEntire and her friend Anthony "Skeeter" Lasuzzo have called it finished after more than two years of dating, confirms the country legend told PEOPLE.
McEntire announced that she and the retired oil geologist had split up when he realized that they would not spend the holidays together during an interview with Us Weekly which was released on Tuesday.
"Skeeter and I split up in May, so unfortunately we will not spend this time together. McEntire, 64, said the store on October 30. We are still talking and we are friends, but we have decided to go our own ways. "
Earlier Tuesday Closer Weekly also confirmed The Divorce, citing a source that said McEntire's" busy schedule and Skeeter's lifestyle ̵
" I would not settle with someone for two years if I was not in love with her! Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic  Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic
McEntire first met Lasuzzo in August 2017 when she thought she was on a holiday trip to Jackson Hole.
McEntire returned to Jackson Hole two months later and Lasuzzo asked her for a date. "I was there for almost a week and we spent every day together," she told Jackson Hole and his home in Pottsboro, Texas.
"We walk a lot," she said. "He lives right there by the lake [Texoma] has got a nice home. And when we go to Jackson Hole, we go on snowshoes and go out into nature. "
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Lasuzzo's Texas home is just a 90-minute drive from where her family lives in Oklahoma. "Yes, this is my backyard," McEntire said about the lucky coincidence.
Both avid travelers, McEntire and Lasuzzo, holidayed together in Iceland, South Africa and Italy. He was also by her side in 2018 when she won a Grammy for Sing It Now her gospel album, and in December, when she received her Kennedy Center Honor
. McEntire was previously 26 years with Narvel Blackstock married, with whom she shares the 29-year-old son Shelby.