‘Reba’ Actress Shares True Feelings About Her Former Co-Star, Reba McEntire


Reba McEntire can do it all. Act, sing, dance…you name it. There is no doubt that Reba is not only one of the most talented women in the entertainment industry, but one of the most respected. 

Just ask Joanna Garcia who starred with McEntire in her namesake television show, Reba. The show aired from 2001 to 2007 and starred Reba as a single mom whose dentist ex-husband left her for his young dental hygienist. Joanna Garcia portrayed Reba’s ditzy daughter, Cheyenne. 

Even though the series has been off the air for a decade, the friendships formed by the cast were genuine, according to Garcia. 

“She is vocal about how much she loves us and wants to protect us. She’s always checking in. The fact that this woman is still relevant and killing it and doing it for as long as she has? Hello…let’s just all bow down to Reba,” Garcia told PEOPLE. “But, not necessarily for the volume of her work, or even the quality of her work, which by the way…both are on another level. It’s really just about who she is. If you get an opportunity to work with her, if you get an opportunity to know her, if you get an opportunity to get loved by Reba you are a better person.”

The mutual admiration that the Reba cast had for each other is most likely why the show was such a great success and remains one of the most beloved sitcoms to ever grace television. 

Watch a clip of Reba, Joanna Garcia and Melissa Peterman from Reba below. 

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