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Through all her success, Reba—who has a fondness for Wal-Mart trips and splurges at Taco Bell—makes her family a top priority. Reba credits them for keeping her grounded. "My sister Alice one year for a Christmas present gave me a toilet seat lid cover that said, 'The Twinkle,'" Reba says. "But then everybody else said, 'Why doesn't she call you a star?' And she told me, she said, 'You keep working at it. One day you'll be a star, but right now, you're a twinkle.'"

At age 52, Reba says she is as happy as she can be. "The reason I'm so happy is because I finally decided to quit trying to please everybody," Reba says. "All my life, I was always trying to please somebody. And [then] I started saying, 'You know what? If I'm not happy, how can I make anybody else happy?' Whether it's my husband, my children, my mom and daddy."
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FROM: Justin Timberlake, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson
Published on September 19, 2007

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