Are JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Reba McEntire still friends?

Melissa Peterman, Reba McEntire, Mitch Holleman and Joanna Garcia (Photo by Michael Caulfield Archive/WireImage)
Melissa Peterman, Reba McEntire, Mitch Holleman and Joanna Garcia (Photo by Michael Caulfield Archive/WireImage) /
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A new season of Sweet Magnolias has finally arrived on Netflix and as you revisit the series, you might find yourself wondering about star JoAnna Garcia Swisher’s previous projects, particularly the sitcom Reba, which she was on for all six seasons of its run from 2001 to 2007.

Is Swisher still close with the cast? Is she still friends with her on-screen mom Reba McEntire? On the show, Swisher played Reba’s eldest daughter, 17-year-old Cheyenne who finds herself pregnant with the high school quarterback’s (her boyfriend, Van) child.

Are JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Reba McEntire still friends in 2023?

Yes, it looks like the former co-stars are still friends! In fact, it seems like the whole cast keeps in touch. In April 2023, Reba put on a fantastic show at the Hollywood Bowl and several of her Reba cast mates were in attendance, including JoAnna Garcia Swisher.

According to Music Mayhem Magazine, Swisher was joined by Steve Howey and Melissa Peterman, who played Van and Barbara Jean on the sitcom, respectively. Peterman masterminded the whole reunion and posted about it on social media. You can see a photo of the cast reunion at the source.

Peterman shared multiple photos and videos of them together, including one particularly funny clip of Swisher walking around with a giant Reba cutout saying they’ll be at the Bowl.

Will there be a Reba reboot?

The cast seem open to the idea of a Reba reboot. During the night at the Hollywood Bowl concert, Peterman shared some truly adorable photos of them hanging out together and wrote that they needed a reboot of the show! Many commenters agreed.

However, we don’t have any news to report on that front just yet, especially in the wake of the ongoing WGA and SAG strikes. But hopefully a Reba reboot is somewhere on the not-too-distant horizon!

Catch JoAnna Garcia Swisher in Sweet Magnolias season 3, streaming now on Netflix.

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