Reep was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He has one younger brother, Jason. Their father, David, worked as the manager of a Goodyear store, and a part-time police officer. Their mother, Betty, was a receptionist at a local telephone company, Sprint. Reep was raised as a Baptist.
In 1995, Reep was at a Carolina Panthers inaugural football game in Clemson, South Carolina when the Panthers mascot, Sir Purr, called him to the field. Reep started dancing in the endzone until the police arrested him. Reep was then sent some Panther memorabilia for the incident. On October 5, 2007, Reep married Genta Trimble in Maui, Hawaii. In March 2013, his wife Genta Reep filed for divorce. Their divorce is currently ongoing in the state of California.