Dolly Parton is beloved for her sass and over-the-top personality, but there’s one part of her colourful world she keeps carefully protected: her 52-year-long marriage to Carl Thomas Dean.
The country legend disclose completely about finding lasting love with her husband Dean, who she met when she was just 18 years old.
“I’ve been married for 53 years come next May, and my husband and I have a great relationship,” Dolly Parton said, 72. “We’ve been together most of our lives.”
Dean has long avoided the spotlight and never performs at public events with his celebrity wife — and that’s just the way the two love birds likes it.
“I always joke and laugh when people ask me what’s the key to my long marriage and lasting love,”Parton said again, who recorded six new tracks for the soundtrack of Dumplins‘, Netflix’s approaching film starring Jennifer Aniston about an overweight teen motivated by the “Jolene” singer. “I always say ‘Stay gone!’ and there’s a lot of truth to that. I travel a lot, but we really enjoy each other when we’re together and the little things we do.”she added
On her days off, Dolly Parton and Thomas Dean take mini trips in their “little camper” and have picnic lunches in the Tennessee countryside. They also skip glamorous date nights for low-key dinners at their favourite local restaurants.
“When I met my husband, he wanted to take me out to dinner. He pulled up to the drive-in window and got our food at McDonald’s,” remind Dolly Parton about their early courtship. “We know a few little places we can go without being bothered. He only likes to go places where he can be comfortable!”