Dolly Parton is going to be renewing her marriage vows with Carl Dean, her husband of 48 years, at a ceremony on May 30th. With so many celebrity couples eloping and divorcing after a short period of time in the limelight, it is encouraging to see the two make it almost five decades together. Dolly is a hard worker in every aspect in her life, and her relationships top the list.
Carl Dean has always stayed out of the public eye; even after the 50-year career in show business his wife has dominated. Despite multiple rumors of affairs, Dolly denies them all, admitting that she is a tease but over the years there has been no one she loves as much as Dean. The couple met the day Dolly came to Nashville, TN, to pursue her career as a singer-songwriter. She moved to the music center of the mid-west the day after she graduated high school, and fame was quick to follow. They were married on May 30th, 1966 and the two have been together ever since.
Little is known about Dean, as he is a reclusive man who enjoys the little things. Dolly mentions that he spends most of his time theses days working on their farm. Dean is most famously known as “Dolly Parton’s Husband”, but anyone who can win the heart of a bombshell like Dolly is probably a stand up guy. The 72-year-old was born in Nashville, where he runs an asphalt and paving company. The two live together 10 miles outside Nashville in the mountains of Tennessee to this day. They never had children but took in Dolly’s younger siblings early on. Dolly claims that the two never wanted a child, and that her songs are like her children.
With Parton’s constant touring and busy businesses, it is clear that the two have often spend time apart. She recently released her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke, and is currently on a worldwide tour. Dolly has often been quoted saying that the time away from each other does not change a thing, and their love burns as bright as it did the first day they met. To this day she has dedicated countless songs to him.
Besides the tour, Dolly has been the busy businesswoman for which she is known. In an interview with Huffington Post, she talks of the musical on which she is currently working. It will be the story of her life, and will eventually get a movie deal as well. Scarlett Johansson’s name was mentioned as a possible Dolly in the film, but no official plans have been made. Dolly jokes that Johansson certainly is well endowed enough to play a young her.
With Dolly Parton’s second wedding only days away on May 30th, fans are excited to see which direction she will take with her gown while renewing her marriage vows. She has always infamously had a flare for the flashy and sexy side of fashion. Her first gown was sleeveless with a knee-high cut. Back in the 60s, a short gown was not very common and considered daring. With the daring limit pushed to today’s max, Dolly Parton is going to have to find another way to stun the crowd.
By Morgan Louchen