Dolly Parton, now 76, is a singer and songwriter who has dominated the music industry. She has spent her whole life making ground-breaking music and engaged in charitable work, enabling her to pay Dollywood workers tuition.
Her life is not limited to her music profession, however. In addition, Parton had a long-lasting, happy marriage with entrepreneur Carl Thomas Dean.
The singer recently spoke about her marriage and said their long-lasting relationship was successful because of their “warped sense of humor.” And I believe comedy is one of the most incredible things when you’re married like that, honestly,” she said, according to ET Canada.
Even if you have a problem, she said, “if you have a fantastic sense of humor, you typically have some weird way to get out of it if you say something you can’t take back.”
Regarding her five-decade relationship with Carl Thomas Dean, 73-year-old Dolly Parton said, “You must sorta appreciate and like each other and forgive a lot of crap and accept a lot of things.”
“Love one another and honor your commitments.” When Parton was just 18 and Dean was 21, they were married in May 1966 and have been together ever since.
Here is what Dolly Parton Said About Her Happy Married Life.
On the night she received the MusiCares Person of the Year award, the singer listed distance as one factor contributing to a great marriage, in addition to acceptance, respect, and forgiveness. Parton stated, “A little separation doesn’t harm.”
“I’m often away, so we look forward to seeing each other!” Parton has previously attributed her 52-year marriage’s success to their time apart.
She told People in November, “I usually joke and laugh when people ask me what’s the secret to my long marriage and enduring love.” “Stay away! is something I usually say, and there’s a lot of truth in it.”
During a 2016 appearance on the Today Show, Parton gave similar counsel. They ask, “How did it endure for fifty years?” she joked. I say, “I was gone for 47 of those years.”
Carl Dean’s famed aversion to the limelight—he has only made a few public appearances with Dolly Parton—also enabled the couple to preserve the degree of solitude that supported their marriage for so many years. In a 2016 interview with Vogue, the country singer said that her spouse “is not one who likes to be simply put out there.”
He has always been entirely private, and I have always appreciated that about him. We thus strive to live our lives.
Even though I try to share as much of my life as possible, not everyone has a right to know what you do and think. Certain things are holy and private; I’m not withholding anything.