Never Parton Ways
Dolly Parton is a cultural icon in Country music. Now, with her marriage to husband Carl Thomas Dean going strong for almost half a century, she’s becoming a source of inspiration for many in the relationship arena as well. We’re not saying that their marriage is perfect because no one has a perfect marriage. However, being married 50 years in this day and age is a success. As part of their 50th anniversary, they plan to do it all over again and get “re-married,” in front of family, friends, and supporters.
Dolly’s husband Carl throughout their marriage has tried to stay firmly out of the limelight, however, he has never got in the way of the opportunities that have come her way. “He does not like all the hullabaloo, ” Dolly says, “He’s always been supportive. He’s like a brother and a father and a friend and a husband and a lover – all of those things to me. I think he’s kind of proud that we’ve been in it this long!”
Now, as Dolly told People, they plan on rededicating their love to each other by recommitting themselves in matrimony.
“We’re going to get married again!” Dolly exclaims, “I’ll have a beautiful wedding dress, ’cause I didn’t have a big, long wedding dress when we got married and we’ve got a suit for him, so we’re going to dress up and take a bunch of pictures.”