Dolly Parton has enjoyed public attention for more than five decades. Meanwhile, her husband Carl Thomas Dean stays as far as he can from the limelight, sometimes making people wonder if he exists. However, it is clear that their relationship works well, as they have been together for years. Apparently, Parton and Dean appreciate good humor. Parton taking it too far where her husband almost got into a legal problem.
Dolly Parton with her husband Carl Dean.
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Revealed on the book Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton by Stephen Miller, Dean had never joined Dolly Parton when she was touring on her bus, but he would drive to watch her shows. One time at a concert, Parton pranked her husband, at the 1977 Kentucky State Fair. Dean joined Parton on stage.
The country singer has been married to Dean since 1966. “People are always gossipin’ about what a weird arrangement it must be and all but they don’t know me like he does,” Parton said in an interview with Family Circle, per Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton. “The man gives me what I need, which is freedom. And love. And security. He and my family are the center of my life.”
“My husband is a loner,” she told People. “He doesn’t particularly care about being around anybody but me. He’s just always asked me to leave him out of all this. He does not like all the hullabaloo.”
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Parton added that her husband despite his disinclination to attention has always been supportive.
“He’s always been supportive,” she said. “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!”