Dolly Parton and her husband, Carl Dean, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, surprising many fans who were unaware of her marriage. Although legally known as Dolly Parton Dean, she continues to use her maiden name for her professional endeavors. Carl Dean, a retired owner of an asphalt paving business, prefers a reclusive life, staying away from the public eye. Throughout their marriage, he has only witnessed his wife perform once.
In an interview with Closer Weekly magazine, Dolly Parton’s sister, Stella, acknowledges Carl’s inclination towards seclusion, but emphasizes that it is not a negative trait. She explains that he is present for important family events such as weddings, births, and funerals, but has no interest in the limelight or public engagements. Despite this, he respects their choices to be in the public eye, attributing it to “That’s what the girls do.”
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean’s love story began when they met at a laundromat when Dolly was just 18 years old. Their wedding in Ringgold, Georgia, was a quiet affair, with only one guest – Dolly’s mother. Though they didn’t have children of their own, they played a significant role in raising Dolly’s younger siblings.
While Carl shies away from the spotlight, he holds a special place in Dolly’s heart, being her closest friend. In an interview with Closer, she expressed that if given a chance, she would choose him all over again. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the couple held a private vow-renewal ceremony, where Dolly humorously mentioned that she’s dragging Carl into the next 50 years.
In rare photos of the couple, their genuine affection for each other is evident, capturing delightful moments throughout their journey together. As fans express their love for Dolly, they are encouraged to leave comments and best wishes for the couple on social media.
Enjoy the heartwarming video showcasing these incredible moments of Dolly and Carl’s love.