Dolly Parton Husband Carl Dean

Dolly Parton Husband: Who Is Carl Dean and How Did He and the Country’s Legend Meet?

It’s hard to believe, but country legend Dolly Parton has been a married woman longer than she has been famous. The country superstar married her husband Carl Dean in 1966 before her singing career took off.

Dolly Parton Husband Carl Dean
Dolly and her husband Carl like to keep their marriage out of the spotlight.

How old are Dolly Parton and Carl Dean?

Dolly Parton is 74 years old and was born in Tennessee on January 19, 1946. which means she will celebrate her 75th birthday in just a few days . Her husband, Carl Dean, is three years older than her and turned 78 in July.

How did Dolly Parton and Carl Dean meet?

Dolly and Carl met outside their local laundry room in Nashville the first day the singer moved to the famous music city in 1964. Dolly was 18 years old, while Carl was 21 at the time. Two years later, in 1966, shortly before Dolly released her first album, they were married in Ringgold, Georgia, and only her mother was a witness there.

Dolly and Carl on their wedding day
Dolly and Carl on their wedding day

In the years that followed, Dolly became the most iconic star in country music, while Carl stayed out of the spotlight, concentrating on running his asphalt business. And don’t expect to see him front row at your wife’s shows. Over the years, he’d only seen Dolly perform a few times.

“No, he doesn’t like to do that,” Dolly told Ellen DeGeneres during an interview. “He gets nervous watching me perform. It’s almost like seeing your son at a recital. He is afraid that I will spoil it. Actually, he’s seen me once or twice and that relaxed him a bit. He saw that I screw it up and it’s okay because people are not going to punish me for it. “

Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean
Carl has been by Dolly’s side throughout her career in the field.

How long have Dolly Parton and Carl Dean been together?

Dolly and Carl will have been married for 55 years this May when they celebrate their emerald wedding anniversary.

In 2016, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in a very special way: they decided to get married a second time. “We are getting married again!” Dolly sprouted People before her vow renewal. “I will have a beautiful wedding dress, because he did not have a big, long wedding dress when we got married , and we have a suit for him, so we are going to dress up and take a lot of pictures.”

Do Dolly Parton and Carl Dean have kids?

Although Dolly herself was one of 12 children, she and her husband Carl never had children; However, Dolly is the godmother of pop star Miley Cyrus .

Dolly is the godmother of pop star Miley Cyrus
Dolly is the godmother of pop star Miley Cyrus

Although Dolly has no children of her own, she is Miley Cyrus’s godmother

In 2014, Billboard asked the country star if he regretted never raising a family to which Dolly said she did at first, but not anymore. “ At first when my husband and I were dating, and then when we got married, we assumed we would have children. . We weren’t doing anything to stop it. In fact, we thought maybe we would. We even had names if we did, but it didn’t turn out that way.

“Now that Carl and I are older, we often say,” Aren’t you glad we didn’t have kids? “Now we have no children to worry about.”


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