Dolly Parton and Husband Carl Dean have lasted 5 Decades

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Tennessee native Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean on May 30, 1966. Read more about the couple's unique relationship below!

Country Music star Dolly Parton met her husband (Carl Dean) at a laundromat during her first day in Music City and the couple to be instantly fell in love.   Last year, Dolly Parton and Carl Dean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.   Five decades later and nothing has changed between the couple. However, there are several reasons why even the biggest Dolly Parton fans do not know that the talented country artist and songwriter is married.

photo: Dolly Parton Website
Because Dolly Parton is a big flirt, many people question her loyalty to Mr. Dean. “He knows I’m a flirt and a tease but it’s harmless. I’ve never met the man that would take his place,” Parton told The Boot. Although it may seem strange, Carl Dean willingly accepts Parton’s flirtatious personality and trusts her wholeheartedly.

Another reason Carl Dean is mostly unknown is because he prefers to fly under the radar. Despite all of the fame his wife possesses, Dean would rather chill at home than bask in the limelight. In fact, he has only attended a handful of his wife’s live performances throughout the years. On the other hand, at home it’s a completely different story. “He’s a deep person, but he has a great and warped sense of humor,” Parton said. “He makes me laugh and entertains me. He’s very secure within himself.”

photo: Dolly Parton Website
Even though they seem to be complete opposites, the pair have clearly done something right to make their marriage last over 50 years. So what is the key to their success? The couple make the most of their time together but enjoy spending time doing their own thing as well. “Actually, I think that has been the best formula for us, the fact that we appreciate each other when we are together. We don’t have to be together all the time,” Parton told The Boot.

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