Dolly Parton shares the secret of long-lasting love!

When Dolly met the love of her life in the 60s the couple couldn’t imagine that she was going to become a country music phenomenon. The superstar’s husband Carl Dean prefers a private life, so their marriage is out of the spotlight. Keep reading to discover the key to eternal romance!

  • Astoundingly, the country music queen’s net worth is $500 million!
  • On May 30, 1966, Parton who was 20 and Dean was 23 tied the knot at a church in Ringgold, Georgia.
  • The only people to attend the wedding were the preacher and his wife and the singer's mom, Avie Lee.
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean on their wedding day - Source: Twitter

74-year-old hit-maker and her 78-year-old partner have been together 56 years and have celebrated 54 years of marriage. We are so happy that they still so in love that they go on dates!

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean's eternal love. Source: Instagram.

When the country legend first met her husband, she was 18 years old. Carl Dean was 21-years old. Carl had spotted Dolly outside their local launderette in Nashville,

"My first thought was I'm gonna marry that girl," he said, "My second thought was, Lord she’s good lookin.”

Dolly Parton & Carl Dean's love story!

Her mother Avie Lee made a lovely white dress for her wedding. Dolly didn’t want to get married in a courthouse. So they found a little Baptist church and asked to Pastor Don Duvall to conduct the ceremony. 

Dolly Parton and her mother Avie Lee. Source: Instagram

They also prefer to have home cooked dinners. In fact Carl has only once accompanied the incredible successful star to an event, in 1966. They got dressed up and walked the red carpet and the blond icon received an award. Then she recalls her husband said that he wanted her to be happy but he couldn’t go to another dreadful thing like that again!

We love Dolly's big hair! - Source: Instagram

We think the secret their passion is that Dean has always stayed away from the limelight, and he ran a sidewalk business since 1977. Can you believe that every spring her spouse surprises Dolly with a bouquet of daffodils and a handwritten poem? Isn’t that romantic!

Corey Robertson

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