Dolly Parton shares her secrets to a long and happy marriage
Country music star Dolly Parton and husband Carl Thomas Dean have been married for 49 years – a rarity in the celebrity world. The famously private pair wed in 1966 and Parton credits her long marriage to Dean for keeping her down to earth, especially on their long trips together.
“We like to get out in our little RV and just be simple," she told People. “I love to read, I love to cook, I love to be with my husband. I put on my little comfy clothes – I call them my baby clothes – and we just relax.”
Parton also said their different personalities not only keep their relationship fun but helps balance each other out.
“They say that opposites attract, and it's true,” Parton said. “We're completely opposite, but that's what makes it fun. I never know what he's gonna say or do. He's always surprising me.”
But most importantly, Parton says that Dean is a “good man”! (probably because he knows how to stay away from any redheads named Jolene.)
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