Country music fans have seen Dolly Parton’s name rise to the top of the list of best singers. She has been a songwriter and singer for over 50 years, during which she has released her number-one listing songs and won awards. Fans know her for the striking amazing looks, and love songs which portray her as a know-it-all when it comes to romance.
The reality of her love life and marriage remains unclear and the majority of fans can only assume how lucky the love of her life could be.
Dolly Parton tied the knots with Carl Thomas Dean in 1966 while the songstress was still a teenager. Parton was reportedly 18, while her beau was 21. The over 50 years of marriage seem quite a success, and the award-winning star has often come out to tell the secrets behind her long-term marriage.
The two reportedly met in Nashville about two years before their marriage. Thomas fell for her at first sight, and on the same day, he was sure he wanted to date her.
Dolly Parton’s music career made a debut at a pretty early age. She was 13 when she made her first achievement with her single ‘Puppy Love.’ She, however, described it as not good at all while speaking to Washington Times back in 2006.
However, Dolly did not take it lightly and admits it was a source of encouragement and a good start. After the single, she felt determined to become nothing but a star. She later after high school moved to Nashville, where she met the love of her life.
Parton has had a blossoming career and managed to keep some things to herself. Dolly was open to her fans, but never let out her struggles in marriage. She rarely appeared with her husband, although he was still playing roles in her career behind the scenes. Their marriage may seem perfect, as the two are already past a half-century together.
However, Dolly came out to reveal through her book Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton, some details about her long married life.
According to the country music star, the trick behind a happy marriage is simple. You only need to respect, like, forgive each other, and accept a whole lot of stuff. However, Dolly adds one more, of loving each other and keeping the vows.
Dolly Parton revealed the secret when she received her MusiCares Person of the Year award and added that couples needed to keep distance as well. According to her, some separation isn’t harmful as it brings the excitement of seeing each other again.