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Dolly Parton Clears The Air About Insuring Her Breasts: 'It Was Just A Joke'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on January 28, 2022 at 4:33 AM EST

America's sweetheart Dolly Parton deserves to have every part of her precious body secured, but that does not mean she took those measures.

Parton has addressed the widespread speculation that she put her breasts under insurance, and it turns out she was just joshing.

In a recent interview, the three-time Guinness Book of Records breaker cleared the air and looked back on how the rumors started. 

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Dolly Parton Says She Never Got Her Iconic Breasts Insured

A photo of Dolly Parton in a blue outfit
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On Wednesday, January 26, during an appearance on "Today With Hoda and Jenna," Parton denied ever insuring her famous breasts. 

The topic popped up when hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb said Heidi Klum was making headlines for insuring her legs for $2 million.

Parton mentioned that Betty Grable or one of the famous stars years ago insured her legs. This inspired her to consider doing the same to her notable body part. She recounted:

"I said, 'Well, maybe I should get my boobs insured, since I'm famous for them.' But it was just a joke. I didn't do that."

The "Christmas on the Square" actress is no stranger to being in the news over false speculations about her breasts.

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In September 2020, Parton told PEOPLE that there had been a lot of crazy rumors about her, but she always finds the humor in them.

The ageless blonde beauty admitted that it shows up occasionally in the tabloids that she is bedridden or disabled for life due to her heavy boobs.

Parton noted the dramatic headlines come with a picture of her laying down in a bed from another video, adding:

"And the story is that my spine is injured or whatever. I just think, 'Oh my Lord. If they were that heavy, I'd have them changed. I'd have them lessened."

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The Country Music Hall of Famer confirmed another rumor about her body inks but clarified, "they're tasteful. I'm not a tattoo girl."

Parton buttressed that she began inking pretty and artful ribbons, bows, and butterflies to cover up her scars rather than to make a big statement. 

The "9 to 5" singer remembered when she was so sick she needed a feeding tube which left a small indention in her sides that turned purple due to her fair skin.

In the spirit of making positives from negatives, Parton covered her scar with "a little yellow-and-brown beehive with a tiny little bee on top of the hive. The mouth of it is that little sinkhole."

The "Here I Am" singer has no tattoos of her loving husband of 54 years, Carl Dean because he is tattooed on her heart. 

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Looking Back At "Dollywood" Founder's 76 Years of Greatness

Parton clocked 76 years on January 19, 2022. The country music legend, actress, author, humanitarian, and businesswoman has accomplished numerous feats in her years.

The Blast dived into the "Christmas at Dollywood" star's career timeline. She skyrocketed to fame following her debut album "Hello, I'm Dolly," she skyrocketed to fame.

Parton has a record label "Dolly Records" and has sold over 100 million worldwide records with over 100 career-charted singles in the past four decades.

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The 76-year-old has 50 Grammy Award nominations, 11 Grammy Award wins, a Life Achievement Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards. 5 Academy of Country Music Awards,  4 People's Choice Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.

These dizzying and impressive accolades are not all Parton has in her arsenal. She also co-owns The Dollywood Company, which created an amusement park, theatre, water park, and more in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Duncan Hines Sells Out Limited Edition Dolly Parton's Baking Collection

Parton partnered with Duncan Hines to launch cake mixes and frostings inspired by the star's family recipes, including her decadent coconut and Banana Puddin' cakes.

The Blast revealed that, in a press release, the "A Holly Dolly Christmas" artist gushed about how her southern upbringing inspired her love for cooking and baking.

Parton credited her mother, grandmothers, and aunts for being wonderful bakers who taught her everything she knew.

The baking mixes will launch around March at a suggested retail price of $2.19, while frostings sell at $2.09.Duncan Hines offers a limited edition "Dolly Parton's Baking Collection" for $40.00. The company also provides Parton's recipes on its website.

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