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Dolly Parton Gives 'Love' Advice In Cute Valentine Post With Carl Dean

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on February 16, 2022 at 4:30 AM EST

Valentine's is the season of love, and Dolly Parton took the opportunity to advise her fans on matters of the heart.

Parton and her husband, Carl Dean, have been married for over five decades and appear to be as in love as when they first tied the knot.

"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" star took to social media to celebrate the occasion with a heartwarming post featuring her partner.

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Dolly Parton Advises Fans In Sweet Valentine's Day Post

Dolly Parton at "9 to 5 The Musical" press night

On Monday, February 14, Parton commemorated the day of love with the rest of the world by sharing a touching post with her man.

The "Christmas on the Square" actress updated her Instagram page with a sweet throwback photo of her and Dean, who she married in 1996.

In the image, the loving husband donned a black shirt with his dark hair sleek back. He placed a tender kiss on the cheek of his beautiful wife, who sported a denim jacket and curly white hair.

Parton smiled happily in the heartwarming throwback image, which she captioned, "Happy Valentine's Day y'all!" She continued with a message to her fans to hold their treasured ones close.

The "Christmas At Dollywood Actress" wrote, "Remember to squeeze your loved ones a little tighter today and tell them you love 'em!'' with a red heart emoji.

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Despite being married to Dean for more than 50 years, The Blast disclosed that Parton still keeps their relationship hot and spicy.

The couple first met at the laundromat and fell in love at first sight. After dating for two years, they were married in a private celebration on May 30, 1966.

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On January 26, the "Coat of Many Colors" singer opened up on E!'s "Daily Pop" show about how she enjoys dressing up for her spouse. She explained:

“Nobody wants to make out with a slouch! It’s important to me that I look as good as I can. I think it kind of helps keep things spicy.”

Parton also recreated her famous jaw-dropping "Playboy" magazine cover for his 79th birthday last June. She recalled the moment when she said:

“I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just go surprise my husband and just cook breakfast for him in my bunny suit.’ He got a kick out of it, and evidently, a few other people did, too!”

The 11-time Grammy winner and Dean have a positive and sexy relationship but almost crashed in the past when someone tried to steal her husband.

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Parton confirmed that her 1974 hit song "Jolene," which details the story of a woman who tried to take her man away from her, was, in fact, a true story.

Nothing trumps true love as the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and her husband enjoy a rock-solid marriage. She noted that the woman in question was no longer a threat, saying:

"I can’t say her real name. I saw her a few years back, and she was broad as a barn, so I didn’t feel so threatened anymore after seeing her. I thought, ‘There’s my revenge!’"

The “Once Upon A Christmas" singer joked that she wanted Jolene to go ahead and steal her husband every time she saw him “snoring in his La-Z-Boy chair.”

The "Jolene" Singer Shared Rare Insight Into Her Marriage

It takes two to tango, and Parton knows how to dance her way into a successful marriage partnership with Dean.

The Blast revealed that the "9 to 5" actress got candid about how she and her husband allow each other to do whatever makes them most comfortable and happy.

Parton expressed these sentiments on Andy Cohen's "SiriusXM Town Hall" in 2016. She gave an example of how Dean hates to get dressed and go out.

Regardless, the couple still knows how to have a good time together as the "Little Sparrow" singer never forces her man to change.

Parton also told PEOPLE that despite her famous cooking skills, she hates tidying up. Thankfully, her partner always rescues her by handling the cleanup. 

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The "A Holly Dolly Christmas" star confessed that she gets messy in the kitchen, and Dean painstakingly clears up afterward. 

Parton also noted that when she needs space, her husband would respect her wishes and leave her to clean up when she is ready—allowing for a respectful relationship based on a joint effort.

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