Dolly Parton is the gift that keeps on giving.
The country crooner and icon has been in the limelight for over 40 years and she is still plugging along at 75-years–old young!
Parton really went mainstream when she starred in the 1980 comedy, “9 to 5,” starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
Not only was this her debut film role, but she also lent her vocals to the hit song, “9 to 5,” and the film’s soundtrack. She even earned an Academy Award nomination for the movie.
However, prior to her “9 to 5” super stardom, Parton had a chart-topping song called, “I Will Always Love You,” in 1973.
The song became a global phenomenon after powerhouse Whitney Houston lent her voice to the song in 1992 for “The Bodyguard.”
Houston tragically passed away in 2012 after an accidental drowning in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Heart disease and cocaine were contributing factors to her untimely death.
Parton is estimated to have earned millions in royalties from Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”
She recently revealed how she has spent those millions and it will truly make your heart hurt, in a good way!
During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” Parton revealed the exact way she spent those pretty pennies.
“I bought my big office complex down in Nashville, and so I thought, ‘Well, this is a wonderful place to be,’” Parton said on the show.
“I bought a property down in what was the Black area of town, and it was mostly just Black families and people that lived around there and it was just off the beaten path from 60th avenue and I thought, ‘Well I am going to buy this place,’” she continued.
Parton revealed it was an entire strip mall and felt it was the perfect place to be because it was in honor of Whitney.
“So, I just thought this was great and I’m just going to be down here with her people who are my people as well. And so, I just love the fact I spent that money on a complex and I think that, ‘This is the house that Whitney built,’” Parton concluded.
Prior to this revelation, Cohen pried Dolly on what it’s like to be her in a segment called, “What’s It Like Being LegenDOLLY?”
During the segment, Parton revealed she wears a wig every day and owns 365+ wigs.
While running errands, she will only wear high heels, because it’s the same as if you were relaxing at home.
As for her drink of choice, a martini with an olive because “it’s a pretty drink to have and it hits you real hard, real quick.”
Cheers to being forever young, Dolly Parton!