Who is Dolly Parton's husband Carl Dean? Here's why fans believe ‘private man’ behind 54-year marriage is fake

Parton, whose husband has been out of the public eye despite being married for 54 years, talked about why we don't see the couple together


                            Who is Dolly Parton's husband Carl Dean? Here's why fans believe ‘private man’ behind 54-year marriage is fake
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Dolly Parton is, without a doubt, one of America's most iconic singer and songwriter. Known for her prolific philanthropic history and creativity, the 'Jolene' singer, finally opened up about her husband, Carl Dean. The queen of country music, whose husband has famously stayed out of the public eye even though they have been married for over 50 years, talked about why we see so little of the couple together saying, "He does not want to be in the spotlight at all. That's just not who he is. He said 'I didn't choose this world. I chose you and you chose that world.' But we can keep our lives separate and together."

The interview, conducted by Entertainment Tonight, also saw her talk about her 50th marriage anniversary informing that she and Dean remarried on the special occasion. Talking about it, Parton joked, "Now he tells everybody I'm his second wife." When asked about the secret behind the success of their marriage, Parton light-heartedly replied, "Because I stay gone. And there's a lot of truth in that – the fact that we're not in each other's faces all the time." She said that Dean and she have a lot of respect and admiration for each other even though he isn't a fan of the legendary singer's music.

Adding further on the topic, Parton, on 'Good Morning Britain' last year, said, "He's not necessarily one of the biggest fans of my music. He's proud of me and he loves that I love what I do but...It's a touchy subject. I'm like his little girl and he worries about that." Dean, Parton said, is a fan of heavier music and bands like Led Zeppelin.

New Music

Active since 1967 after releasing her first solo album titled 'Hello, I'm Dolly', Parton is all set to drop her 47th solo studio album 'A Holly Dolly Christmas'. A holiday record, 'A Holly Dolly Christmas' features some popular favorites including Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Ray Cyrus, and more. While Miley Cyrus, Parton's goddaughter, duets on 'Christmas Is', Cyrus' father, Billy Ray, joins in on 'Christmas Where We Are'. Michael Bublé sings on 'Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas', and Jimmy Fallon helps on 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'. Dolly's brother, Randy Parton, joins her for 'You Are My Christmas'. Perhaps most excitingly for country fans, Willie Nelson appears to duet on a new version of his 1963 single 'Pretty Paper'. Parton is also set to release her memoir 'Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics' in November.