Dolly Parton has had many 'affairs' but there was one Hollywood hunk she 'couldn't wait to jump into bed with'
The beloved country singer has made it no secret that she has an eye for men despite being married to her husband Carl Dean for more than 50 years.
Her openness and honesty have led to rumors of numerous affairs over the years with everyone from Slyvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, and longtime friend and assistant Judy Ogle. Parton had once famously said, "I love to flirt, and I've never met a man I didn't like."
The speculation and rumor intensified when Parton once innocently confessed to sharing a bed with Judy. However, 74-year-old Parton says that she has never "had a relationship with a woman or had a desire to be with a woman", though she has fallen for other men. She has also described her marriage as "open", as per Mirror.
While discussing affair rumors, Parton shared that even though her relationship with Dean is "open", getting physical with other people is not an option. "Men are my weakness. Short, fat, bald or skinny – I've had crushes on some very unusual men but Carl knows I'll always come home and I'm not having sex with these people – I'm just flirting and having fun," Daily Mail reports.
In another interview, she revealed, "He’s not jealous and I’m not jealous of him. He knows I flirt. He flirts too. Yes, it’s an open relationship, but not sexually and I would kill him if I thought he was doing that. He would shoot me too. At the end of the day we love each other madly."
In the early 80s, the singer was left feeling suicidal when an "affair of the heart" ended very badly. In her book titled 'Dolly on Dolly, Interviews, and Encounters with Dolly Parton', she wrote, "I was sitting upstairs in my bedroom one afternoon when I noticed in the nightstand drawer my gun that I keep for burglars. I looked at it a long time..."
"Then, just as I picked it up, just to hold it and look at it for a moment, our little dog, Popeye, came running up the stairs. The tap-tap-tap of his paws jolted me back to reality I suddenly froze. I put the gun down. Then I prayed. I kinda believe Popeye was a spiritual messenger from God," she had written.
There was also one A-lister whom she could not wait to get close to -- Burt Reynolds. The pair had played lovers in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' and their chemistry led to rumors that they were also having a real-life affair.
Dolly had also teased, "I couldn’t wait to jump into bed with Burt Reynolds...in the movie, not in real life." Burt Reynolds also admitted that the attraction was mutual and said, "I got to work with her for so long that eventually I was looking at her face."
We had previously reported that a new A&E documentary titled 'Biography: Dolly' recently released on April 12. The documentary focused on the life of country music legend Dolly Parton, including some behind-the-scenes looks at what made the multi-faceted female icon so successful.
One of the biggest takeaways from the documentary was the relationship that Parton shared with her elusive husband of 54 years, Carl Thomas Dean.