Dolly Parton Has Finally Opened Up About Her 53-Year Marriage

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Have you heard the story of Dolly Parton and her husband? No? Well, you’re probably not alone. After all, chances are that you might not even have known that Parton has a husband. And that’s because the outspoken country rarely talks about her private life with Carl Dean, a man who’s every bit as quiet and reclusive as his wife is confident and loud. Yet the pair have been married for over 50 years – and what Parton has to say about the love of her life might just come as a surprise.

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Dolly Parton always wanted to be on stage, of course. And while the young Parton undoubtedly had plenty of talent, she had a remarkable amount of luck as well. Just 24 hours after she graduated from high school, for instance, the ambitious teen packed her bags for Nashville – and it was a good thing she did.

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