It’s been 50 years since Dolly Parton and Carl Dean said “I do”. The couple were married on May 30, 1966, in Ringgold, Georgia. Dean has never been much for the limelight, preferring run an asphalt road-paving business in Nashville, and stay out of the spotlight as much as he can.
Dean’s desire for anonymity has made him somewhat of a mystery in the country music community. There aren’t many photos of him and Parton together and he’s only been to one of her shows.
His absence from the public scene doesn’t indicate a lack of support, though. Dean has been an unswerving champion for Parton throughout her career. In an interview with Xpose.ie, Parton shared a little about her husband, and their marriage.
“I feel lucky and blessed,” Parton said. “I never doubted for a minute that we would be married 50 years as long as we were both alive. Carl is my husband and my best friend so we have had a solid foundation to deal with all of the craziness that comes with a performing career.”
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