Dolly Parton Spills How She and Husband Carl Dean Keep the Spark Alive After 57 Years of Marriage
Dolly Parton is famous for her glammed-up public persona, and the singer says she likes to get a little gussied up at home, too, even when it's just her and her husband of 57 years, Carl Dean.
"I like to dress up for Carl," Parton admits during a 2022 interview with E! News' Daily Pop.
"Every day, I put on some makeup and fix my hair, because I think, 'Well, the whole world, I'm out here and everybody else sees me all dressed up.' I'm not just gonna go home and flop on him."
After nearly six decades of marriage, Parton and Dean have seen just about every side of each other, and the singer says all the work she puts into her appearance is just as much for her benefit as it is for her husband's.
"He would love me either way," she continues, "But it's important to me that I look as good as I can."
When asked if that's her secret to keeping her marriage fresh after all these years, Parton says, "Well, I think it helps!" adding that "Nobody wants to make out with a slouch."
" I think it kinda helps, keeping things, you know, spicy."
Parton's keeping things "spicy" in her career, too: In November, the country legend and new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member will release her debut rock album, Rock Star, featuring a long list of who's who in that genre as collaborators.
The icon debuted the first song from that project, "World on Fire," during the 2023 ACM Awards, which she co-hosted with Garth Brooks.
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