Dolly Parton makes a rare comment about her longtime marriage to Carl Thomas Dean

Dolly Parton makes a rare comment about her longtime marriage to Carl Thomas Dean

‘He’s kind of a loner’: Dolly Parton makes a rare comment about her reclusive husband Carl Thomas Dean and shares a glimpse into their private romance after 56 years of marriage

Dolly Parton made a rare comment about her longtime marriage to Carl Thomas Dean as she reflected on their longtime love after they first met when they were just 18.

Speaking about her 56-year marriage, which she has tried to keep out of the spotlight, the 76-year-old singer gushed that they are “very different people”.

“He’s kind of a loner, so he doesn’t really like being with anyone but me when I’m home — I mean, he’s not someone who goes out there and socializes that much,” she told Entertainment Today Evening.

Sweet words: Dolly Parton made a rare comment about her longtime marriage to Carl Thomas Dean as she reflected on their longtime love after they first met when they were just 18; seen last year

She continued, “He loves living on the farm, looking after the property as he has for all these many years, and then we just have a lot to talk about.”

The global icon described her spouse, who she met at a Nashville laundromat when she was 23, as her “world.”

“We work really well together,” enthused Parton. “We have a lot of love and respect for each other, and I think the key to it all — we both have crazy, warped senses of humor, so we have a lot of fun.”

Dress opposites: Speaking about their relationship, which she's been working on to keep them out of the spotlight, the 76-year-old singer gushed that they're very

Dress opposites: Speaking about their relationship, which she’s been working on to keep them out of the spotlight, the 76-year-old singer gushed that they’re very “different people”.

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“He’s kind of a loner, so he doesn’t really like being with anyone but me when I’m home — I mean, he’s not someone who goes out there and socializes that much,” she told Entertainment Today Evening

The Jolene hitmaker continued to marvel at the length of their relationship, which has spanned nearly six decades.

“We’ve actually been married for 56 years, but we’ve been together for 58 years,” she noted. “That’s a long time to do anything. It’s nice to be married in this business.

Previously, the performer said her secret to staying together for so long was that they “made a rule years ago” that they would “never fight.”

Romance: The global icon has described her spouse, who she met at a Nashville laundromat when she was 23, as her 'world' (seen November 2022)

Romance: The global icon has described her spouse, who she met at a Nashville laundromat when she was 23, as her ‘world’ (seen November 2022)

“Once you start doing it, it can become a habit and it just keeps going,” she told Hollywood Life.

“So if there are times when things get a little tense or we get a little sideways here and there, we just walk away and come back later and have a joke,” Parton continued.

At the time, she said they were “good friends” and “very compatible” in many ways, including the fact that “the temperature in the house is the same.”

Put simply: the performer used to say their secret to staying together for so long was that they

Put simply: the performer used to say their secret to staying together for so long was that they “made a rule years ago” that they would “never fight” (seen in 2019).