You might know Dolly Parton as the blonde bombshell who can rock any stage with just a microphone and a beautiful sequenced outfit, but behind the scenes, the country music star says she’s just a “truck stop girl” and she’s proud of it!
“That just means we see the world differently. And seeing the world in a different way isn’t a bad thing,” Dolly previously said to National Geographic. At home, the 73-year-old likes to spend time with her one and only — her husband, Carl Thomas Dean.
“They’re spending more time together than ever in their marriage. After all these years, they are still learning new things about each other,” a friend once gushed about the star. Don’t think that Dolly is all glitz and glam at home either because nothing makes her happier than eating breakfast with her loved ones.
“It may be sausage, biscuits and gravy, it may be just cereal and fruit, but with all she’s done and all she’s accomplished in her career, she feels most grounded when she can be the housewife,” the friend said.
When the “9 to 5” singer can find a few minutes away from her busy schedule schedule, she and Carl like to drive their RV to their nearby properties including their vacation home near Chattanooga. “I like to get down to it. I guess that’s because I grew up on tour buses,” the musician has said. “We’ll go from east Tennessee — the mountains — to west Tennessee, which is flat as a board. They play to different moods, and we love them both.”
Dolly and Carl have been married since 1966 and they don’t plan on splitting anytime soon. They know everything that there is to know about each other and that’s why they love one another so much.
“I know every line in his face and he knows every hair in my wig. [He’s] not particularly [a fan of my songs], but he loves me,” Dolly once gushed to People. “I travel a lot, but we really enjoy each other when we’re together.”