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Dolly Parton Says Her Husband Has Always Been Her 'Biggest Fan Behind The Scenes'

Dolly Parton says her husband Carl is her 'biggest supporter behind the scenes'
October 31, 2019 - 09:15 / Sarah Schulz

Dolly Parton just premiered her new Netflix show, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings at her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Her husband was not in attendance, but she did however talk about his constant love and support. 

Dolly Parton is having a big year! She has now premiered her upcoming Netflix series Dolly Parton's Heartstrings which is set for release on Netflix on November 22nd, this year. Many of her friends, colleagues and family members attended the premiere, however her husband of 53 years decided to support her from their home.

Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Thomas Dean

Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean in 1996 and on the red carpet Tuesday night, she told People Magazine, "He’s always supporting me as long as I don’t try to drag him in on it. He’s always been my biggest fan behind the scenes, but he’s at home. I don’t think they’re probably showing much of this on TV and if they do, he might see it."

Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Thomas Dean pose together

The key to their long-lasting love is to "stay gone"

The 73-year-old legend continued, "But anyway, he’d never come dragging around. I’d rather bring somebody else with me, you know? He’s never jealous of that either." Dolly has also said that the key to her long-lasting love is to "stay gone" as she often jokes. Noting that, "I travel a lot, but we really enjoy each other when we’re together and the little things we do."

Dolly Parton attends the Netflix Premiere of Dolly Parton's "Heartstrings" on October 29, 2019

Dolly Parton: "Why not come home to do it?"

Dolly Parton was very excited about her new series and having the premiere in her hometown meant so much to her. She said, "When I do something special, I love to have my family be a part of it and all my neighbors. This is where it all started. This is who I am. This is where I came from. We have Dollywood, and this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We couldn’t do better over in Hollywood and like I said, this is where it all started, so why not come home to do it?"

We can't wait to see her new series on November 22nd and we are so happy that her and her husband Carl Thomas Dean have found a way to make their love story a success in Hollywood! Congratulations, Dolly!