Who is Dolly Parton’s husband Carl Thomas Dean?

DOLLY Parton and her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, have reportedly been together for over 50 years.

Parton shared a video of herself in the look she recreated from her 1978 cover shoot for her husband’s birthday on July 19, 2021.

Dolly Parton is still besotted with her husband Carl Thomas Dean - seen here in the 80s


Dolly Parton is still besotted with her husband Carl Thomas Dean – seen here in the 80sCredit: dollyparton.com

Who is Carl Thomas Dean?

Carl Thomas Dean, 78, was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 20, 1942.

He is a private person who loves to live a quiet life away from the media attention, leaving the spotlight to his famous wife, Dolly.

Not much is known about his life, but we do know he carved a name for himself in the world of business from his early twenties.

Although retired now, Carl owned a successful asphalt laying company in his hometown of Nashville.

The happy couple met when Dolly was just 18


The happy couple met when Dolly was just 18Credit: dollyparton.com

When did Dolly and Carl get married?

The 53-year-long relationship between Dolly and Carl began with love at first sight.

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“My first thought was I’m gonna marry that girl,” Dean said to Dolly’s official website about the then 18-year-old singer, who he met outside a laundromat in Nashville.

“My second thought was, ‘Lord she’s good lookin.’ And that was the day my life began.”

The couple tied the knot on May 30, 1966.

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 with a renewal of their vows.

At the time Dolly told Entertainment Tonight: “If I had it to do all over, I’d do it all over again, and we did.”

Did Dolly dress up for Carl’s birthday?

Dolly took to Twitter to post a video for her husband’s birthday on July 20, 2021.

She gave fans a glimpse at her updated Playboy look from her cover shoot in the 80s.

“Today is July 20th, it’s my husband Carl’s birthday and you’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this. Well, it’s for my husband’s birthday,” Parton explained in the video.

“Remember some time back I said I was gonna pose on Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75 and they don’t have a magazine anymore, but my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy.”

“I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy,” she added. “He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years and I’m not gonna try to talk him out of that.”

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Carl and Dolly are rarely pictured together - seen here in 2013


Carl and Dolly are rarely pictured together – seen here in 2013Credit: Xposure

What is Carl Thomas Dean’s net worth?

As mentioned, during his career, Carl was a successful businessman and earned a good fortune.

As of 2020, his net worth is $20million (£15m).

Dolly, meanwhile, has a cool $500million (£386m).

Do Dolly and Carl have children?

The couple don’t have any children of their own, but are perfectly happy it being just the two of them.

Speaking on the Today show she said: “God has a plan for everything.

“I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine. And they are now.”

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