A love that lasts is the best thing any woman can hope for. So, anyone who hears a great love story can’t help but gush and also hope for such.

Their Love Story

On May 30, 1966, Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean. It was a classic story of love at first sight when Dolly and Carl Dean met at a Laundromat. It was her first day in Music City. After fifty-one years together, they said that nothing much has changed. On the hand, even the die-hard fans of Dolly Parton do not know that the multi-talented artist and songwriter is actually married.

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Dolly Parton has had a big, flirty personality so many people think it has been a relationship roadblock to her husband but she says, “He knows I’m a flirt and a tease but it’s harmless. I’ve never met the man that would take his place,” Parton told The Boot. However, Carl Dean definitely knows, accepts and trusts Dolly.

One other reason is that Carl Dean’s personality is almost the opposite of Dolly’s. His low profile, chill, and homebody personality keep everything in balance.  In truth, he can only be seen in a some of Dolly’s shows all these years. But, at home, he is a totally different man.

“He’s a deep person, but he has a great and warped sense of humor. He makes me laugh and entertains me. He’s very secure within himself.”

Despite their unlikely personalities, there’s definitely a secret to their lasting love and faith to each to other. Want to know what that is? It is independence! It’s the balance of alone time and quality time together. In an interview, Dolly said,

“Actually, I think that has been the best formula for us, the fact that we appreciate each other when we are together. We don’t have to be together all the time.”

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