Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years of Marriage


By Amanda Wicks

Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in May. The couple originally married on May 30, 1966 and to honor their life together, they renewed their wedding vows on the momentous occasion.

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Parton displayed her trademark sass in speaking about the ceremony. “If I had it to do all over, I’d do it all over again, and we did,” she said. “I’m dragging him kicking and screaming into the next 50 years. Wish us luck.”

Parton and Dean will be auctioning off photos from their 2016 ceremony to the highest bidder with all proceeds benefitting children’s charities. “In all honesty, the only way I was able to get Carl to do any of this in the first place was that it was a great opportunity for us to raise money for some very worthy causes,” said Parton.

Over the years, Dean has managed to keep a low profile even though he’s married to one of country music’s biggest legends. But that’s about to change. In addition to releasing photographs, Dean will be sharing his first interview. Fans submitted questions to Parton who in turn asked Dean.

“My first thought was I’m gonna marry that girl,” he said about seeing his future wife for the first time. “My second thought was, Lord she’s good lookin’. And that was the day my life began. I wouldn’t trade the last 50 years for nothing on this earth.”

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