Dolly Parton and her husband of 57 years live out of the spotlight on a cosy farm

What would you do if you built an empire worth half a billion dollars? Would you splurge on a massive mansion, or would you opt for a quieter life away from the hustle and bustle?

Well, we know what Dolly Parton, estimated to be worth $500 million, would do! The famed country singer and her husband of 57 years, who has chosen to stay out of the spotlight, are spending their days on a peaceful farm.

Keep reading to get a glimpse of their cozy abode!

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean’s Love Story

Dolly Parton and her husband, Carl Dean, have been married for nearly six decades since their May 1966 wedding in Ringgold, Georgia. Early on, the couple decided not to have children, with Dean choosing to maintain a low profile away from the public eye.

Parton has said their marriage has lasted so long because of Dean’s choice to stay away from her career. Their love story began in 1964 when Parton moved to Nashville to pursue her singing and songwriting career. They met at a laundromat when Parton was 18 and Dean was 22, and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Parton revealed that the secret to their enduring marriage is ensuring her husband’s privacy. She said Dean chose her, not her career, and she respects his desire for a quiet, private life.

Over the years, some have humorously speculated that Dean doesn’t exist due to his rare public appearances. In response, Parton explained that the limelight is “just not who he is. He’s a quiet, reserved person and figured if he ever got out there, he’d never get a minute’s peace, and he’s right about that.”

Beyond this, the couple shares mutual respect. Parton loves that her husband isn’t jealous of her success and is curious about her work. He encourages her to achieve her goals, making them perfect for each other.

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