Dolly Parton has millions of fans all over the world, but apparently her hubby isn’t exactly one of them. In an interview “Good Morning Britain” Dolly shares that CarlDean doesn’t really love her music, and has only seen her perform live on a couple of occasions.
“He's not necessarily one of the biggest fans of my music," she said. "He's proud of me and he loves that I love what I do but ... It's a touchy subject. I'm like his little girl and he worries about that."
As for his musical tastes, she notes, "He likes hard rock, he likes Led Zeppelin and bluegrass music, so my music is somewhere in between," adding, "He doesn't dislike it, but he doesn't go out of his way to play my records, let's put it that way."
After 53 years of marriage, I'm so surprised by the fact that he's only seen her play live a few times. I know Carl Dean is a pretty private person and is rarely spotted out with Dolly publicly, but if my spouse were a musician, I'd want to be supportive and see him play when I could. But hey, this obviously works for them!
Dolly says the secret to their relationship is, “The fact that we like each other, we respect each other, we've always had a good time," adding, "He's crazy and I'm crazy. We laugh a lot and I think that's the healthiest and most precious part of our relationship."
Cheers to that!