October 30, 2020

Who is Dolly Parton’s husband Carl Thomas Dean?

Who is Dolly Parton’s husband Carl Thomas Dean?

DESPITE the secrecy surrounding Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean’s marriage, there is one thing clear – they are very much in love.

The superstar singer wrote I Will Always Love You for her man – but not much is known about her husband.

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

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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.

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

When did Dolly and Carl get married?

The 53-year-long relationship began with love at first sight.

“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 in 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.”

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

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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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