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

Over the years, many people have hilariously speculated that Dean didn’t exist, simply because he’s only made a handful of public appearances. In response, Parton said that being in the limelight is “just not who he is. He’s like, a quiet, reserved person and he figured if he ever got out there in that, he’d never get a minute’s peace and he’s right about that.”

Beyond this, the pair also have a mutual respect for each other, and Parton has said that she loves the fact her husband isn’t jealous of her and is actually curious about her work. She also loves that he encourages her to achieve her goals. Clearly, they’re perfect for each other!

Dolly Parton lives on a farm
Parton shed light on her husband’s life away from the public eye. Dean has retired from his paving business and enjoys a quiet life on their farm. The couple spends lots of time together on their property, with Parton frequently spending her time there since she has stopped going on music tours.

Their quiet life at home includes outings in their RV, heading to the drive-through, exploring Tennessee and Kentucky, and staying at clean motels for restful breaks. They cherish these simple moments together.

Despite Parton’s substantial net worth, she values quality time with Dean above all else. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a simple country dinner at their Nashville home, enjoying a homecooked meal prepared by Parton, which included chicken and dumplings (as well as Dean’s favorite, pecan ice cream).

Parton even gave viewers a glimpse into her lovely home for Reese Witherspoon’s YouTube series, and it’s more gorgeous than you could imagine!

Parton and Dean had previously said that they wanted to renew their vows on their 50th anniversary, with family and friends in attendance. Afterwards, they planned to revisit the place where they had their original honeymoon.

While Parton may still perform at festivals and short weekend shows, she knows that this will eventually come to a halt as she ages. She wants to spend more time with her family, especially Dean, so she is content with their quiet little farm life away from the limelight.

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