Today, January 19, 2021, Dolly Parton turns 76-years-old. The star has made an incredible name for herself over the years, selling more than 100 million records worldwide with more than 25 number one hits.
But the singer, whose net worth is more than $350 million, has always been extremely private about her home life – and particularly her husband. She married Carl Thomas Dean on May 30, 1966, but has mostly kept him out of the limelight, until last year.
To commemorate Carl’s birthday in 2021, Dolly donned her iconic outfit from when she was pictured in Playboy magazine – scroll down to see it. Dolly claimed the front cover of the October 1978 magazine wearing a saucy bunny outfit. The star, who was just 22-years-old at the time, displayed all in a historic moment for country music fans, as she became the first country music star to pose for the magazine. The article inside was 17 pages long.
Dolly posted a video on her Twitter account on July 20, 2021, dressed in the iconic outfit. She told the camera: “Remember sometime back I said I was going to pose in Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75 and they don’t have a magazine anymore.”
But she didn’t let that stop her.
Dolly giggled: “My husband always loved the original cover of Playboy so I was trying to think of something to do that would make him happy. He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years and I’m not going to talk him out of that and I hope he agrees with me too.”
She lifted up the original cover along with new photos of her in the glamorous costume. She continued: “In the first one, I was kind of a little butterball, well, I’m string cheese now but he’ll probably think I’m cream cheese I hope.”
The 9 to 5 singer also showed off a photo of her presenting the outfit to her husband.
Dolly said: “We’re completely opposite, but that’s what makes it fun. I never know what he’s gonna say or do. He’s always surprising me.
“He wants to be mostly around the house. He knows I’m just the opposite. I can’t go enough places. I can’t do enough things. He loves that. He’s independent. He doesn’t need me in his face, and it’s the same with me. But when we’re together, we have enough things in common that it works. We love the simple life. We can be calm and just have a good time.”
The Jolene singer also opened up about what she loves about Carl. She gushed: “My husband is a good man, first of all. He’s a deep person, but he has a great and warped sense of humour. He makes me laugh and entertains me. He’s very secure within himself.”