Dolly Parton and Carl Dean have been married for 54 years. An incredible milestone that sees the pair still just as in love as ever before.
Dolly has recently revealed the public the reason why she thinks their marriage has last the distance, something that is rather rare for a lot of A-List stars.
The reason? Time apart.
Carl is rarely seen out in public and never attends events with Dolly - and that is what she attributes to her marriage success.
Dolly said: "We’re both funny, and we both have a great and warped sense of humor so we’ve always had a good time. He’s pretty much a loner and a homebody, and I’m a gypsy. But when I’m home, I love that. We don’t do the same thing so it gives us different stuff to talk about. He doesn’t get involved in my business, and I don’t in his, so we have our own little world that we create for ourselves."
She joked, "I’ve always made jokes that the reason our marriage has lasted so long is because I stay gone. Well, there’s a lot of truth in that. We’re not in each other’s face all the time. I think there’s a lot to be said about having some sensible separation because you can’t be with somebody 24/7, 365 and not want to smack their face now and then."