Dolly Parton can't wait to renew her wedding vows. The country music diva is married to Carl Dean, who prefers the quiet life on their Tennessee ranch as opposed to basking in the spotlight. But Dolly, 68, now reveals the couple will celebrate 50 years together with a big celebration.
'We will re-marry in the grounds of our home that we built all those years ago'
“It was my idea to renew the wedding vows – he is too shy and doesn’t like the commotion,” she told UK newspaper The Mirror.
“But he will be glad to do it – if I tell him to. He don’t like to get all dressed up but I will insist that he wears a tux and all.
“I think he will be proud to do it and he seemed a little excited when I mentioned it. He would never have brought the idea up himself," she said.
The singer met Carl back in 1964 at a laundromat in Nashville. Dolly didn’t provide a date for the ceremony, although she’s sure they will be surrounded by friends and family.
“We will re-marry in the grounds of our home that we built all those years ago – its’ a beautiful, old southern mansion and it will be on the date of our 50th wedding anniversary,” she said.
“It will just be family but there will be at least 200 people with all our nieces and nephews.”
And all these years later, the Jolene hitmaker says their love remains as strong as the day they married.
“I love the fact he loves me, sees me, tolerates me, because of and in spite of myself,” she insisted.
“It’s all about the sweet little things he does like picking flowers for me, making my coffee in the morning. He is incredibly thoughtful and we love each other for all the same reasons.
“We are very different but very compatible. And it just works.The two greatest gifts God ever gave me was a best friend – Judy [Ogle] – and then Carl.
"I can’t imagine what my life would have been without them," she said.
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