Dolly Parton reveals her top three weaknesses: 'men, sex and food'

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Dolly Parton at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Photographed by David Becker
Dolly Parton at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Photographed by David Becker
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The ‘9 to 5’ hitmaker opened up about the things she loves most, sharing what made the top of her list in an open chat with pop star Jessie Ware for her new podcast. 

“My weaknesses have always been men, sex and food and not necessarily in that order,” Dolly said during the appearance on Table Manners podcast.

She also joked that she and her husband Carl, to whom she has been married since 1966, are “sick” of one another. “My husband and I have been together for 57 years and married for 54, and I’m sick of him, and I’m sure he’s sick of me,” she said.

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Previously, the 74-year-old singer admitted she doesn’t think about her life in terms of her age, because she doesn’t feel “old” in her body.

"I don’t think about my life in terms of numbers. First of all, I ain’t never gonna be old because I ain’t got time to be old. I can’t stop long enough to grow old," she said during an appearance of Apple TV+'s The Oprah Conversation

“I bet you I won’t look much different when I’m 95, if I live that long, because I’m like the Gabor sisters."

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Dolly Parton also joked she plans to keep up her youthful appearance with cosmetic procedures, saying she'll "look as young as [her] plastic surgeons will allow".

"I’m gonna look like a cartoon. I’ll have on the makeup. I’ll look as young as my plastic surgeons will allow me and [with] all the makeup and lighting and all that. But I think more than anything, it’s about what comes from inside you.

"It’s an attitude and you gotta shine from within. Sometimes, that can make you feel young and make you seem young to other people."

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude (updated by Nthabi Nhlapo)

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