Dolly Parton’s husband seen in public for the first time in decades

It has been more than 40 years since we have seen Dolly Parton’s husband out in public. Recently some paparazzi have captured the reclusive husband out and about. Unlike Dolly, who has always loved the spotlight, her husband Carl Dean is hiding from the world.

They have been married since 1966, and from that day forward, Dolly has always talked about him and their relationship. For a long time, people have used relationships as an example of how a couple should look like and be. Just a few weeks ago, Carl was seen in public, and some photographers managed to take such photos.

Now 77, the country singer’s husband was photographer outside the family estate in Brentwood, Tennessee. The couple has been married for 53 years. Dolly has always been in the spotlight. But, Carl managed to stay out of it and hasn’t been seen since 1970. He was aided by an assistant as he was walking around. His lifestyle continues to be a mystery to many people, unlike his wife’s.

Some source that claims to be close to the couple stated that Carl doesn’t have a habit of going out. He doesn’t interact with people and leaves the house a couple of times a week. Unlike Dolly, he will stay inside and will go out if he really needs to.

Some people have questioned how he has managed to stay in shape and good health all these years if he is always at home. The source has even mentioned that Carl lives in a separate building on the property, and Dolly stays in a different one.

Dolly and Carl met at a Laundromat. They were in the same one back in 1964 and two years later decided that it was time to get married. They got married in Ringgold, Georgia, where only Dolly’s mother and the pastor’s wife were at the ceremony to act as a witness.

For more than five decades, they have been together, but how close can they be now if they live in a separate building in their estate. Dolly had admitted that Carl has only seen her perform once, and that was back in 2011 when she was a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Dolly has even said many times that Carl is her biggest fan even though he is not always with her when she has a show to do. She has revealed that as long as he is not dragged out of home, he remains happy and an amazing, supportive husband.

Going back to Dolly a little bit, she was a child that was born in a one-room cabin in East Tennessee. 

This next photo was taken just after Dolly signed with Mountain Records back in 1965 as a pop singer. She wasn’t always the country superstar as we know her today. Although she has always had a thing for big hair.

Here, you can see young and ambitious Dolly Parton poses for a picture with Porter Wagoner and the whole show’s cast.

Her early success is due to a spot on the Wagoner show. The two became good friends, and Dolly would have a segment where she sang, and even sometimes, the two would do a duet. Dolly wanted to pursue a solo career. When she left the show, she wrote her iconic song ‘I will always love you,’ which was dedicated to her friend Porter.

In this photo, you can see the Dolly has always been a country girl in heart. Rocking a ten-gallon hat, it seems like country music was always her thing.

After leaving the Wagoner show, Dolly recorded and started performing her first solo album called ‘New Harvest…First Gathering’. At one of her concerts in New York, the crowd was packed, and some high-end celebrities came to see her. Mick Jagger, John Belushi, and Bruce Springsteen were some of the names that were there.

Here we see Dolly in the Chicago Holiday Inn, with her iconic big blonde wig and her perfect face just relaxing.

There was a night club in New York that held terrific and, at the same time, ridiculous events. To honor Dolly, they threw a party that was farm themed, and the night club was filled with haystack and live animals.

Dolly even acted in some movies. Here we see her with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, on the set of a film that was about three secretaries that kidnap their boss. The movie was so popular that it inspired a Broadway show.

Dolly was one out of 12 kids. Here we see her spending time with her brother David. David is like her husband Carl, he doesn’t want to be in the spotlight.

Dolly has always been close to her family, especially with her brothers and sisters. Here is a photo of Dolly spending time with her sister, Frieda, a punk band performer, who later turned into an ordained minister.

Dolly even recorded songs with some of her sisters. Frieda and Stella Parton were also singers like her, and here we can see the three of them in the studio recording a song.