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Dolly Parton shares rare photo of her husband Carl Thomas Dean

he is real and hawt!

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by Anonymousreply 130November 28, 2021 1:15 PM

I wonder why Dolly never appeared on Grace and Frankie. Would have been a nice reunion.

by Anonymousreply 1November 4, 2021 6:02 AM

I would've done him. In fact, I have done a few that look similar.

by Anonymousreply 2November 4, 2021 6:11 AM

That just looks like a fan she posed for a pic with.

She's been talking about him a lot lately. Maybe because her dumb hick fans are finally questioning if he really exists.

Let's see if she 'kills him off' before he won't have to (not) appear at her own funeral.

by Anonymousreply 3November 4, 2021 6:15 AM

WTF are you all talking about? There are tons of pictures online of both of them as a couple. No QAnon-type conspiracy theories here.

by Anonymousreply 4November 4, 2021 6:23 AM

Dolly and a gay fan.

by Anonymousreply 5November 4, 2021 6:25 AM

Oh, please. She's gay and the walls are closing in.

by Anonymousreply 6November 4, 2021 6:25 AM

She will be on G & F in an upcoming episode, R1.

by Anonymousreply 7November 4, 2021 6:27 AM

Dolly must have saw the recent Oprah/Gayle/Steadman thread on DL and felt it necessary to preemptively kibosh a like thread about her and Carl!

Just kidding. I love Dolly and the "they're all gay" mantra of DL is annoying.

by Anonymousreply 8November 4, 2021 6:27 AM

oh wow thanks r7! (I thought the show was over btw!)

by Anonymousreply 9November 4, 2021 6:28 AM

Dolly with the Beloved.

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by Anonymousreply 10November 4, 2021 6:29 AM

Carl is still a handsome man.

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by Anonymousreply 11November 4, 2021 6:30 AM

^^ that's not the same guy in OP's photo unless Carl shrunk 2 feet and had his chin removed.

by Anonymousreply 12November 4, 2021 6:55 AM

R12 it isn’t, that is former Senator Bob Corker. I believe it was taken at an event about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

by Anonymousreply 13November 4, 2021 8:06 AM

lol, of course it's Dean, Bob Corker is fugly!

by Anonymousreply 14November 4, 2021 8:13 AM

Donated a million dollars to fund research for the covid vaccines.

by Anonymousreply 15November 4, 2021 8:16 AM

R14 it is corker

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by Anonymousreply 16November 4, 2021 8:21 AM

R16 OP here, I have no idea who that is, I didn't post that.

by Anonymousreply 17November 4, 2021 8:24 AM

R17 it is Sen Bob Corker and R11 posted it.

by Anonymousreply 18November 4, 2021 8:25 AM

If Miss Parton says it's Carl then it's Carl!

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by Anonymousreply 19November 4, 2021 8:45 AM

She is a tattooed little dyke.

She plays to the middle where she is not confident about coming out.

I get it.

by Anonymousreply 20November 4, 2021 9:15 AM

How can anybody not know Dolly is gay at this point?

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by Anonymousreply 21November 4, 2021 9:19 AM

The Isle of Lesbos is getting crowded!

by Anonymousreply 22November 4, 2021 9:21 AM

Dolly and Oprah will die with their secrets... and their $billions

by Anonymousreply 23November 4, 2021 9:27 AM

Maybe she killed him years ago!

by Anonymousreply 24November 4, 2021 10:16 AM

Ages ago I read a book about women in country music - it might have been Nashville Babylon, in which case a grain of salt and all that, or it could have been Finding Her Voice, a much more 'respectable' work. In one section, discussing the late 60s/early 70s, it said that one of the 'big three'* was gay but had to stay closeted because of country's conservatism. At the time they were referring to, the 'big three' were Dolly, Loretta and Tammy so I just assumed it had to be Dolly.

* apologies to Judy Murray

by Anonymousreply 25November 4, 2021 10:32 AM

Dolly had a very unpretentious house is Solvang for a long time. Fannie Flagg also lives in Solvang. They’ve worked together many times. I always wondered if maybe they were a couple. I mean… SOLVANG? It’s a fairly obscure place to live unless you move there to be near someone.

by Anonymousreply 26November 4, 2021 10:59 AM

2. He’s a loner. Parton’s husband likes a life of solitude – even though his wife commands the world stage. “My husband is a loner,” she told PEOPLE. “He doesn’t particularly care about being around anybody but me. He’s just always asked me to leave him out of all this. He does not like all the hullabaloo.” But that doesn’t mean Dean’s not supportive of his wife’s so-called “hullabaloo.” She told Parade that Dean’s “very secure within himself,” and never gets jealous of Parton’s stardom – and rotating cast of handsome co-stars. “This is his statement: ‘Well, hell, I know it’s not easy out there. I’d feel less about any man that didn’t fall in love with you,’ ” she shared.

5. He’s only seen Dolly perform a few times. Don’t expect to see Dean front row at Parton’s shows – as of 2011, he’d only seen her perform a few times. “No, he doesn’t like to do that,” Dolly told Ellen DeGeneres. “He gets nervous seeing me perform. It’s almost like seeing your kid in a recital. He’s afraid I’ll mess up. Actually, he has seen me a time or two and it did relax him a little. He saw that I do mess up and it’s OK because people are not gonna punish me for it.”

I want to know how Ellen reacted to the explanations , lol

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by Anonymousreply 27November 4, 2021 11:00 AM

That's definitely him in the IG photo but the t-shirt is hella 'shopped, I would have liked to have seen the original, but this one's fun too.

He's quite handsome for his age these days.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 4, 2021 11:33 AM

"That's definitely him in the IG photo but the t-shirt is hella 'shopped"

Hahahahaha! It sure is, the picture of Dolly on the T-Shirt is Dolly at least 15 years after the the picture of them together

by Anonymousreply 29November 4, 2021 2:05 PM

Dolly grew up in the House of Prayer, a Church of God in Sevierville. Tennessee. She's now a Lesbyterian.

by Anonymousreply 30November 4, 2021 2:46 PM

I love how the image on the t-shirt is 15 times clearer than the rest of the photo.

Great photoshopping, hick!

by Anonymousreply 31November 4, 2021 2:50 PM

Straight men don't have three names.

by Anonymousreply 32November 4, 2021 2:56 PM

This thread just convinced me that John John Kennedy has more chance to come back from the dead than Dolly has to ever have a real husband and that Dolly was always more smitten by Jolene that scared of losing her man to her. Thank you DataLounge!

by Anonymousreply 33November 4, 2021 2:57 PM

That was a good pic of him in the OP's post. In real life he looked more like Eb Dawson from "Green Acres"

by Anonymousreply 34November 4, 2021 3:12 PM

The last season of G & F is divided into two, R9. The first four episodes have been released and four more will be released next year. Dolly is to be in at least one.

by Anonymousreply 35November 4, 2021 4:47 PM

So was it a confederate flag Skynard shirt?

by Anonymousreply 36November 4, 2021 4:49 PM

Someone just took a photo of that shirt from her merch store and pasted it over Carl, I'm sure thinking people would realize it was edited but it sounds like a lot of people didn't.

The original was just a plain gray shirt.

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by Anonymousreply 37November 4, 2021 4:53 PM

He was very handsome back in the day. A little like James Wolk.

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by Anonymousreply 38November 4, 2021 5:13 PM

R32 Southerners of all genders and orientation can have three names.

by Anonymousreply 39November 4, 2021 5:56 PM

She's a pussy eatin', ladyham lickin', U-Haul drivin', Cooter Holler kind of girl!

by Anonymousreply 40November 4, 2021 7:29 PM

R35 There's more than 4 more coming....not sure how many more, but I think it's more like 8 or 9 more.

by Anonymousreply 41November 4, 2021 7:29 PM

Boyishly handsome.

by Anonymousreply 42November 4, 2021 7:33 PM

I love his bouffant blonde wig and red blouse.

by Anonymousreply 43November 5, 2021 4:38 AM

Parton said many times her song "Jolene" was about an attractive girl who flirted with her husband, but I just found there was actually another take on the song lyrics and she seemed to be OK with the idea.

[quote] In 2019, the podcast Dolly Parton's America had an episode addressing the question of whether the narrator's focus on Jolene's beauty and desirability is indicative of her own attraction to Jolene. A musicologist wrote and performed a fourth verse which makes this interpretation explicit; when the podcast's hosts played audio of this performance for Parton, she responded that this was "another take on it".

by Anonymousreply 44November 5, 2021 4:42 AM

Ronstadt/Parton/Harris did a lot more as a trio than Trio.

by Anonymousreply 45November 5, 2021 4:45 AM

R44 Well I mean isn't that a standard thing in such a situation like Little Big Town's "Girlcrush?" The woman becomes obsessive and maybe even attracted to the woman more beautiful than herself, who is turning her man's head?

by Anonymousreply 46November 5, 2021 4:52 AM

R45 Did Dolly go swimmin' in Blue....Bay.....OOOOOOOOOOU?

by Anonymousreply 47November 5, 2021 5:04 AM

Dolly's husband's hair mysteriously turns from black to almost blondish brown.

When is she going to stop dragging this old skeleton out of the closet (pun intended) over and over again??!!

by Anonymousreply 48November 5, 2021 5:06 AM

If people want to see if Carl Dean really exists, hang out in RV parks. Dolly claims that every year she spends a week with him traveling in an RV, she doesn't make herself up and wears her own hair, and they are just Mr. and Mrs. Dean not Mr. and Mrs. Dolly Parton. I know a woman who claims to have ran into them, but she also claims to have slept with Elvis so I don't know how reliable a source she is.

by Anonymousreply 49November 5, 2021 5:14 AM

Is he super tall or is she super short, or both?

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by Anonymousreply 50November 5, 2021 5:58 AM

I don't think they are all gay but I do think Dolly is.

by Anonymousreply 51November 5, 2021 6:06 AM

Carl is trade.

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by Anonymousreply 52November 5, 2021 6:14 AM

R50 She is short, look at the videos from when she hosted the CMA's with Reba and Carrie Underwood the other year. They all had heels on but she still looked very short. According to Google she is only five feet tall.

by Anonymousreply 53November 5, 2021 6:32 AM

Dolly is 5'9"

by Anonymousreply 54November 5, 2021 6:49 AM

Dolly is not 5'9. She always wears heels even around the house because she is self conscious about being short.

by Anonymousreply 55November 5, 2021 9:27 AM

"Dolly is 5'9"

Hahahaha! and I'm 6'8"

"Carl Thomas stands 6 feet tall. He weighs around 185lbs."

"Dolly Parton: Height 5′ 0″, Weight 115 lbs"

Various sources around the net

Judging by this picture I'd say that's exactly right

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by Anonymousreply 56November 5, 2021 10:20 AM

Being "hot" a hundred years ago means absolutely nothing today, fuckhead.

by Anonymousreply 57November 5, 2021 10:28 AM

^ I'm going to go out on a limb and say you speak from personal experience

by Anonymousreply 58November 5, 2021 10:36 AM

R58 Oh snap. Dinosaur has a comeback from 1958. I'm so offended.

by Anonymousreply 59November 5, 2021 10:38 AM

^ "I'm so offended."

Good, that was my intent. Glad I succeeded

by Anonymousreply 60November 5, 2021 10:44 AM

R60 Succeeded at being a lame-ass cunt. Ain't no doubt.

by Anonymousreply 61November 5, 2021 10:56 AM

^ Unfuckable incel ^

by Anonymousreply 62November 5, 2021 11:08 AM

R62 Quit throwing your name card around.

by Anonymousreply 63November 5, 2021 11:13 AM

^ ... lame, go to bed, cupcake

by Anonymousreply 64November 5, 2021 11:21 AM

R64 is homeless. Go look for Spermy lol. He will suck/fuck your kind.

by Anonymousreply 65November 5, 2021 11:24 AM

^ You ought to know

by Anonymousreply 66November 5, 2021 11:25 AM

R66 Oh snap. The whip of your wit smarts so. LOL. For retards that is.

by Anonymousreply 67November 5, 2021 11:28 AM

Man, you suck at this. Hahaha!

by Anonymousreply 68November 5, 2021 11:32 AM

R68 Sure, Janbot. Sure.

by Anonymousreply 69November 5, 2021 11:43 AM

^Lonely for good reason

by Anonymousreply 70November 5, 2021 11:46 AM

I'm more likely to believe in the existence of Sasquatch than Carl Dean.

by Anonymousreply 71November 5, 2021 11:50 AM

Everyone is gay on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 72November 5, 2021 12:31 PM

Dolly's got a phony answer for everything:

[Quote]She explained further in another interview, “I have a few little tattoos, but usually my tattoos were before they became a fad. I have a tendency to scar easy and I’m so fair-skinned that I stay purple right where I’ve had a scar. So I started having little pastel tattoos, pastel butterflies or little things, just to cover scars.”

She's got two full sleeves and more One can't fault her though She's been in the closet so long there's no way out now without implicating many others in the farce

by Anonymousreply 73November 5, 2021 1:07 PM

^ Um... Ok

by Anonymousreply 74November 5, 2021 1:16 PM

R73 Yes, any woman that has tattoos is automatically a lesbian. Jesus Christ...

by Anonymousreply 75November 5, 2021 1:24 PM

She kind of looks like his MOTHER in that photo.

by Anonymousreply 76November 5, 2021 1:30 PM

The frauen have arrived!

by Anonymousreply 77November 5, 2021 1:53 PM

Girls! Girls! You're both cunts!

We don't have the emotional bandwidth here to deal with two fat girls harassing each other. Go away and eat your feelings. Leave us in peace!

by Anonymousreply 78November 5, 2021 2:19 PM

[Quote] the "they're all gay" mantra of DL is annoying.

Oh, please. Her assistant is a lesbian and Dolly has admitted that they sometimes shared a bed.

by Anonymousreply 79November 5, 2021 2:21 PM

Is Carl an Ennis from Brokeback Mountain type?

by Anonymousreply 80November 5, 2021 2:22 PM

[quote] the "they're all gay" mantra of DL is annoying.

Gurl, this rumor has been around well before the DL was even a sperm in its daddy's balls.

by Anonymousreply 81November 5, 2021 2:24 PM

Here is the undoctored pic.

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by Anonymousreply 82November 5, 2021 2:26 PM

I thought she'd had her implants taken out.

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by Anonymousreply 83November 5, 2021 2:27 PM

R82 that article just makes me think he's a beard all the more!

[quote] We get a little pissy now and then

[quote] Marriage is a business too, and you got to look at it like that.

[quote] another reason for their long-lasting, happy marriage is “a great friendship.”

by Anonymousreply 84November 5, 2021 2:30 PM

Judy Ogle is a great name for a lesbian.

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by Anonymousreply 85November 5, 2021 2:32 PM

Dolly and Judy.

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by Anonymousreply 86November 5, 2021 2:32 PM

Check out the floor action on the bottom right.

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by Anonymousreply 87November 5, 2021 2:33 PM

Damn, Dolly really fucked up her face.

by Anonymousreply 88November 5, 2021 2:35 PM

R79 Omg, her asistent is a lesbian? Well, then she must be one too. There's no other explanation.

by Anonymousreply 89November 5, 2021 2:38 PM

They look smaller here. Maybe she's able to inflate and deflate them like a balloon.

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by Anonymousreply 90November 5, 2021 2:38 PM

[Quote] Omg, her asistent is a lesbian? Well, then she must be one too. There's no other explanation.

Learn to spell simple words, dear, and then maybe we'll talk.

by Anonymousreply 91November 5, 2021 2:39 PM

R81 So? There are rumors about George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt etc. here for decades. And they probably will be still here in a few decades. Doesn't make them true.

by Anonymousreply 92November 5, 2021 2:40 PM

R91 But I don't wanna talk to you, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 93November 5, 2021 2:40 PM

Judy, fingering Dolly's fret.

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by Anonymousreply 94November 5, 2021 2:41 PM

Brad Pitt rumors only relate to him living off a soap writer for a time. Leo is quite another story...

by Anonymousreply 95November 5, 2021 2:41 PM

[Quote] But I don't wanna talk to you, cunt.

I see some improvement. Kudos.

by Anonymousreply 96November 5, 2021 2:42 PM

I bet she doesn't leave him a damn thing in the will.

by Anonymousreply 97November 5, 2021 2:44 PM

Dolly didn't mention her husband when she got inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Judy did get acknowledged for helping keep her sane.

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by Anonymousreply 98November 5, 2021 2:45 PM

The deniers do amuse.

by Anonymousreply 99November 5, 2021 2:45 PM

It's even more amusing when the deniers are gay themselves.

by Anonymousreply 100November 5, 2021 2:47 PM

Is there anyone that isn't considered gay on DL? Trump and who else?

by Anonymousreply 101November 5, 2021 2:47 PM

Keep saying it, denier. Are you some frau from Tennessee or Dolly's fan club President?

by Anonymousreply 102November 5, 2021 2:50 PM

Really one of the big little showbiz mysteries.

by Anonymousreply 103November 5, 2021 2:52 PM

[Quote] Is there anyone that isn't considered gay on DL? Trump and who else?

Hype that hyperbole, hon! Hype it!

by Anonymousreply 104November 5, 2021 2:54 PM

Does DL really think her husband doesn't exist? How stupid does one has to be?

by Anonymousreply 105November 5, 2021 5:06 PM

I think Carl exists but is just a friend. Judy is Dolly's real romantic partner.

by Anonymousreply 106November 5, 2021 5:09 PM

If you're going to be highfalutin enough to use "one" in a sentence...

by Anonymousreply 107November 5, 2021 5:10 PM

Carl would have to be gay too, though. A str8 man would blow her cover.

by Anonymousreply 108November 5, 2021 5:10 PM

R104, that wasn't really an example of hyperbole.

by Anonymousreply 109November 5, 2021 5:12 PM

That thought has crossed my mind, R108.

by Anonymousreply 110November 5, 2021 5:13 PM

Are you all saying that Carl is Dolly's Stedman?

by Anonymousreply 111November 5, 2021 5:14 PM

"You say everyone is gay" is totally an exaggerated statement. It's also a very lazy attempt at shutting down speculation.

by Anonymousreply 112November 5, 2021 5:17 PM

Virginia Woolf was married to Leonard Woolf for most of her adult life, was totally in love with him and hated to be away from him, but they slept in different rooms and she definitely had sex with women from time to time.

It's really not that unusual to be bisexual or to have a romantic life that's different from your sexual life.

by Anonymousreply 113November 5, 2021 5:25 PM

I think Judy is Dolly's romantic and sexual partner. Being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is a big deal. Judy gets a shout out. Carl does not.

by Anonymousreply 114November 5, 2021 5:30 PM

According to Dolly's own words, she does not see Carl that much. It is one of her jokes. "How have you stayed married so long? I stay gone."

by Anonymousreply 115November 5, 2021 5:32 PM

What's in it for Carl then?

by Anonymousreply 116November 5, 2021 5:55 PM

^ About $600 million

by Anonymousreply 117November 5, 2021 6:00 PM

I just burst out laughing at Bob Corker being mistaken for Carl. You're adorable, R11.

by Anonymousreply 118November 5, 2021 6:03 PM

Paps should follow Dean around for 7 days to get the real scoop on him.

by Anonymousreply 119November 5, 2021 6:05 PM

I remember once on Dolly’s variety show during a Q&A session with the audience a young woman asked Dolly if she believed in living together before you get married and Dolly replied “I don’t believe in living together after you get married“

by Anonymousreply 120November 6, 2021 2:49 AM

Dolly did it again, another TBT photo with "Carl" for Thanksgiving!

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by Anonymousreply 121November 27, 2021 7:27 AM

So he had a house in Solvang, West Hollywood and Idyllwild. Two of those are very remote obsucre places. I dont get West Hollywood, though, maybe a hang out for when she was in LA working? The Solvang and Idyllwild are about 2 1/2 hours drive from the city of WeHo in opposite directions. And at the same time 23 room mansion in Nashville. Now she has sold it all and back to a small 4 bedroom house apparently. Her net worth is over 350 million.

I dont understand her plan here. I get she probably likes the homeyness of small houses, and if husband is with her, remote locations probably what he wants but then the mansion? She's 72, what's she going to do with all that money when she dies? She seems to be saving it for something.

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by Anonymousreply 122November 27, 2021 8:44 AM

R121 Why did you put Carl in quotations? You think this isn't him, bit an imposter? A digitally edited photo?

by Anonymousreply 123November 27, 2021 9:28 AM

Is Carl dead or 3000 miles away from Dolly?

by Anonymousreply 124November 27, 2021 10:00 AM

Carl is the best beard ever.

by Anonymousreply 125November 27, 2021 10:39 PM

Dolly told a story about a time she was talking with Jane Fonda on the set of 9 to 5. Jane said "It's been a long time since I've seen a really good looking man. Speaking of which here comes one now!" It was Carl whom Jane had never met. Dolly played as if she didn't know him and started flirting which caused Jane to give her the stink eye.

There was another story where Dolly told security at a concert that Carl was a stalker and they should keep an eye on him.

by Anonymousreply 126November 27, 2021 11:02 PM

Gosh, Dolly has so many stories, doesn't she.

by Anonymousreply 127November 28, 2021 12:03 AM

She's 200 years old, of course she does.

by Anonymousreply 128November 28, 2021 1:24 AM

Gotta keep that redneck money rolling in.

by Anonymousreply 129November 28, 2021 12:33 PM

Who do you think she will leave all her money to? Most likely a charity but which one? Some state thing for the Smoky Mountains? Childhood Cancer? Gun Control? Covid front line workers? The Gays who supported her all through her life?

I vote gays who supported her when others did not. Still a lot of legal rights the LGBT community dont have. You can still be married on Sunday and fired on Monday from your job just for being gay in many states.

by Anonymousreply 130November 28, 2021 1:15 PM
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