Dolly Parton isn't shy about her secret to 50 years of bliss with husband Carl Dean.
While Carl remains a mystery to most, in recent interviews Parton has been more candid about her loving husband. While walking the red carpet for the Hollywood premier of her NBC movie, Coat of Many Colors, Parton stopped to talk with Yahoo.
On May 30, 1966, Dolly and Carl walked down the aisle, and began their lives together. Almost 50 years later the two are still madly in love! Dolly says the key to their love is actually quite simple: "Stay gone! Don't spend any time together, that way you're happy when you see each other." she said with a laugh.
Previously Parton has disclosed another reason her marriage has always worked out. In an interview with People, she said,"They say that opposites attract, and it's true. We're completely opposite, but that's what makes it fun. I never know what he's gonna say or do. He's always surprising me."
The private duo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in May, and plan to celebrate by renewing their vows, and having a good-ole-fashioned road trip. Dolly said, “We’re going to get in our RV and go on a honeymoon.” They are too cute!
Listen to Parton talk about her almost 50 year union below, and about her movie which premiers Thursday December 10, 2015 on NBC.