Dolly Parton has been in an open marriage for 56 years: I once fell in love so much while I was married that I wanted to kill myself
The Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton there is "open marriage" with her husband Carl Thomas Dean. She was just 18 when she met 21-year-old Carl, and the couple soon married in 1966.
Although the couple never had children, she helped raise several of her younger siblings, as well as nieces and nephews. "Dailystar".
Apparently flirting with other people was allowed. Dolly admits that "men are her weakness" but says Carl knows she's "madly in love with him". Writing in her 2017 memoir, Dolly About Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton, she admitted:
– He is not jealous and I am not jealous of him. He knows I'm flirting. And he flirts. Yes, it's an open relationship, but not sexual, and I'd kill him if I even thought he was doing that. He would have shot me too. At the end of the day, we love each other madly.
Dolly likes to keep things "hot" in the bedroom and wants to look "as good as possible" for her man. Speaking of 'E! News", she said:
– Every day I put on makeup and fix my hair because I think: "Well, the whole world has the opportunity to see me all dressed up, and I don't want to look bad to him when I'm at home." Nobody wants to hug messy people! Looking my best is important to me. I think that helps spice things up.
Men are my weakness. Short, fat, bald or skinny – I've fallen in love with a lot of unusual men, but Carl knows I'll always come home and not be intimate with these people, just flirt and have fun.
Although she never physically cheated on her husband, Dolly admitted that she engaged in a devastating "emotional affair" that left her wanting to kill herself. She realizes that she has feelings for a man whose identity she has never revealed, which has gone too far and the whole situation has her reaching for the gun in her bedside drawer. We find out the details in her book:
– One afternoon I was sitting upstairs in the bedroom, when in the drawer of the bedside table I noticed my gun that I keep for burglars. I watched him for a long time… Then, as soon as I picked him up, just to hold him and look at him a little, our puppy Popeye ran up the stairs, she wrote and continued:
– Tap-tap-tap of his paws brought me back to reality, I suddenly froze. I put the gun down. Then I prayed. Somehow I believe that Popeye was a spiritual messenger from God. I don't think I would have done that, killed myself, but I can't say for sure.