Dolly Parton: False Facts People Believe

The queen of country music, Dolly Parton has had countless stories run the rumor mill. Her high-profile partnerships, with the likes of Kenny Rogers, have kept people talking. Parton is a private star, which is why fans have had to color in her story for themselves. From apparent illicit relationships to other bogus realities, let's debunk a few Dolly myths! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singing sensation, Dolly Parton.


MISS DOLLY PARTON IS HIGH MAINTENANCE 

Parton appears to be a high-upkeep star when one first looks at her. With big blonde hair, her heavy cosmetics constantly on point, and marvelous, alluring outfits, this rumor makes sense at first.  But is it true? Is Dolly Parton actually that high-upkeep? In a meeting with The Mirror, she demanded that she is "pretty low maintenance."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singing sensation, Dolly Parton.

In fact, when she's behind the stage, all she requests is a few tissues, glue to fix any wrecked nails, a mirror to check her appearance, and water. She said that she spends her time getting ready to perform and likes to add all of the glitters but other than that, she is very low-key.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singing sensation, Dolly Parton on stage with a fellow singer.


HANGING OUT IN HER RV  

She noted exactly how low maintenance she can be, especially on her dates with her husband, Dean. In fact, she loves to simply hang out in their RV in her comfortable garments. While her stage personality might be filled with glamour, this Southern Bell is actually down to earth! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singer, Dolly Parton.


DOLLY HAS A FAKE HUSBAND 

This is one of those extreme rumors created by fanatic Parton fans. They realize that the vocalist has been hitched to her better half, Carl Dean, for more than 50 years now. He is a very private individual, and he is never observed with Parton at honorary appearances, entertainment pageants, or shows.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Dolly Parton with her co-singer on stage.

It's additionally difficult to track down a photograph of him and Parton together. Along these lines, many accept that he doesn't really exist. In any case, around their 50th commemoration, Parton and Dean shared their romantic tale on the singer's official site, uncovering that they met in 1964 outside of a laundromat in Tennessee. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singing sensation, Dolly Parton.


HER HUSBAND FINALLY SPEAKS ABOUT HER 

It is rare that Dolly's husband will speak to the media but when he did, his words were like sweet honey and confirmed their union. He immediately thought of marrying her when he saw her for the first time and said, "'I'm gonna marry that girl.' My second thought was, 'Lord she's good lookin'.' And that was the day my life began." How sweet?! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singing sensation, Dolly Parton.


THE TATTOOED COUNTRY STAR 

Odds are acceptable that, sooner or later, you have heard the bits of gossip that Parton is shrouded in stealthily hidden tattoos, particularly on her arms. Why do fans believe this? Well, because she always conceals her arms by wearing long-sleeved shirts and dresses.

But Dolly would not allow this rumor to stick as she addressed it in 2014, saying "I do have a few little tattoos, but they were mostly done to cover scars cause I'm so fair." She went onto explain that she is not a massive lover of ink and she has a few but only on places that the public cannot see them. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Dolly Parton performs on stage.


SHE DREAMED ABOUT HAVING KIDS 

Parton may have been hitched for more than 50 years, however, she and Dean never had any children of their own. Many individuals assume this is something Parton laments, however, she's talked about it, and it doesn't appear to be something she would change. She conceded that she does consider what her children would have resembled but has no regrets.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Country singing sensation, Dolly Parton.

She explained, "God didn't let me have kids so everybody's kids could be mine." She added that she gets to watch over her nieces and nephews. The great part is that this responsibility ends whenever and if she is tired of them she calls and says, "Hey, come get these kids, they're driving me crazy.' I'm a Great Aunt Granny, is what they call me." 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton with a child.


WITH KIDS SHE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A STAR

She likewise revealed that, while she figures she would have made "an incredible mother," she realizes it would have implied surrendering a big portion of her profession. She explained that she would've felt remorseful about it, in the event that she'd have left them to work or to go on tour. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton on stage.


SHE HAD CHILDREN WITH FAMOUS CELEBS 

Some might still think that Miss Dolly wanted to have children but then there are others who take this to the extreme. Fans have sometimes speculated that she actually has had children, but with whom? Not just any men, in fact, rumors circled that she shared kids with two other massive male celebs.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton on stage.


HER APPARENT CHILDREN WITH ELVIS AND BURT REYNOLDS 

You will certainly know their names ... It was rumored that she had kids with Elvis Presley and Burt Reynolds. Despite the silliness of this, Dolly was a good sport about it. She said, "I think once I had Elvis's baby. And Burt Reynolds." She continued by sharing a funny story related to a picture of her with her dog in the newspapers.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.

She explained that her husband comically asked her, "Is that yours and Burt Reynolds' baby?" Dolly knew that fans and the media would say lots of things about her but she always took it "tongue-in-cheek." Can you imagine if she did in fact have children with these stars?! Now that would have been the talk of the town for sure. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.


DOLLY HAS BEEN UNFAITHFUL 

One of the most famous bits of gossip about Parton is that she has been unfaithful toward her better half. This could be on the grounds that Parton works with men regularly and has an extremely engaging character. Parton has tended to the gossipy tidbits, but what did she have to say?

She has expressed that her spouse always realizes that she is going to come back home to him. But she additionally stated, "I wouldn't tell you if I had. Maybe I did. Maybe I didn't. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. And it's none of your business!" You tell them, Dolly! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton on stage.


THE SONG JOLENE WAS INSPIRED BY HER HUSBAND'S AFFAIR 

Regardless of whether you don't tune in to Dolly Parton's music consistently, you probably know the tune "Jolene." It's one of her most well-known tunes, and it's played regularly. But the question remains, is "Jolene" by all accounts a melody about Parton's real-life significant other going behind her back with a lady named Jolene?

Well, some fans have speculated this and they could not be further from the truth. Parton got the idea because of a redheaded bank employee who showed some interest in Dean. She clarified, "And he just loved going to the bank because she paid him so much attention. It was kinda like a running joke between us."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.


DOLLY FACED SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES

In 2015, newspaper reports began coming out with claims that Parton was experiencing stomach cancer. The declaration was, obviously, met with stun and sadness from her fan base and any individual who adored her. Truth be told, the bits of gossip kept increasing and eventually Parton herself needed to address them.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.

Dolly Parton said, "There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer. I love and appreciate everyone's concern." Be that as it may, she was experiencing another gastrointestinal-related ailment. In a similar statement, she expressed that the facts demonstrate that she had kidney stones.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.


DOLLY REVEALS HER REAL AILMENTS

Knowing that her fans were so worried about her wellbeing, Dolly decided to let them in on her health journey. She spoke about her kidney stones and said, "I had them removed three weeks ago and I am doing just fine!" Since 2015, it appears as though Parton's wellbeing has been perfect, which is great news for sure.  


SHE HAD A LOVE AFFAIR WITH KENNY ROGERS  

In spite of the fact that Parton has been connected to numerous acclaimed men, one of the VIPs many individuals accept she had a romance with is Kenny Rogers. Why? Well, this is somebody with whom she's recorded a couple of tunes and they seem to have undeniable chemistry.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.

It doesn't help that the two are old buddies who regularly joke around. In a meeting with Today, the two of them tended to the rumors. Rogers kidded, "I'm a believer that tension is better if you keep it than if you satisfy it. And then secondly, she said no to me."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.


KENNY WAS MORE OF A BROTHER 

Parton of course had her own opinions as well. She added that she considers them to be siblings, "We could've gone down that road. And a lot of people do. And we probably have with other people. But Kenny's like a brother to me." However, despite this, many still believe love blossomed between them ... What do you think?

Image Credits: Getty Images / Singer Dolly Parton.

What a force to be reckoned with this country star has been over the years. Dolly Parton will continue to attract media attention for the rest of her days. Did you believe some of the rumors about her? Leave us a comment to let us know! Be sure to share this article with your loved ones! 

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