Thursday 29 September 2016

Dolly Parton renews vows on 50th wedding anniversary with reclusive husband Carl Dean

Published 01/06/2016 | 09:37

Recording artist Dolly Parton attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Recording artist Dolly Parton attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Cast member Dolly Parton arrives at the world premiere of "Joyful Noise" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton performs during a concert to benefit Dolly's Imagination Library & Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation at The University of Tennessee's Thompson-boling Arena on May 28, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Dolly Parton has confirmed she and her reclusive husband have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a quiet vow renewal ceremony.

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The country music star first wed Carl Dean on 30 May, 1966 and the couple celebrated 50 years as husband and wife over the Memorial Day weekend.

Dolly showed off the wedding dress she wore for her second nuptials during a taping of U.S. TV show Home & Family on Tuesday, but had no photos to show hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare - because her privacy-hungry husband refused to pose for any.

The 70-year-old singer said: "My husband hates pictures, so I didn’t bring any pictures. And I told him, 'You’re worse than my first husband', which was him!"

Dolly Parton performs during a concert to benefit Dolly's Imagination Library & Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation at The University of Tennessee's Thompson-boling Arena on May 28, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton performs during a concert to benefit Dolly's Imagination Library & Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation at The University of Tennessee's Thompson-boling Arena on May 28, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Parton wore a lavish lacy gown for her renewal ceremony, insisting she wanted to really live it up for her anniversary after originally wearing a simple, short white dress for the original ceremony in 1966.

"I wanted a big beautiful dress that I didn’t get to have before."

Dolly also showed off her personal wig collection during her appearance on the mid-morning show, revealing she started faking her hairdo when her real locks started suffering from years of primping and teasing.

"I used to try to keep my own hair teased as big as I like it, and having the bleach and all of that, it just broke off," she confessed. "I thought, 'Why am I going through all that? Why don't I just wear wigs? That way, I never have a bad hair day! I have a big hair day, but not a bad hair day'."

Cast member Dolly Parton arrives at the world premiere of
Cast member Dolly Parton arrives at the world premiere of "Joyful Noise" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

The Jolene singer and her husband are now reportedly planning a big 50th wedding anniversary party for July.

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