Dolly Parton shares throwback photo with husband Carl Dean in celebration of Thanksgiving

Dolly Parton celebrated Thanksgiving by sharing a throwback photo with husband Carl Thomas Dean.  The 75-year-old Parton captioned the photo via Instagram on Thursday, November 25:  “Turkey Time! Thanksgiving Movies to Watch Between Cooking and Feasting. Happy #Thanksgiving from me and mine to you and yours.”

Parton’s throwback photo is the second time this month that the singer has given fans a glimpse at her life with the reclusive Dean, 79. Earlier this month, the Grammy winner sang her husband’s praises while promoting her new apparel launch:  “Find you a partner who will support you like my Carl Dean does!” captioned an edited throwback photo of the pair via Instagram on November 2.

Dolly and Carl have been married since 1966, and her husband has been out of the public eye for the majority of her career. Dolly explained why Carl is so private, telling ET in 2020:  “He’s like, a quiet, reserved person and he figured if he ever got out there in that, he’d never get a minute’s peace and he’s right about that. He said, ‘I didn’t choose this world, I chose you, and you chose that world. But we can keep our lives separate and together.’  And we do and we have. We’ve been together 56 years, married 54.”

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