Who is Dolly Parton’s Husband, Carl Thomas Dean?

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Carl Thomas Dean is the husband of one of the famous American singers of all time, Dolly Parton. Parton has a lot of fans all over the world and this has led people to search for more information about her life. Today, we are going to provide you the information on her husband Carl Thomas Dean so, let us get started!

About Carl Thomas Dean

Dolly Parton’s husband Carl was born on 20th July 1942. He is a native of Nashville. Born into the state of Tennessee, Carl belongs to a middle-class family. While we don’t really know more about his educational qualification or parents, we do know that he became famous after getting married to Dolly Parton.

The two met at a Laundromat in Nashville. Dolly met him on her first day in Nashville. She was 18 back then. Carl had a white Chevy Pickup Truck and he told Dolly that she was going to get sunburned if she is not careful in Nashville. Anyway, the two had a conversation and they hit it off.

Carl Thomas Dean’s Lowkey Life

Carl is the complete opposite of Dolly. He lives a very lowkey life as opposed to his wife. Carl likes to be out of media glare and he is quite a loner of sorts as well. He currently runs a company that lays asphalt inroads. This is kind of like construction work.

And the funniest thing is, Carl has rarely seen a stage performance of his own wife. A lot of Dolly’s shows are sold out but Carl misses them as his personality is quite different. He just likes to stay away from show biz. But despite having wildly different personalities, the two are quite compatible with each other.

The two also have good humor and that is what keeps their relationship kind of going. They have also been married more than 50 years so, there’s that. The two have been strongly supportive of each other. They have no children of their own but they do have Miley Cyrus, Dolly is the godmother of Miley. They have also helped raise Dolly’s younger siblings, nieces, and nephews.


His relationship with his wife

Carl and Dolly have a very good relationship with each other. They have been married for quite some time now. The two met in a very unexpected manner and that meeting turned into something quite special. The meeting at a laundromat might not have worked out for some cases but in their case, it did work out.

Dolly decided to move to Nashville at 18 after she wanted to get into music full time. It was in the early days when Parton met Carl while she was doing her laundry at the Wishy Wash Laundromat. Fast forward, the pair got married on May 30, 1996.

After 50 years into the marriage, the two are still going strong. Dolly has constant support in the form of Carl. Throughout all of these years, there have never been bad rumors about the two in terms of their relationship.

Carl also has a decent business and Dolly makes a lot of money from music. The two have it all. Their opposite personalities are also something to be wary about. While Dolly is an extremely outgoing person with extroverted nature, Carl prefers his privacy more than anything.

Carl also doesn’t have much interest in the Entertainment Industry. But he still supports Dolly’s choice of career. The last time he was seen with Dolly in public though was on a red carpet in 1966. Yes, that far back! After that, Carl has remained quite lowkey and hidden from the media’s glare.

Does he have any children?

Carl Thomas doesn’t have any children with his wife. While talking to the Good Morning Brittain, ITV she revealed that the two had plans to have kids when they were dating. They have even picked names for their children. For a long time, the two planed to not have kids then his wife’s career got started so she started taking some birth controls.

Despite trying for years Dolly couldn’t get pregnant but the two are living together happily and everything is fine. She later spoke on the Today show and said, “God has a plan for everything. I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine. And they are now.”

Dolly on Carl Thomas

Dolly Parton in many of her interviews says that Carl is the perfect person for her. She found what she was looking for. Parton also says that when the two have a conversation, Carl looks directly at her eyes and stays very true. This was a rare thing for her.

While carl’s mother wanted to have a big wedding for the two, Parton couldn’t do it because of her contractual obligation. So, they settled for a small private ceremony that was held in Ringgold Georgia.

But they did celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2016 in a huge manner! We hope that their relationship gets even better in the future!

Net Worth

Carl Thomas’s net worth hasn’t been revealed yet. But his wife was once listed on Forbes’ 2021 list of richest self-made women. At that time her estimated net worth was around $350 million. She had earned such a huge sum of money through various resources like her album, acting career, and sponsors.

But recently it is revealed that her net worth might be around $600-650 million. His wife is very successful and they even sold their 4,759 square Nashville house back in 2017 for about $1.5 million. So, Carl should have at least about $20 million net worth. Currently, he is living quite a lavish and comfortable life with his wife.

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