Notoriously private legend Dolly Parton slams ‘affair’ rumours

Legendary star Dolly Parton has lashed out at rumours that she’s been cheating on her husband for years with other celebrities.

Parton tied the knot with her husband Carl in 1966, and the pair then remarried on their 50th anniversary.

Despite their lengthy marriage, rumours have swirled regarding Dolly’s alleged infidelities.

In a new interview, Parton opened up about being the centre of bizarre claims, saying: “I’ve heard so many crazy rumours about me through the years.”

She went to be more specific, saying that the “worst stories” involved her health and the state of her marriage.

“The worst stories were ones saying that my back was broke because my boobs were so heavy!” laughed the star during an interview with Saga. 

“And they’ve had me having an affair with everybody I’ve ever worked with.”

Among the stars she’s rumoured to have hooked up with are Sylvester Stallone, her co-star in the 1984 film Rhinestone, and Burt Reynolds, with whom she starred two years earlier in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Thankfully, Parton’s husband has taken the rumours on the chin: “He’s always treated these things tongue-in-cheek and he’ll say, ‘Hell, I’d feel bad for any man that didn’t fall in love with her.’”

Even though she’s been married for so long, Parton has never had children. However, it’s not something she’s ever regretted.

“I haven’t missed it like I thought I might,” she admitted. “When you’re a young couple, you think you’re going to have kids, but it just wasn’t one of those burning things for me. I had my career and my music and I was travelling.

“If I’d had kids, I’d have stayed home with them, I’m sure, and worried myself to death about them. With everything that’s going on, I’d hate to be bringing a child into this world right now,” added the star.

Elsewhere in the interview, Parton confessed that she had to turn down an invite to tea with Kate Middleton when she last visited London.

“I only had one full day and I did not have a second to do anything else besides work. But make sure people know I didn’t turn the invitation down,” she said. “I was honoured and flattered that she even asked me.”

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