She's never one to lie, that Dolly Parton!
And now, after years and years of speculation of a lesbian love affair with best friend Judy Ogle, the country queen finally opens up on their relationship.
Having known each other since fourth grade, Dolly and Judy cultivated the kind of friendship that lasts forever. And since Dolly's hubby, Carl Dean, is rarely seen out with her, many suspected a hot and heavy lesbian secret!
"Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade. I mean, I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved."
Ahh… okay! So there we have it!
Much like Dolly's face, that lesbian rumor was just heavily made up!
Dolls even laughed about the speculation, admitting she's even joked about it with Oprah before. Because as you know, a lot of people are desperately wanting the lady-love stories about Gayle King and O to be true!
But Dolly says:
"We do talk about that Gayle, her friend; Judy, my friend. They just think that you just can't be that close to somebody."
Ha! Awww… we think it's really great to see friendships like that!
Such a beautiful part of life!
Now… as for her hubby's hermit-like reputation, Dolly just explains:
"He's proud of me. He's just basically shy about things like that. He doesn't like crowds. And I respect his privacy. I respect the fact that he loves to be out of the limelight. That's one of the reasons I think we've lasted so long."
Well perfect then!
Seems like all of these rumors were just the result of fantasies concocted by people unable to grasp the fact that we're all leading different lives.
We all think and act in our own ways, and just because someone might not understand why a husband wouldn't want to join his wife in the circus of celebrity, that doesn't mean they don't share the best kind of love behind the scenes!
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