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Does She Regret Not Being A Mother? Dolly Parton Has 11 Siblings, But No Children

Date December 4, 2018

Having children is considered the ultimate fulfillment in a woman's life. But Dolly Parton's life has been so rich with other elements that this one did not fit in her fame-lorn journey anymore. It begs the question, does she regret being childless now?

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The batch of 12 equally talented brothers and sisters was born to Robert and Avie Lee Parton and they grew up in Tennessee's Sevier County, not far from the Smoky Mountains. Singing was like breathing in the family, and they all shared the same passion for music, despite financial struggles.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dolly Parton got the most limelight, compared to her 11 other siblings, even though they all have made their acting or singing debuts in Hollywoods. Most of them still perform with her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Any regrets about not being a mother?

The hitmaker is certainly a mother figure to her nieces and nephews. It was also traditional in her family to raise the younger siblings. So from a very young age, her motherhood quota was satisfied. Unfortunately, due to a birth control malfunction, she was left infertile.

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When Larry King asked if she ever regrets not experiencing parenthood, she told CNN:

No. This day and time, I regret it even less. I used to think I wanted children, but I don't have children now. But I tell you, looking at the way this world is now, it's like I'm almost glad I don't.

It's only fair, as she went on to explain that she cares enough about her beloved brothers and sisters and their kids, and other people's children through her humanitarian efforts. Dolly is also the best aunt and godmother ever!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her husband of 52 years

It hasn't gone unnoticed that her partner of 5 decades is never seen much with her on the red carpet. Reportedly, Carl Dean shunned the celebrity lifestyle long ago, but he supported Dolly entirely. It is believed that these high walls around their perfect relationship are what that kept them going without a hitch. Even when she couldn't bear children, they had a rewarding companionship.

There's no denying that Dolly Parton is the complete package and the love she radiates is beyond her own kin. Share this if you adore this country icon!

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