Dolly Parton On Her Reported Affair With Judy Ogle: "You Can’t Really Have A Great Relationship With A Woman"

Date December 24, 2019 12:07

Even though it isn’t much known about Dolly Parton’s personal life, one thing we can say for sure – she has been happily married for over 50 years.

Parton and Carl Thomas Dean met back in 1964 and it’s believed to be love from the first sight. Since then, they have kept their relationship strong for so many years, even despite the fact that Dean is rarely seen in public with his wife.

But is Dolly’s marriage just a cover for her real relationship?

Lifelong friend

Many people believe one crazy theory that has been still circulating for ages on the Internet. It’s been suggested that Parton is actually dating her lifetime best friend Judy Ogle.

The country legend has tried to put those rumors to sleep by saying that she and Judy are just very close friends and that their relationship is purely platonic.

She commented:

So ­people say that - because you can’t really have a great relationship with a woman. I’m not gay but I have so many gay friends and I accept everybody for who they are.

The singer shared that Judy has been her best friend for over 60 years since childhood. She considered Ogle her sister, not her partner. In 2012, she said in an interview:

We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved.

Moreover, Dolly noted that the speculation about her sexuality helped her bond with Oprah, who also suffered from the same false rumors. So, it is obvious that Parton is straight.