Dolly Parton's Dallas Cowboys cheerleader costume caught husband Carl's attention: 'It's a little short'

Dolly Parton's Dallas Cowboys cheerleader costume caught husband Carl's attention: 'It's a little short'
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Dolly Parton really went big and then went straight home after performing at the Dallas Cowboys halftime show this past Thanksgiving. The country legend made quite an entrance by donning the team's famous cheerleader outfit for her performance, only to board a private plane and head straight home once it was over.

Her iconic attire elicited an enormous reaction online; people were stunned that Parton, then 77, was rocking tiny shorts and a little bra top. She added a sequined, albeit transparent, bodysuit to her ensemble, for a little more coverage.

"I was doing it to be funny. Thought it might cute to do it since I'm there with all those Dallas cheerleaders. Of course, everyone always loves them. My husband as well," Parton told Page Six of her husband, Carl Thomas Dean.

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Dolly Parton with her hands in the air on the stage performing in a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit split Dolly Parton with her hands on her hips in the same outfit
Dolly Parton admitted she was shocked by how much press she garnered by wearing the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit during the halftime show on Thanksgiving.

"I thought, ‘If I can, if I could pull this off, that’d be a cool little thing to do.’ And I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to give it a try,'" she explained. "I thought most people would excuse me if it didn't turn out. I thought they'd just think I was some older woman making a bad mistake. Or I thought, well, maybe it'd just be something cool to do.

"It turned out better than I thought it was going to. I just wanted to dress like the cheerleaders. Why not? I'm there!"

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Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders dance on the field with Dolly Parton performing in the background
The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders could be seen dancing on the field during Parton's own performance.

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"I was thrilled to death that it got such press. I wasn't expecting all that, but I was pleased," she admitted. Parton says Dean, to whom she's been married since 1966, had a different reaction.

"He had seen it, and I did wear it for him," the "9 to 5" singer shared, explaining that she'd had fittings before the performance. "He'd say something like, ‘Well it’s a little short, don't you think?' I said, ‘No! It's not as short as theirs.' Or whatever."

Dolly Parton smiles on stage in her Dallas Cowboys cheerleadder outfit
Parton admitted that her husband initially thought the outfit was "too short."

She echoed these sentiments in a separate interview with People Magazine, sharing a little quip she made to her husband after he inquired about the length of her outfit. "Jealous?" she asked him.

"He was just being funny," Parton clarified. "I think he thought — because everybody's making a to-do over it — he thought, well, maybe you shouldn't be showing your butt at that age. But anyway, he got a kick out of it too."


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