Dolly Parton Shared The Secret To Her 56-Year Marriage To Her Elusive Husband, Carl Thomas Dean

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Dolly Parton has been married for 56 years (!!!) to her super-elusive husband, Carl Thomas Dean.

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There are only a handful of pictures of them online together.

Really, like, probably a dozen.

And every time Dolly posts a new pic of the two of them together, it goes viral.

It's a "public reveal" every single time.

Anyway, Dolly shared the secret to her half-century-long marriage with ET Canada.

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“I like it when people say, ‘How did it last so long?’ I say, ‘I stay going," she said.

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"So we’re not in each other’s face all the time. He’s not in the business, so we have different interests, but yet we have the things we love to do together."

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She added, “We both have a warped sense of humor. And I think humor, honestly, is one of the best things when you’re married like that."

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Dolly continued, "Even if you have a problem, if you have a great sense of humor, if you say something you can’t take back, [you] usually have some crazy way of getting out of it."

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So, there ya go!

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The secret to a 56-year-long marriage is a warped sense of humor.

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