Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean have been together for over 50 years but are not known for showing off their love. They rarely appear in public together and most photos of them come from Parton's personal collection. Despite not being in show business like Parton, Dean is supportive of her career. They first met at a laundromat in Nashville when she was 18 years old and got married two years later with only a few attendees. They contemplated having children but it never happened, and they enjoy their time together sightseeing and staying in cheap motels. They renewed their vows in 2016 after 50 years together.