Dolly Denies Rumors
In an exclusive interview with "Nightline," Dolly Parton dished about her love life, including those rumors that she is secretly gay. And about building an entertainment empire estimated at half a billion dollars.
In her long reign as a country music legend, Parton, now 66, has done it all. In her new motivational memoir, "Dream More," which will be released on Nov. 27, Parton talks about growing up dirt poor in Sevierville, Tenn., in a cabin with 11 siblings.
Dolly is refreshingly honest about things most entertainers guard ferociously, including rumors about her love life. She says she's been accused of being involved with every man she has ever worked with.
She has also been accused of being secretly gay and romantically involved with one of her oldest childhood friends, Judy Ogle. She denied the rumors said she even bonded with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey over the false tabloid claims.
Dolly Parton has been married to her husband, Carl Dean, for 46 years. As far as her life long friend Judy Ogle, Dolly explains that they have a great friendship and relationship and she loves her as much as she loves anybody in the whole world, but they're not romantically involved.