Carl Thomas Dean, age 75, is a spouse of well-known singer Dolly Parton. Though he received the fame in the tabloid as the husband of the legendary singer, he is a man who loves solitude life. Surprisingly, he doesn't enjoy seeing the performance of his wife as Dolly admitted that her performance makes Carl nervous. Despite having completely different lifestyles, the two now has completed over five decades of married life.
How Much is Carl Thomas Dean's Net Worth?
Carl enjoys the coalesce net worth along with his singer and songwriter wife Dolly Parton who has earned the net worth of $500 Million. Carl ran his own asphalt-laying company in Nashville and had a job of operating the pavement business since 1977. His career in business added to his wealth, but yet his earnings are yet surface.
Unlike his professional career, his wife, Dolly with over 40 years of experience in the music industry has gathered massive fortunes. She has over six decades of success not only in the music industry but also as an actress in the entertainment industry which increased her earning to some extent.
Carl and his wife purchased their first house at Wishy Washy Laundromat. Also, the couple is a supporter of the Dr. Thomas Foundation and has been working on charity. Not only that, Dolly offered a Backwoods Barbie-Q that generated $75,000 and $90,000 income yearly.
Carl Thomas Dean's Blissful Relationship
Carl Thomas married Dolly Parton on 30 May 1966, in Ringgold Georgia. The couple kept their relationship away from the limelight. But, after fifty years of marriage, the couple revealed the lifelong story in 2016.
As it turns out, Carl and Dolly met each other at Wishy Washy Laundromat in Nashville. On 50th wedding anniversary, he revealed that his first thought after meeting Dolly was that he would marry that girl.
Dolly was surprised and delighted as he kept looking at her when they were talking with each other. Well, after the couple dated for two years before sharing the wedding vows. They had a private wedding, and only Carl and his wife were present with a preacher.
Carl Thomas Dean with his wife Dolly Parton on a wedding day (Photo: dollyparton.com)
Well, on the 50th Anniversary wedding anniversary, the couple remarried to each other in the presence of their family and friends in Nashville. During their 51-year-marriage, Dolly revealed in her book that she went through a health issue as her habit binge eating and hoarseness damaged her health. Not only that, she had a secret affair that almost killed herself.
In spite of their half-a-century marriage, they didn't extend their family with children. They had thoughts of children and even picked out the name Carla if they welcome a daughter. However, they are now glad that they don't have any kids. Considering the children, Dolly revealed to Glamour Magazine in 2014 that,
"Anyway, we talked about it, and we dreamed it, but it wasn't meant to be. Now that we're older? We're glad."
Though Carl Thomas and wife of 52 years are extending their marriage by one more year in coming May 2019, he is not much crazy about his wife's song. Recently on the 2019 Grammy Awards, she was honored as the recipient of MusiCares’ annual person of the year prize. In the events, she revealed the darkest secret of her husband. She told that her husband is not that fond of her music. Also, he seems less interested in watching her performance. However, he always has stood by side during her career. Explaining the reason she said;
“He felt like he’d get nervous if I messed up and all that. He’s not necessarily one of my biggest fans [of] my music.”
Though her husband is not a great fan of music, he is proud of her and supports the thing that Carl likes to do.
“He’s proud of me. And he loves that I love what I do. I think it’s just… it’s a touchy subject,”
Carl Thomas Dean was born in Nashville, Tennessee on 20 July 1942. Talking about his family, he was raised by his father named Edgar Henry Dean and mother named Virginia Bates as per wiki. Carl holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Carl has a healthy body shape and stands at a tall height of 1.83m (6').