The Longest Celebrity Marriages – And Why They Lasted

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Dolly Parton & Carl Dean – 52 Years

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Carl and Dolly’s love story began like a scene from a country song. Their eyes met on Dolly’s very first day in Nashville, outside a laundromat, and it was instant chemistry. She was just 18, and he was 21. Within two short years, they exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony, attended only by Dolly’s mother, the preacher, and his wife. While they didn’t have children of their own, the couple found joy in doting on their nieces and, of course, on Dolly’s famous goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. Their love has endured the test of time, a testament to the power of love at first sight.