Dolly Parton Says She’s Not a Lesbian
Dolly Parton is denying that she is a lesbian. TMZ reports that Parton discussed her sexuality on Nightline due to rumors that she’s secretly involved with her long-time friend Judy Ogle. Parton, who has been married to Carl Thomas Dean for forty-six years, said that she is aware of the rumors but denied them.
“Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade,” Parton said. “We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we’re not romantically involved.”
Parton says that she has actually bonded with Oprah Winfrey due to the fact that she has similar false rumors regarding her friendship with Gayle King. Parton said, “Like Gayle, her friend, Judy, my friend … [people] just think that you just can’t be that close to somebody.”