Dolly Parton Denies Being Gay, Stays Quiet About Rumors Of Affairs
Dolly Parton's new memoir, Dream More, is clearing up all sorts of rumors that have followed the legendary singer throughout her career, including the one that she is gay. That speculation stems from Dolly's close friendship with her assistant and childhood pal Judy Ogle.
Dolly says that she is not gay, telling Nightline correspondent JuJu Chang that people "just think that you just can't be that close to somebody. Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade. 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."
Dolly compared her relationship with Judy to that of Oprah Winfrey's with her BFF, Gayle King.
She also addressed her reported infidelity in her 46-year marriage to husband Carl Dean. Dolly said, "I've been accused of being involved with every man I'm ever seen with or worked with. Maybe I have, maybe I ain't. I never tell if I have. But you know people (are) always saying that."
Dream More is in stores now.
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