Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton once again denies rumors she is involved in a long-term relationship with her best friend, Judy Ogle.

The country music superstar has long denied rumors of a lesbian relationship with Judy, whom she met in elementary school in Tennessee.

Dolly, 73, again insisted she is not a lesbian in an interview with The Sun newspaper.

"So ­people say that - because you can't really have a great relationship with a woman," she said. "I'm not gay but I have so many gay friends and I accept everybody for who they are."

The "I Will Always Love You" singer compared her situation to the lesbian rumors that have plagued Oprah Winfrey, 65, and her best friend Gayle King, 64. Oprah and Gayle have both denied the rumors over the decades.

Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey

"People love to talk, people love to gossip," said Dolly. "They've said that about Oprah, but it's not true. Judy and I have been best friends for 64 years, since we were little kids. Our parents knew each other, we grew up together, we were like ­sisters, became best friends. She was very quiet, I was very outgoing. So we made perfect friends."

She added: "We went all through school together. She went to the Army when we graduated because she needed the insurance and she needed to help her family and I was trying to make it (as a singer). As soon as she got out, she came to Nashville and we've been together ever since."

Dolly insists the lesbian rumors don't bother her, but she worries that they may upset her reclusive husband, Carl Dean, and her other loved ones.

"People love to talk but sometimes that's your best publicity," she says. "I don't care what they say as long as they don't hurt other people I love."

Parton has been married to Carl since 1966, but the couple is rarely seen together in public. Dolly and Carl renewed their wedding vows in 2016 after 50 years of marriage. They have no children.

Photos by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images, Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

  • Topic Influencer

    Parton has been married to Carl since 1966, but the couple is rarely seen together in public. Dolly and Carl renewed their wedding vows in 2016 after 50 years of marriage. They have no children.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is CARL recluse ass. HE has stated he dont like the limelight. But ok

  • Rayne

    I read that entirely in her voice.

  • Chicagowise

    I have a straight bestfriend. We are extremely close. We can spend the entire day together, go our separate ways, call each other later that evening, and talk all night. We used to do the same thing when we were children. We have known each other since we were 5 years old. Our bond is unbreakable.

  • dontgetblocked

    Who really cares? Dolly has lived her life and achieved great success. I hear she has an open marriage. It must work for them since they've been married 50 years.

  • Renee26

    Sounds like a great friendship

  • Coy little wink

    Can we get a post on Trump getting sued by the states about this fake crisis/border wall and his inability to comprehend the constitution? Please and thanks in advance...

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I guess ton and tons of cocaine and fenatyl and Mexicans gangsters crossing the border is not a crisis

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yuck it’s all dried up anyway so who cares

  • Coy little wink

    Drugs? Surely you jest...that's what America is all about...

  • Coy little wink
  • hi-liter

    That shit is coming in through legal ports of entry like airports, underground tunnels, and in people’s anal cavities.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    And it’s getting caught this will make it harder... and you can’t put a damn ton in drug in nobody butt? You have no clue about drug trafficking

  • hi-liter

    And you do? Chile please

  • Coffee1st

    You have something more precious than gold.

  • Coffee1st

    Oh wow ?????
    So did I. Didn't realize it till you said it.

  • Rayne

    ?

  • ALLMINE?

    You know black folks are sheep and whatever CNN says is the gospel..

  • hottlanta

    They always say the wealthy ones r gay but dont say that the poor broke down meth heads n ray ray on the corner r gay. Always trying 2 snatch up the wealthy ones.

  • Coy little wink

    On boats too ?tell it

  • RealATLPeach36

    White can’t go down alone ALWAYS bringing your name in their bs

  • Coy little wink

    So you aren't black either? Duly noted...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So whats new! If she want to be gay then thats her business. As long as she not out here falsely accusing black people of attacking her and making her crip walk and THROWING a 40 oz in her face as she yodle from Hog on the Hill.. who cares!

  • PhillyFacts

    I guess Carl is like Stedman

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone
  • stav

    I kind of thought the same thing, why divert the questioning from you (Dolly) to Oprah and Gayle, they were asking about you, not them! Anyways who really cares!

  • Sushi

    You just figured that out. ..I know I was confused at first also...

  • Reenaface

    I remember a rumor why back in the 90's that Dolly had her ribs removed to get her waist smaller. Someone from school told me that. Also, that Oprah did 2000 situps every night to lose all of that weight a long time ago. And a rumor with Marilyn Manson was that he had surgery on his stomach so he could give himself fellatio.??? The nineties era I tell ya, I used to hear the weirdest stuff.????

  • Coy little wink

    Chile...I won't be kekeing with that one again...

  • Sushi

    Please don't waist you time, which is the most valuable thing you have on this earth , besides your family, on this WHITE DEAMON.....

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Definitely remember the Dolly & Marilyn rumors...never heard Oprah’s?

  • Sushi

    OK.........I thought I was brighter than a Crayola crayon also.....

  • Sushi

    Maybe it's more to the rumors than we thought . ....IJS....

  • Reenaface

    You do, so I'm not the only one who remembers that about Dolly and Marilyn. This girl I went to school with told me about Oprah and the exercises and my naive ass believed her and went home to do 2000 situps.. I didn't last long.?????

  • hi-liter

    Dolly prolly hears this enough from Carl when he pissed at her, she don’t need to be hearing it from the public too.

  • Reenaface

    About which one??

  • Applebum

    Married since 1966? They’re definitely swapping. She’s getting it elsewhere.

  • Sushi

    All of them....... If there is smoke, there is sure enough fire .......

  • the guest

    Speak.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    White font Sis white font

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Let Dolly do Dolly by golly.

  • Coy little wink

    Why do they come here with black gravis trying to blend in but low key hate? Its like go to yahoo or perez Hilton idk just go be with yo own peeps its mind boggling to me...

  • DeJeri

    Dolly grew up poor in the rural south. She's probably close with her friend she grew up with because she keeps it real unlike Hollyweird. I bet Dolly
    has an impressive collection of blonde wigs.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Right that's why I either white font them or block them if they too crazy which most Trumpettes ARE.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I'm a huge Dolly Paron fan. I thought she's been married for ages...

  • samuel severino

    You forgot the ones where clowns used to try and say that Michael and Janet were the same people

  • samuel severino

    She been denying that shit for about 40 years.

  • Chicagowise

    Thank you. I'm sure people wonder if something is going on between us, but as far as I'm concerned, we are brothers. We are family.

  • DeJeri

    They've been married 50 years so whatever they do is working for them. People should just leave them me instead of speculation on their situation. How many blonde wigs do you think Dolly owns? LOL

  • Guest©
  • Logan Roberts

    If Dolly is gay, the public won't find out until she's dead or she tells you herself. Capricorns are usually private about their business & love life.

  • samuel severino

    Wrong, it is a real crisis so it will play out like this
    9th Circuit
    Appellate Court
    Supreme Court
    He will win in the Supreme Court just like he did with the Muslim ban. He has an edge in the Supreme Court which is why they tried so hard to keep Kavanaugh out of the SC.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Oh yeah, i remember hearing about Dolly being ghey a long time ago. Especially since nobody ever saw Carl and she didn't have any children. Btw, Charo's husband died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Guest©

    I have a good male gay friend and ppl assume he's my man when we hang out. He loves it except when there's a cute guy he may want to date around, lol.

  • Coy little wink

    I read for laughs mostly so I skip a lot of the nonsense that way...but when I do register intel on these trolls I don't forget ?

  • Guest©

    Yuck. Ain't they kinda old for all that. ??

  • Sushi

    True, But why? If She is so be it..........If not, we'll hell I'm fine with that also, but her sexuality. In not front page!!! .....We have bigger FISH to fry......But you are correct, lol....

  • Coy little wink

    They have to follow the law though...how is this constitutional?

    And the muslim ban was stopped by TRO which was upheld by the 9th district appellate court. Never went to supreme court since it was struck down via TRO

    I'll wait...

  • Chicagowise

    My friend uses me to pick up women. LMAO! Being gay, I'm not worried about being rejected by women. So, we will go to a straight bar, I'll pick out some women, start a conversation, and bring him over to meet them. Sometimes it backfires, because they are interested in me!

  • CookieMobster

    One time on stage she said "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap" that is priceless. She came from nothing and has made something for herself. Leave her be!!

  • Sushi

    And, no disrespect, but this is not headline worthy. ..

  • GuestSTAR

    Everytime someone brings up her sexuality, she throws Oprah and Gayle in the mix.

  • ALLMINE?

    Blacker than the nighttime sky..

  • Soda
  • KcoolMuziq

    Gayle has a HOT BODY! It's no wonder 50 Cent hit that.

  • Soda
  • Reenaface

    I never heard of that one, but I do remember when everyone used to claim that they were a relative of the Jackson's, like a cousin or a distant relative. That was back then when the Jackson family used to be held in high regard before the jacko wacko stuff.

  • Coy little wink

    Nah son you showed your hand now hold this ?

  • Coy little wink

    A lot
    * 21 savage voice

  • bemetoo

    Wait dolly doesn’t have kids

  • joel adams

    Don’t really care. She got some big boobs though. If she is, she almost 1000 yrs old. Give her a pass

  • Rhyme and Reason

    These women need that one friend they can trust, all the foul people they encounter, and the isolation that fame brings!

    I believe if they were gay, they wouldn’t have lasted this long!

    No one would say this about a male celebrity with a close friend!

    It’s like Rihanna and her childhood friend Melissa!

    Everyday people have childhood friends without being gay, but female celebrities can’t?

  • http://yourpushfactor.com/ Sheila Makena

    We are fluid creatures.
    To hell with labels.

  • What???

    Fluid??? Just go ahead and kill yo self with your weak azz TV philosophy.

  • ALLMINE?

    What?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    .....she throws Oprah and Gayle under the bus.
    FIFY

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ironically Cappys are the freaks of the zodiac not Scorpios but Cappys channel their sexual energy toward work which explains why they are known as workaholics.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What happened? Too much coo chee coo chee?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dolly's body is upside down like Sherry Shepard's from all of that plastic surgery.

  • MsPam

    Amen

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ????

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Good ?

  • brooklyn23

    Hahaha. Ju better hope she dont kill herself tho cuz you would be responsible ?

  • brooklyn23

    Word? News to me, I didnt know they even crossed paths

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Anika Kelly

    STFU

  • WhoKnew

    I'm not sure I want to jump into this fray but didn't Rihanna once admit that she and Melissa Ford had a bi-sexual relationship? We know people lie but this is one that I believe.

    As for Oprah and Gayle, Dolly "your tiddies are too damned big" Parton needs to STFU. She admitted years ago to being a lesbian. And this new lie she's passing around like a "lit" puff puff pass joint that she is only 70 years old is laughable. She was 70 years old 99 years ago.

    Back to Oprah and Gayle. I believe they were lesbian lovers years ago. I think they broke up and decided to remain best friends. I'll never forget seeing Oprah cry on TV when Gayle told her she was going to start dating men. She was obviously taking a dig at Oprah and trying to hurt her or force her to come out of the closet with their relationship. That was all the convincing I needed. With the advent of "video" somewhere there's a body buried in a person's words or actions and if someone really wants to know for sure they will find a way to dig up that body. They're called gossip gravediggers.

  • Shira Harding-James

    She’s 73

  • Trace da Ace

    oh gawd.....who cares.....Sandy...must be a slow news day....Ill pass..see yall upstairs

  • Kimberly King

    Lmao ! Very true. Many people believe it’s Scorpio who are the freaks out of all 12 signs and I love it. It allows us Cappy’s to hide in plain sight.

  • Kimberly King

    I’ve dabbled in the lady pond every now and then .... and honestly I still do lol However, I would never admit it to colleagues, coworkers, family members, etc. Maybe a close friend or two. Definitely wouldn’t admit it publically. Primarily because I’m not gay. I just like women from time to time. Not to mention I’m a private person in general. Sooooo from one Capricorn to another ... Dolly ass is lying. I love her though !

  • What???

    Kill yo self too

  • gail jones

    Nope!

  • gail jones

    Huh? When? What? Where?

  • gail jones

    She has. 50 some odd years

  • Olga Summer

    Umkay, so I hope “Kimberly King” isn’t your real name .... because if so... ????? Guess the cats out the bag...

  • gail jones

    Yes!

  • gail jones

    That's white fer yer!

  • gail jones

    I had a best friend, may he continue to RIP. We were friends for nearly 20 years and got accused 8 ways from Sunday of sleeping together by any and everybody, even to the point they accused him of fathering my child when i was pregnant. There were times when it was very trying on our friendship, but never broke us apart. I said all that to say this, it doesn't matter if I never get another best friend for the rest of my days because I was blessed enough to experience one, and I realize the value in that. A true rarity.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Correct. The mascot for Capricorn is the half goat, half fish Pan who is known for getting freaky with the nymphs in the forest.

  • dru and neil

    I agree, many of us are very sexually fluid. I don’t know what it is but people have felt comfortable telling me some very surprising details of their sex life, previous romances, and let me tell you, you can’t call it when it comes to folks sexual proclivities, not even for a second.

  • MJF

    lol girl...you just told on yourself so you clearly aren't that private Kimberly!

  • MJF

    So we got a picture of Gayle and Oprah but none of Dolly and Judy? We want to see who Judy is lol

  • dru and neil

    She used to be just beautiful though! I guess we all got to get old..

  • dru and neil

    It was gorgeous at one time. I watched an interview with her and Barbara Walters jealous a$$, and she actually had Dolly stand up and twirl for the camera. Cutest little figure back then. Barbara kept making snide condescending remarks to the woman.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha petty Babs.

  • dru and neil

    Hell yeah she was! Kept trying to insinuate the woman was dumb white trash, but Dolly just kept killing her with kindness!

  • bemetoo

    Girl she shouldn’t adopt

  • sherri2016

    Lies in my 37 years of life I've never been attracted to women and far as men once a man has slept with another man he's gay no other way to put it

  • sherri2016

    Lies in my 37 years of life I've never been attracted to women and far as men once a man has slept with another man he's gay no other way to put it

  • Kimberly King

    You’re such a genius. Like I would ever make a comment like that KNOWING that my real name was showing. GTFOH

  • morenYAHdelsur

    As far as I’m concerned Tatiana Ali is Muhammad Ali’s daughter AND Tisha and Tevin Campbell are related ??????

    LOL

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ?????

  • Reenaface

    I remember that about Tatyana Ali, I may slightly remember the one about Tisha and Tevin Campbell.

  • Olga Summer

    Yes, yassss! I’ve been known to be a genius but ????? hey who’s bragging ??!!

  • B.Loveitt

    Or in her mouth. IJS

  • Olga Summer

    HAHAHAHAHAHA RIGHTTTTT! ? meow

  • B.Loveitt

    I was like a little confused too when she shared all of that too!

  • B.Loveitt

    But word to the wise some people can get your IP enter all accounts and personal folders/cloud and get all your real info. A cop friend showed me when I had a stalker and he text ne while I was w/my BF and told me exactly what my BF was wearing and the restaurant we were walking in. How in the hell did he know where I was and followed us? HE GOT IT FROM MY TEXT MESSAGES! Apparently many people can do this. Now I keep my IP hid. Accept for when watching Sling. Some people just do shyt because they can and have no life. So be careful it's a small world full of petty people. IJS

  • s e l i n a k y l e.

    Maybe she didn't want any.

  • Kimberly King

    If someone is thirsty enough to get ahold of my IP address just to see who this really is that loves to bump twats with other women every now and then ..... who cares. Thanks for the meaningless story though !

  • bemetoo

    maybe

  • WhoKnew

    Right, because is Kimberly King your real name? Folks can put 2 and 2 together even if you didn't say I'm Kimberly King from Savannah Georgia.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • MJF

    you the real MVP!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thanks! Maybe Auntie will hire me to assist...

  • MJF

    Rooting for you! xo

  • Guest©

    True but she's had one to many surgeries I pray I can accept myself when I get older.

  • Guest©

    Lol, the old bait and switch.

  • Chicagowise

    He's a good looking guy, but he's a little shy. I will talk to anyone.

  • Malcom Flex

    Dolly is an old lipstick lesbian bull dagger who just outed Oprah and Gaye that was shady AF.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    LOL! U always got endless receipts and stories. I can dig it :D