Dean has only seen his wife in concert a time or two, and after attending an event with her early on in their marriage, he decided he never wanted to repeat that experience.
Parton and Dean are certainly opposites in many ways, but their 50-plus years together prove that something’s working. It’s unconventional, but then again, so is Parton.
In 2016, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Parton and Dean renewed their wedding vows with a ceremony in Nashville — the wedding they didn’t have the first time around. Parton offered the photos from the event up to the highest bidder, with the money going to children’s charities.