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April 05, 2020

Dolly Parton Gives Hoda Kotb Advice Before Her Wedding to Joel Schiffman

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Dolly Parton, who has been married for over four decades, shared some marital advice with soon-to-be-married Hoda Kotb.

With her wedding just around the corner, Hoda Kotb got some quality marital advice from the country music icon, Dolly Parton.

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Hoda's moment with Dolly came after her "TODAY with Hoda & Jenna" co-host, Jenna Bush Hager, concluded that the singer was the best person to ask for some marital tips.

A source recently revealed that Carl [Dolly Parton's husband] rarely left the house or communicated with people unless it was completely necessary to do either.

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Dolly, who has been married for almost 54 years, didn't hesitate before she told Hoda that if the TV personality was trapped at home with her man, Joel Schiffman, she might want to have a different room.

The singer-songwriter and record producer explained her sentiment about her marriage and why it worked by stating that:

"The reason it worked for me is because I've stayed gone. I can't get away now. I'm stuck there now. I might find out who he is. We may not make it until the next anniversary."

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Viewers stated that it was good to see the trio share a laugh, especially considering the many rumors that have trailed Dolly's marriage.

Mirror recalled that some of the speculations that have trailed the "Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You" author's union include the fact that her husband doesn't exist and her marriage was fake.

Others claimed that the multi-talented 74-year-old was really a gay woman who has had a lot of affairs.

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Despite that, Dolly's rarely-seen husband, Carl Dean, remained quiet and proved his existence when he sat for an interview and revealed that he knew that Dolly was "the one" when they first met.

Their first meeting occurred just outside Nashville's Wishy-Washy laundromat when Dolly was only 18 and Carl was 21. The then-21-year-old got Dolly's attention by joking that she was going to get a sunburn in her revealing outfit.

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The one thing that seemed a challenge for Carl was his wife's fame as he was used to being a "home body" that rarely went out. In fact, the last time people caught sight of him in public was in January when he stepped out for the first time in nearly 40 years.

According to Daily Mail, the 77-year-old rocked a checkered shirt, brown-colored jacket, blue jeans and a pair of his sneakers as he went about his business in Brentwood, Tennessee. 

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A source recently revealed that Carl rarely left the house or communicated with people unless it was completely necessary to do either.

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