"He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years and I'm not gonna try to talk him out of that," the legendary country singer, living her best hot girl summer life, said.
Dolly Parton has recreated her iconic Playboy cover image more than four decades later. She is living her best hot girl summer life as she decided to become a bunny again in honor of her husband's 75th birthday. Carl Thomas Dean turned 79 this year and Parton held true to the promise she made in 1978 when she first posed for the Playboy cover. She had stated she would recreate the look when she turned 75 and came through with it. The legendary country singer shared a short video of how she went about preparing this surprise for her beloved husband.
In the video, she stated, "You're probably wondering why I'm dressed like this. Well, it's for my husband's birthday." Explaining her outfit she went on to say, "Remember some time back I said I was gonna pose on Playboy magazine when I'm 75? Well, I'm 75 and they don't have a magazine anymore, but my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy. I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy," Parton continued and added, "He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years and I'm not gonna try to talk him out of that."
She then pulled out a frame with the old Playboy cover and the newer version she had shot for her husband. She joked how in the original she was "kind of a little butterball" and cheekily added, "Well, I'm string cheese now. But he'll probably be thinking I'm cream cheese, I hope." The video ended with her presenting the framed pictures to her husband still dressed as a Playboy bunny. "You think Playboy ought to pay for at least the photoshoot? I do!" she said in jest. When Parton posed for the magazine in 1978, she was 32 and was the first female country artist to appear on Playboy’s cover. Even though she did not pose in the nude it was considered a "risk" for a mainstream celebrity like herself.
Last year, during an interview with 60 Minutes Australia she revealed that she had approached Playboy with the idea of recreating her 1978 cover but changed her mind after she felt that she was too mature for the men’s magazine, reported the Huffington Post. “I’m kind of cartoonish and cartoons don’t really age that much,” she had said in the interview. “When I’m 90, I’ll probably look about the same way. Just thicker makeup, bigger hair!” The 10-time Grammy winner has been enjoying a long and successful career and is all set to release a new single titled Sent From Above on July 27.
Parton married Dean in May 1966 when she was 20 and he was 23, reported PEOPLE. They have been married for 55 years now and Parton thinks they've had such a successful marriage because her husband is such a "good man." She said, "They say that opposites attract, and it's true. We're completely opposite, but that's what makes it fun. I never know what he's gonna say or do. He's always surprising me." She went on to say, "He's a deep person, but he has a great and warped sense of humor. He makes me laugh and entertains me. He's very secure within himself."
Parton has also been donating millions to the COVID-19 vaccine research effort over the past year and a half. She even got the jab that she had funded. To celebrate being vaccinated, she sang her hit song Jolene with modified lyrics. She has become one of the most beloved celebrities in America. "At the end of the day, I hope that I will be remembered as a good songwriter,” she writes in her book, Songteller. “The songs are my legacy.”