Which Celebrity Does Dolly Parton Have A Crush On?

Dolly Parton has been married to her husband Carl Dean since May 30, 1966, and he has been happy to take a backseat while the country legend dominates the world. Throughout the years, Dean has been seen so seldom that people speculated whether Parton was still married. "He said, 'I didn't choose this world, I chose you, and you chose that world. But we can keep our lives separate and together,'" the "Jolene" singer told Entertainment Tonight in 2020. Parton's husband has been content to stay home while she tours, and she identifies that in their longevity. "[W]hen people ask me why it's lasted this long, I say, 'Because I stay gone,'" she joked to Entertainment Tonight. Ha! 

After more than five decades together, the couple has continued to find ways to spice up their marriage. In July, Parton dressed up in a Playboy bunny costume and posted a video on Instagram. "[M]y husband always loved the original cover of Playboy so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy ... He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years," the music icon playfully wrote.

Although the singer aims to please, she has shown a propensity for flirting. "Men are my weakness," she revealed in her book "Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters" (via Outsider). "Short, fat, bald or skinny — I've had crushes on some very unusual men." Yet, it appears one celebrity with a sense of humor may be Parton's major weakness.

Dolly Parton has a little thing for late-night hosts

Although Dolly Parton has been married since 1966, she has still developed crushes on other men from time to time. One of those crushes was on one particular late-night funny man. "Well, I have a crush on Jimmy Fallon, but I'm big now, I can't excuse myself on that," she told W Magazine in October (via People). "I think he is precious. He's so funny. We get along so good." 

A sense of humor coupled with a good rapport appears to be the way to Parton's heart, as Jimmy Fallon is not the first late-night host she had her eyes on. "I always had a nice relationship with David Letterman and with Johnny Carson," the singer added. "I guess there's something about that late-night people that kinda hits my fancy and I hit theirs somehow." Well, well

Funny men aside, Parton's first crush was on a fellow country legend. During an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Myers" in 2019 (via Wide Open Country), Parton opened up about her thing for Johnny Cash, which developed when she went to his shows growing up. "That was when Johnny Cash was first on the scene ... and he was the sexiest thing I'd ever seen," she said. Parton expanded on that during her interview with W Magazine. "He was young and skinny, and he just had that magnetism. The way he moved around," Parton said. What can we say, she has good taste!