Dolly Parton Dresses as Playboy Bunny for Husband’s 79th Birthday

by Jon D. B.

If you’re coming in with doubts that Dolly Parton is actually in full Playboy Bunny garb – squash them now – and prepare yourself for this moment in history.

We all know Dolly is a national international treasure. But it’s days like today that cement it for all time.

“Hey! Today is July 20! It’s my husband Carl‘s birthday!” Dolly begins in her #HotGirlSummer footage. The icon, who turned 75 this year, always gives her all to everything – and you’ll find no exception to this within.

“You’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this? Well, it’s for my husband’s birthday!” she clarifies, wearing a knowing smile and a classic Playboy bunny outfit near-identical to the one she wore in her iconic 1978 shoot for the magazine.

“Remember sometime back I said I was going to pose for Playboy Magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75… And they don’t have a magazine anymore,” Dolly shakes her head.

“But my husband always loved the original cover for 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!” she declares via her official Twitter. “And I’m not going to try and talk him out of that!”

Relationship goals, ladies and gentlemen. Relationship goals! Honestly, Dolly Parton is Everything Goals.

“I hope he agrees,” she says with a smile as she shows off the look. “What do you think?”

“Anyway! What I did for his birthday is, I did a little photoshoot in this little outfit! And I had a cover made of the new Dolly! Or… the old new Dolly,” Parton laughs.

Dolly Parton Recreates Iconic Playboy Cover at 75

That’s right, Dolly Parton has had her own new Playboy shoot done for her husband, Carl Dean! In fact, she’s already had it framed right next to the original 1978 cover for his birthday.

“Remember this?” the living legend asks as he raises the framed prints into view. “I was kind of a little butterball in that one…” she jokes of her 1978 self:

LOS ANGELES – 1978: Country singer Dolly Parton poses for a portrait session dressed as a playboy bunny, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

“Well I’m string cheese now!” she shouts into the camera as only Dolly can. “But he’ll probably think I’m cream cheese! I hope,” Parton winks.

“Anyway, I’m going to surprise him! Going to go in singing to him in my little bunny suit!”

“What do you think? Do you think Playboy ought to pay me for at least another photoshoot?” she asks her fans.

Dolly sure does, and says so herself with a playful “I do!” to conclude this momentous video.

Are we one step closer to Dolly Parton posing for Playboy over 4 decades later? It would absolutely make history – and we know Dolly would find some way to make it benefit those in need as she always does.

Never change, Dolly. Never change!