Dolly Parton Has a ‘Crush’ on Jimmy Fallon

by Leanne Stahulak

Despite being happily married for over 55 years, Dolly Parton admitted that she has a crush on one late-night talk show host.

The 75-year-old country singer thinks “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon “is precious.” According to People magazine, she fessed up to her crush in a recent interview with W Magazine. Parton’s sat in on Fallon’s night-time talk show before, and the two even collaborated on a Christmas song last year.

“Well, I have a crush on Jimmy Fallon, but I’m big now, I can’t excuse myself on that!” Dolly Parton told the outlet. “I think he is precious. He’s so funny. We get along so good.”

Even though Parton thinks Fallon specifically is cute, she also has good relationships with other late-night hosts.

“Sometimes you never know who you’re gonna connect with. I’ve always had good luck with late-night guys, you know? I always had a nice relationship with David Letterman and with Johnny Carson,” Parton said. “There’s something about that late-night people that kinda hits my fancy and I hit theirs somehow. I guess it’s ’cause you feel like you can be more free late at night. You don’t have to worry about what you say.”

Dolly Parton always has kind words to say, so we’re not too worried about that. The country star admitted that Fallon isn’t the only crush she’s harbored over the years, though. Even after marrying Carl Dean back in 1966, she still took notice of some hotties.

“I love boys. I still do,” she said. “In the early days, I had a big crush on Johnny Cash. He was young and skinny, and he just had that magnetism. The way he moved around — you know, so sexy. I found out later he was just having withdrawals from drugs, but it still touched me. He was so, so sexy.”

Dolly Parton Still Keeps It Romantic With Her Husband, Carl Dean

Despite her numerous crushes over the years, Dolly Parton is still happily in love with her husband of 55 years. They met when she was 18, and she decided to tie the knot even when others said it could ruin her career.

Back in September 2020, Parton talked to People magazine about her and Dean’s relationship. She even mentioned that the two still do date nights together.

“We do! My husband and I, we’ve been together 56 years,” Parton said. “We still have our little times, like in the springtime when the first yellow daffodils come out. Even if there’s still some snow around it, my husband always brings me a bouquet. And he’ll usually write me a little poem. Which to me, that’s priceless. That’s like a date in itself.”

Could there be a cuter couple? Parton also added what makes their marriage so successful, aside from adorable gifts. For the most part, it’s her being comfortable in her own skin. “And that’s sexy,” she said.