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It is the dream of everyone in life to have children that will take care of us in our old age and carry on the family lineage when we join our ancestors.
The importance of child bearing cannot be underestimated in a marriage. Infact, child bearing can be referred to as the main thing holding many marriages nowadays.
In most cases, a marriage without children to show for it experiences a lot of problems that if not solved will eventually lead to the separation of such couple.
However, this is not applicable to 74 year old American singer, Dolly Rebecca Parton who has been married for 54 years without having children. Despite that, she is still happily married to her husband.
Dolly Rebecca Parton is one of the most successful American singers of all time who has recorded over 3000 songs throughout a career of over four decades.
The veteran singer has been happily married to her husband, Mr Carl Dean since 1966. But it's quite unfortunate that the 54 years marriage is not blessed with any children.
While talking to Oprah Winfrey few months ago, Dolly revealed that the secret to her success was her decision not to have children. Because it gave her the freedom to work and do what she likes.
Dolly Parton also added that it seems God didn't mean for her to have children so that she could call other children her own and also do some humanitarian works like book gifting program.
Know More About Dolly Rebecca Parton.
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on the 19th of January, 1946 as the fourth child in a family of 12 children in Pitman Center, Tennessee, US to Mr Robert Lee Parton Sr (1921-2000) and Mrs Avie Lee Caroline (1923-2003).
She started her music career at a very tender age. During her early years, Dolly Parton was a prolific songwiter before she went solo to release her debut album titled, Hello I'm Dolly in 1967.
This album brought her fame, fortune and recognition. Dolly Parton has won so many awards in her career. She has also received honours for the outstanding works she did through her charity foundation, Dollywood Foundation.
In 1999, she received US highest music honour by getting inducted into the country Hall Of Fame. Dolly Parton has 10 Grammy Awards and several international honours in her cabinet.
Apart from singing, she is a very good actress who has featured in record breaking movies like 9 to 5 in 1980, Rhinestone in 1984, Steel Magnolias in 1989, Straight Talk in 1992 and Steel Joyful Noise in 2012.
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