Dolly Parton’s Advice About Marriage During Quarantine

As we previously reported, Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to fight COVID-19.

Now, the country star is bestowing much-needed advice on how to keep a marriage alive during self-isolation. Of course, Dolly has been married to husband Carl Dean for almost 54 years, so it’s safe to say the icon knows a thing or two. 

While appearing on the Today show, Dolly gave advice to Hoda Kotb, who is currently prepping for her own wedding to fiancé Joel Schiffman.

“We both are very crazy people, and we have a completely different sense of humor, but we just absolutely laugh all the time and that’s been true through the years,” Dolly shared of herself and Carl. “I think there’s a whole lot to be said about being good friends, but a good sense of humor, like even right now during these times I’ve been making jokes about some of the stuff.”

She continued, “People say, ‘Oh you shouldn’t be talking about that.’ I say, ‘Oh, I know it’s no laughing matter what’s going on, but laughter truly is the best medicine, and it’s true with relationships as well.'”

As far as marriage in a quarantine:

“I would say if you’re trapped in the house with him, you might want to be in separate rooms,” she joked. “The reason it worked for me is because I’ve stayed gone. I can’t get away now. I’m stuck there now. I might find out who he is. We may not make it until the next anniversary.”

LOL! You gotta love Dolly.