Queen of Country Music Dolly Parton has admitted that she cheated on her husband, and that she considered committing suicide.
The 71 year old Grammy winning artist, who has sold a staggering 100 million records across the world, said only her Boston terrier Popeye stopped her from taking her own life.
She said that during her open marriage to Carl Dean, she said he was heartbroken over an unnamed lover.
Back to reality
Dolly describes how she picked up her gun from her nightstand. But, just as she picked it up, her pet came running up the stairs and brought her back to reality.
In a new book, Dolly on Dolly, she says she doesn’t think she would have actually gone through with it, but she can’t say for certain.
Asked about sex, she said she wouldn’t reveal when she lost her virginity, because she thought people would think that was perverted.
She also talks about filming The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Burt Reynolds, who was said to have had dark moods during shooting the movie. There were rumours that she and Reynolds had had an affair. However, it is understood that she actually was left brokenhearted by her band leader Greg Perry.