Make The FIX your homepage

Dolly Parton insists she is not a lesbian (again)

Dolly Parton
Jackson Lee/Splash News

Dolly Parton has denied the persistent rumours that she is dating her childhood friend Judy Ogle.

In an interview with Nightline, the country music star addressed the recurring rumour.

"We still just have a great friendship," the 66-year-old explained. "And I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved."

Dolly compared the rumours to speculation that Oprah Winfrey was dating her friend Gayle King.

"Like Gayle, her friend, Judy, my friend,” the singer explained. "[People] just think that you just can't be close to somebody."

The star also spoke in the interview about a time that she entered a drag show competition.

"They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year," the singer said. "So I just over-exaggerated — made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything."

"They just thought I was some little short gay guy," joked the singer. "I got the least applause."

Dolly also denied gay rumours on Larry King's talk show back in 2009 and remains an advocate for gay rights.

advertisement
Most Popular Stories
Girl poses for paps waiting for supermodel Karlie Kloss... and wins at life50957Girl poses for paps waiting for supermodel Karlie Kloss... and wins at life Breaking baby news! Erin McNaught announces pregnancy to Instagram40165Breaking baby news! Erin McNaught announces pregnancy to Instagram Kanye hints of post-wedding trouble in paradise with Kim 36436Kanye hints of post-wedding trouble in paradise with Kim Watch: On-screen bust-up reveals Gabi Grecko and Geoffrey Edelsten were on rocks last week35796Watch: On-screen bust-up reveals Gabi Grecko and Geoffrey Edelsten were on rocks last week
Fashion GalleryFashion Gallery Women's BagsWomen's Bags Women's ShoesWomen's Shoes
ninemsn: CelebrityFix Spotted
Dan Ewing's wife Marni shows off growing baby bump.
Dan Ewing's wife Marni shows off growing baby bump.