More Sites
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
EXCLUSIVE: The real reason Angelina's family were not invited to the wedding79812EXCLUSIVE: The real reason Angelina's family were not invited to the wedding Britney Spears dumps boyfriend David Lucado after alleged cheating video emerges18490Britney Spears dumps boyfriend David Lucado after alleged cheating video emerges Are these pics proof that Nicki Minaj actually got butt implants?7651Are these pics proof that Nicki Minaj actually got butt implants? Watch: Jennifer Aniston's emotional interview about motherhood: 'It doesn't determine my worth as a woman'4189Watch: Jennifer Aniston's emotional interview about motherhood: 'It doesn't determine my worth as a woman'
ninemsn: CelebrityFix Spotted
Heidi Klum's nip-tastic photo shoot
Heidi Klum's nip-tastic photo shoot