Rumors related to Dolly Parton’s lesbian orientation have begun to surface after the country singer was seen in company of her best friend, Judy Ogle. The folk star denied the rumors claiming that her friendship with Judy has been misunderstood, Us Weekly reports.
Dolly Parton is going through the same problems that haunted Oprah Winfrey at the beginning of this year. The two stars have been called lesbian due to the close relationships they have with their childhood friends.
The country singer wanted to set things straight, so she agreed to release an interview for the show called “Nightline”. She told the talk show host that she is very much aware of the lesbian rumors, but she denies them all. She reassured everyone that she and Judy Ogle have been close friends since they were in the third or the fourth grade, so is very natural for them to stay in each other’s company all the time. Parton confessed that she loves Judy very much, but reassured everyone that they are not romantically involved. In the end, the singer-turned-actress reminded the audience that she has been married to the same man for more than 46 years old; thus providing a final argument against homosexual rumors.
Dolly Parton and Oprah Winfrey don’t have many things in common except for the fact that their heterosexual orientation has been recently contested. Just like Parton, Oprah Winfrey spends a lot of time in company of her BFF, Gayle King. The two have known each other for a long period of time, but they never shared other feelings besides pure friendship.
This is not the first time that Parton’s sexuality has been brought in discussion. The singer first dealt with the subject in 2009 when she was forced to tell Larry King that she is not gay. She stated back then that she has many gay friends, but she is not a lesbian.