Dolly Parton Denies More Gay Rumours
Country singer, Dolly Parton has dismissed new reports questioning her relationship with Judy Ogle.
Speaking on the US news show, Nightline, Dolly laughed off suggestions that she is in a lesbian relationship with her longtime friend.
"Judy and I have been best friends since we were, like, in the third and fourth grade,” she said. |We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved."
Dolly, who has been married for over 40 years, added, "(People) just think that you just can't be that close to somebody."
Parton, 66, is a supporter of for equal rights for gays and lesbians. She hosts a 'Gay Day' each year at her theme park, Dollywood.
'When it first started there were people giving us threats, I still get threats,' Parton said. 'But like I said, I'm in business. I just don't feel like I have to explain myself. I love everybody.'