In case anyone was ever in doubt, Dolly Parton has still got 'it'.
The country music singer proved this on Tuesday when she celebrated her husband Carl Dean's birthday with a truly unique gift.
Parton shared a video on Instagram in which she's wearing a Playboy bunny costume - complete with a bow tie choker - which is a homage to when she graced the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's magazine's cover in 1978.
Proving that she is forever in tune with pop culture, despite her 75 years on this earth, the star also took inspiration from musician Megan Thee Stallion for the video's caption which reads: 'It's always #HotGirlSummer for my husband, Carl. Happy birthday my love. [sic]'
In the video, Parton reminded fans how she previously said she would 'pose on Playboy magazine when I was 75, well I'm 75 and they don't have a magazine any more'.
'But, my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy. He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years and I'm not going to try to talk him out of that.'
Parton then shared that she had an impromptu photo shoot with the resulting images mocked up into a makeshift Playboy issue, which she presented to the camera.
Fans witnessed one of the extremely rare sightings of Dean via the back of his head, when Parton gave him her present. Though we weren't able to see his reaction, we have no doubt he was thrilled.
Who is Dolly Parton's husband, Carl Thomas Dean?
Well, the thing is, we really don't know much about him. As Parton explained in her video, they have been married for 55 years. They first met around 1964 and both hail from Tennessee.
According to the '9 to 5' singer, Dean is uninterested in the spotlight so has stayed out of it for more than five decades.
In October, Parton responded to Entertainment Tonight jokingly informing her that some people don't believe Dean actually exists.
'He does not want to be in the spotlight at all, he just hates that, it's just not who he is. He says, "I didn't choose this world, I chose you and you chose that world", but we can keep our lives separate and together.'
Parton also revealed that when the couple reached their golden wedding anniversary they renewed their vows and now Dean likes to joke that Parton is his 'second wife'. A classic.
While he may not like to be in front of the camera, that's not to say Dean hasn't served as inspiration for Parton's career behind the scenes. It's long been said that her hit 'Jolene' was written about a red-headed woman flirting with Dean back in the day.
Posing for a Playboy-esque cover shoot and contributing to fund a Covid-19 vaccine, if Parton isn't proof of a woman's ability to do it all, then we don't know who is.
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