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Dolly Parton Talks Love Life, Makes Jimmy Fallon Try on One of Her Wigs on "The Tonight Show"

"I've only had one husband but with all the nips and tucks and plastic surgery I've had he swears he's been with at least three wives," Parton said of her husband, Carl Thomas Dean.

By Justin Ray
|  Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Updated 12:51 PM CDT
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Dolly Parton made Jimmy Fallon get in touch with his feminine side by wearing one of her wigs on

Dolly Parton made Jimmy Fallon get in touch with his feminine side by wearing one of her wigs on "The Tonight Show."

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Country music singer, songwriter and actress Dolly Parton stopped by "The Tonight Show" and dished on her long marriage and new album before making Jimmy Fallon get in touch with his feminine side.

First, Fallon asked Parton how she has managed to keep her marriage with husband Carl Thomas Dean fresh all these years. On the 30th of this month, the couple will celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary.

"I've only had one husband but with all the nips and tucks and plastic surgery I've had he swears he's been with at least three wives," Parton said.

She explained that the two first met the first day she moved to Nashville in 1964. She was taking a walk outside while doing her laundry when he drove up to her and tossed her a line. Two years later they were married.

"People say how do make it last so long and I say I stay gone," Parton joked.

"Is the romance still there?" Fallon asked.

"I always can tell when he's in the mood cause I'll be piddling around in the house and he'll write a little note that says 'while you're out why don't you pick up some viagra?'" Parton admitted.

"Very subtle," Fallon joked.

Fallon brought up the singer's 42nd album, "Blue Smoke," that includes duets with Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson.

"It actually got better reviews than anything I've released in 10 years," Parton said.

Then, Fallon showed a picture of the 68-year-old's childhood home nestled on the Smokey Mountains in East Tennesse. She was one of 12 kids in the family.

"My dad was a farmer, my mom was the greatest," Parton said. "She had the greatest attitude, she'd say things like 'kids if we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had some eggs.'"

Finally, Fallon discussed the many wigs she wears on a daily basis.

"I do wear wigs all the time cause it's really handy and I'm always busy," Parton said. "I have at least 365, one for each day."

Parton told Fallon to put on the wig, which the late-night host couldn't refuse after the audience cheered him on.

Watch Fallon try on one of Parton's wigs above.

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