What Kenny Rogers' Ex-Wife Has To Say About Dolly Parton

Country music fans lost a legend on March 20, 2020, when singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers died at age 81. Fans and celebrities alike paid tribute to the icon, including the Texas native's longtime friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton. Parton wrote on Instagram,
"You never know how much you love somebody until they're gone. I've had so many wonderful years and wonderful times with my friend Kenny, but above all the music and the success I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend."
Fellow country star Reba McEntire commented on her post, quote, "Dolly, he sure loved you."
Not only did Rogers and Parton share a lot of love, they also worked together on various projects. From the duo's 1985 concert film, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: Together, to their hits like "Islands in the Stream," they were an unstoppable force. In fact, the two were so in sync that relationship rumors dogged them for years.
Some might assume this topic was uncomfortable for Rogers' five ex-wives, some of whom spoke out after the country crooner's passing. This includes Marianne Gordon, Rogers' fourth wife and mother to his son, Christopher Cody Rogers.
Marianne Gordon, an actor, was married to Kenny Rogers from 1977 to 1993. During this time, Gordon got to know the country legend on a deep level, especially where it concerned his close friendship with Dolly Parton. When asked by Closer Weekly about the romance rumors on March 24, shortly after Rogers' death, she replied,
"I never felt uncomfortable at all. I just knew him so well. But, it's funny that you say that. We had a tennis pro who traveled with us, Doug Dean asked me too. I told him Kenny said I like her as a friend and we have a great thing on stage. We'd lose it. There is sexual tension and teasing each other and it would screw it up."
Although Gordon is pretty sure nothing happened between the collaborators, she doesn't rule it out. She added,
"Dolly might have [made a move though]. It's entered my mind because she always said she thought like a man. I don't mean it badly. Dolly is a fun girl."
For those who might not believe Marianne Gordon's account of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' relationship, they should probably take note of a 2013 interview the two did with ABC News. When asked directly whether they were an item at one point, the "Jolene" singer replied,
"It never crossed our minds because he was with people. I've been married, forty, I've been with my husband 48 years."
Rogers joked,
"I think that chemistry and that connection comes from an unrequited love, if you will, because we never consummated anything."
At the end of the day, the pair's story begins and ends with friendship. Parton told CMT's Cody Alan in 2017,
"Kenny's friendship means more to me than our hit records. Actually, we're kind of like soul mates. He's from Texas and I'm from Tennessee. There's an old famous country song, 'T for Texas, T for Tennessee.' We always sing that to each other."
She added,
"I love his singing. I love his voice. I never tire of hearing him sing. And I think our voices blend great, so I'm really proud of the musical part of that as well."
Of course, it's completely reasonable to have a platonic soulmate. And we think this perfectly explains why Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers never dated.
Watch the video to see What Kenny Rogers' Ex-Wife Has To Say About Dolly Parton.
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  1. Nicki Swift

    Nicki Swiftپیش ماه

    RIP Kenny Rogers, one of the all-time greats.


    RUFUS T. FIREFLYپیش 26 روز

    @Kegan Mahon Yes, it is.

  3. Willi Ingulf Ditlefsen

    Willi Ingulf Ditlefsenپیش ماه

    @Kegan Mahon Weeell, scrolling down the comment field, it seems quite a few cares what "some woman" had to say, including you, otherwise, you wouldn't have commented.

  4. Bella Claire this is my second channel so ya

    Bella Claire this is my second channel so yaپیش ماه

    I love Kenny Rodgers song the gambler R.I.P Kenny Rodgers

  5. Alice Soefje

    Alice Soefjeپیش ماه

    Seal 6 Well actually, the terms have become a bit blurred in recent years. “Actor”. Has been used to describe both males and females, sort of a generic term, technically incorrect but being used frequently. I suspect the term, actress will soon become obsolete.

  6. Alice Soefje

    Alice Soefjeپیش ماه

    Eviesee2 you been living under a rock?

  7. Diane Stewart

    Diane Stewartپیش 2 روز

    Good lord, what happened to his face? He was unrecognizable. Dolly has had much work done, it looks like.

  8. Kamran Rahpymay-Rad

    Kamran Rahpymay-Radپیش 2 روز

    May God Bless His Soul, Great Artist who will be missed. Alway with Love

  9. Leigh Ferguson

    Leigh Fergusonپیش 6 روز

    Well said Marianne dolly and Kenny had an unbreakable bond for their music and performance as entertainers. But he loved you as his wife and lover.

  10. Andy Gadd

    Andy Gaddپیش 8 روز

    Dolly was not a TX native, she was born in TN. Nicki, you horses ass.

  11. Texas Gal

    Texas Galپیش 9 روز

    I would have to do him if I was on the road with Kenny. 😍

  12. Galahad Graves

    Galahad Gravesپیش 16 روز

    Good video and believable.

  13. Paul Warwick

    Paul Warwickپیش 20 روز

    Oh come on who do they think they are kidding.

  14. Ryan Neidlinger

    Ryan Neidlingerپیش 22 روز

    Kenny just dropped in to see what condition Dolly's condition was in

  15. Judi Bennett

    Judi Bennettپیش 22 روز


  16. Robert smee

    Robert smeeپیش 23 روز

    Kenny Rogers was OK but not real country.

  17. sheila turner

    sheila turnerپیش 24 روز

    Kenny was and is the best!!!!!!❤️❤️

  18. Andrew Williamson

    Andrew Williamsonپیش 24 روز

    I believe Dolly has been with her cuckold for 48 years.whatever idc

  19. Pickax Mining

    Pickax Miningپیش 24 روز

    Old Kenny folded😕

  20. JoeCnNd

    JoeCnNdپیش 25 روز

    There's also a song all my exes live in Texas thats why Kenny hangs his hat in Tennessee.

  21. Leo Sun

    Leo Sunپیش 25 روز

    I believe that there was no relationship save a good friendship

  22. S. E. C-R

    S. E. C-Rپیش 25 روز

    It’s sad that a true friendship between opposite sexes or anyone has to be explained or “debunked” These two legends were great friends and it made their performances together even greater and more memorable!

  23. david petersen

    david petersenپیش 26 روز

    2 very class acts!

  24. chris chris

    chris chrisپیش 26 روز

    God id love to pound dolly mmmm

  25. Jeta-Maria Swanepoel

    Jeta-Maria Swanepoelپیش 28 روز

    Kenny Rogers had the same plastic surgeon as But Reynolds. They liked the "china'-look.

  26. Daniel R

    Daniel Rپیش 28 روز

    RIP Kenny Rogers. He was one of the best in country music

  27. three blind mice

    three blind miceپیش 29 روز


  28. Jane Marsee

    Jane Marseeپیش 29 روز

    Everytime I drove to Texas, Georgia, Wyoming, Tennessee and Florida, I took Kenny Rogers with me and he sang to me all the way there and back. I wore out my cassette tapes playing Kenny while driving.

  29. Daniel Collett

    Daniel Collettپیش 29 روز

    Dolly is from TENNESSEE not Texas. Do more homework.

  30. George Foryan

    George Foryanپیش 29 روز

    Dolly should not be so out spoken on certain things and be very careful what she says as many will taken out of context

  31. DeAnna Chandler

    DeAnna Chandlerپیش ماه

    Dolly, I pray for your healing and loss!!! I love you and wish you could know what you’ve done for me for 53 years. Your talent and artistry I believe has helped to save my life.there were so many times your music is all I have. Be Blessed.

  32. Sharon Fain

    Sharon Fainپیش ماه

    RIP Kenny, Dolby an you were two beautiful voices and to friendships that were close can’t beat that!

  33. Mr J W

    Mr J Wپیش ماه

    Dolly has always been openly promiscuous, her husband has known throughout their marriage, she’s had affairs with many of her film co-stars and musicians she collaborated with. If she had an affair with Kenny I’m pretty sure we would have heard something, I just think she found a really good friend in Kenny and he found the same.

  34. deaconsmom2000

    deaconsmom2000پیش ماه

    I don't know. I've been around for most of their careers and I never heard any rumors. Carl has always been right there.

  35. Bless America

    Bless Americaپیش ماه

    I didn’t know he was with so many women- what happened to the “lady”? There are too many ladies! ;) One of my favorite songs

  36. James Konzek

    James Konzekپیش ماه

    I remember back when Dolly turned down Playboy for a photo shoot. I wish she would have, but I'm glad she didn't. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but it's how I feel 🤔

  37. Pamela's V Log

    Pamela's V Logپیش ماه

    Loved Kenny very much... They were the best of friends... Love their sound and how sweet they were... That is all that matters.... The Ex should just keep her mouth shut... He said they never did anything... I believe him...

  38. Genevieve Hansen

    Genevieve Hansenپیش ماه

    Rest in love, dear Man

  39. Sar chwarz

    Sar chwarzپیش ماه

    Thay were the best!

  40. MarieBea Kelley

    MarieBea Kelleyپیش ماه

    Dolly Parton Never needed plastic surgery. She was so Beautiful without it.

  41. Gimmiepig

    Gimmiepigپیش ماه

    Thank you Kenny!

  42. Willi Ingulf Ditlefsen

    Willi Ingulf Ditlefsenپیش ماه

    New title: What Nicki Swift has to say about Kenny Rogers, his ex wife and dolly Parton.

  43. Ramiro Gonzalez

    Ramiro Gonzalezپیش ماه

    He was one of the best country music!!!

  44. Debbie Mcclure

    Debbie Mcclureپیش ماه

    Hopefully this will help people realize you can be beautiful sexy people and still have strictly platonic relationships..

  45. Joe Devola

    Joe Devolaپیش ماه

    Dolly Parton is a Lesbian. Part of the sick entertainment business.

  46. Sonja Carlson

    Sonja Carlsonپیش ماه


  47. Stewart Nicol

    Stewart Nicolپیش ماه

    Unconsummated love is the purest love of all.

  48. Pam Putman

    Pam Putmanپیش ماه

    So sad,you will be sadly miss Kenny Rogers,

  49. preciouslogic77

    preciouslogic77پیش ماه

    I loved Kenny Rogers music but don't expect me to believe him & Dollie never shagged! I live in the reality of human nature.

  50. fuglyucker

    fuglyuckerپیش ماه

    Leave Dolly alone ! I think people are just jealous of her massive hits, no pun intended

  51. rich ernest

    rich ernestپیش ماه

    Gentleman beyond reproach!Dolly worship!!Boss business.

  52. Lady In Red

    Lady In Redپیش ماه

    RIP my idol 😢

  53. Jacqueline Porter

    Jacqueline Porterپیش ماه

    "You can't make old friends " Dolly and Kenny were truly the best of friends, I for 1 think that if we all had a friendship like theirs the world might be a happier place, GOD BLESS YOU KENNY 🙏 RIP , BEST WISHES TO KENNY'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS X

  54. Brian Skala

    Brian Skalaپیش ماه

    They never banged? Bullshit.

  55. B. money

    B. moneyپیش ماه

    I think you're all in it together the wife's and all that s*** they all like to have orgies and all this s*** they don't want to tell you about it but it's real what a f****** joke

  56. B. money

    B. moneyپیش ماه

    Kenny Rogers with a cheating lying no-good motherfuker that sang just a little bit what a f****** joke

  57. Gordon Slaunwhite

    Gordon Slaunwhiteپیش ماه

    He was a wonderful singer song writer why is it we have to die. It seems so heart breaking loosing these greats I had no idea he died till I saw this video RIP dearest Kenny

  58. luv3daysgrace1

    luv3daysgrace1پیش ماه

    Are actors and singers starting to look weird? They don’t look human anymore. It’s scary.

  59. Ginger Read

    Ginger Readپیش ماه

    Dolly had to find out on the news she didnt need to.find out like that i grew up to their music and i still do im 11 ik i didnt know him or her but i cried and cried

  60. Sarah

    Sarahپیش ماه

    Love them both, but both plastic surgeries look awful.

  61. Elle Sunshine

    Elle Sunshineپیش ماه

    Rip beautiful man 💗

  62. Elle Sunshine

    Elle Sunshineپیش ماه

    Everybody love Dolly❤️, but Dolly isn't like that she's a lady .. love Dolly♥️💝♥️

  63. I. Wynn Wynn

    I. Wynn Wynnپیش ماه

    Yuck keenly Rogers was always so old and ugly and gross

  64. Joel Swanson

    Joel Swansonپیش ماه

    This is so unnecessary.

  65. philomelodia

    philomelodiaپیش ماه

    I’ll bet he had his moments where he wished he had. Dolly was hot stuff back in the day

  66. Vernon Thomas

    Vernon Thomasپیش ماه

    Wow BEAUTIFUL ....

  67. stormy weather

    stormy weatherپیش ماه

    stupid video

  68. Ken Belmont

    Ken Belmontپیش ماه

    I don't doubt that Dolly was a bit flirty with Kenny (even behind the cameras,) BUT I also think she was respectful of Kenny and his marriage, and I don't really see Dolly as the type to run off with some man whom she sang a few songs with and give up a 40+ year marriage. They were artists. They were an exceptional duo. They may have shared a friendly kiss here and there, but they both knew they had other things going on in their lives to be caught up in a scandal.

  69. Inquisitive Southern Woman

    Inquisitive Southern Womanپیش ماه

    Back in the early 90s Dolly admitted to having lots of affairs with many men in the industry. She was on MTV at some event and was backed up on Billy Ray Cyrus rubbing her body all over his. She told the interviewer her husband knew what she did and didn't care as long as she came home to her husband.

  70. N gate

    N gateپیش ماه

    4 wives? lol wow. whats that say? didnt like his music really anyway.. couple of songs. he was nothing like conway twitty, porter wagoner. they were legends!!!

  71. Roadrunner Garage

    Roadrunner Garageپیش ماه

    Dolly is not from Texas. She is from TN.

  72. Kiki M

    Kiki Mپیش ماه

    Well, being that Dolly is a hoe and wants to be on playboy, claims to be a Christian, I don't see how! She's a push over and just very insinuating, so I don't doubt she has stop from offering herself, really check her movies, themes, etc

  73. Nubian King

    Nubian Kingپیش ماه

    You will certainly be missed real great music...my favorite was lady...rest in peace...kenny....

  74. David Janowski

    David Janowskiپیش ماه

    I worked as a caterer in Anchorage Alaska and catered Kenny's July '83 concert there. While fulfilling his personal requests for food etc. in his room back stage his wife Mary Ann came in to check that things were as he requested. Photos do not do her justice, she's absolutely stunning, and a very nice person. In approval of my efforts to please Mr. Rogers she said that when I came back to remove the hot trays etc. after their departure that I should look above a certain kitchen cabinet. When I did, there was an 8X10 autographed photo of Kenny and a $100 bill.

  75. TutorJuls Lee

    TutorJuls Leeپیش 28 روز

    What a classy lady!

  76. Joyce Braithwaite

    Joyce Braithwaiteپیش ماه

    Rest in peace

  77. Lisa S From Ohio

    Lisa S From Ohioپیش ماه

    David Janowski That’s a good story. Thanks for sharing.

  78. gramma doh

    gramma dohپیش ماه

    That is so cool to have that happen. :)

  79. greatriffishere

    greatriffishereپیش ماه

    Great story !!! A 100 dollars in 1983 was worth a lot more than it is today!! Plus a autographed photo !!! Very cool!!

  80. Krissy c

    Krissy cپیش ماه

    Loved Kenny God bless your soul.

  81. EricoChico

    EricoChicoپیش ماه

    they probably banged once and thats the end of it

  82. NOT 8 BIT

    NOT 8 BITپیش ماه

    Thank you for pointing out that this is Kenny Rogers's "Ex-wife".

  83. Jose Rios

    Jose Riosپیش ماه


  84. Golden Oak

    Golden Oakپیش ماه

    Kenny Rogers is a legend. Just hearing his name makes me want to listen to his music.

  85. gina gray

    gina grayپیش ماه

    Can't stand either of them, yuck.

  86. S M

    S Mپیش ماه

    I don't t think l believe them!!

  87. bixby canyon bridge 1983

    bixby canyon bridge 1983پیش ماه

    She is not a Texas native

  88. Daniel

    Danielپیش ماه

    Dolly Parton is a "bitch"

  89. Model Blue42

    Model Blue42پیش ماه

    I liked this video. Good work guys.

  90. My Many Vids

    My Many Vidsپیش ماه

    All that plastic surgery ruined his good looks

  91. James Norred

    James Norredپیش ماه