Carl Dean, who has been married to country music legend Dolly Parton for 55 years, celebrated his 79th birthday on Tuesday. To celebrate the occasion, Parton gave him a sexy birthday surprise by recreating her iconic 1978 Playboy cover for him.

“Hey. Today’s July 20. It’s my husband Carl’s birthday, and you’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this. Well, it’s for my husband’s birthday,” Parton, 75, said in a video that she posted to Twitter.

“Remember sometime back I said I was going to pose on Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75, and they don’t have a magazine anymore, but my husband always loved the original cover with Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy,” she added. “He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years, and I’m not going to try and talk him out of that.”

Parton was seen in the video wearing a tight black bustier and bunny ears for the occasion. She also mirrored her exact look for her previous Playboy shoot by putting on a sparkly pink bow tie with matching cuffs.

Parton proceeded to give Dean a framed photo of the “old new Dolly” beside her original Playboy cover as she sang to him in her sexy outfit.

“In the first one … I was kind of a little butterball in that one. Well, I’m string cheese now, but he’ll probably think I’m cream cheese, I hope,” she said as she winked at the camera.

Parton concluded her video by saying that she thinks Playboy should pay her for her new photo shoot before asking her fans if they agreed.

Page Six reported that Parton was the first country music star to ever pose for Playboy, doing so on the condition that she didn’t need to be nude.

“I have been asked, back in the day, but that was so totally not me. I would never do that,” she said back in 2011. “But that was a good article they ran in there, and it was just a fun thing to do. That was just another way I was trying to market myself, at that time, to kinda get in the mainstream.”

Recommended
Join the Discussion

COMMENT POLICY: We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment!