Country music legend Dolly Parton thrilled her fans when she shared a throwback photo of her and her husband, Carl Dean, on her Instagram page Wednesday.

In the photo, the couple can be seen holding hands while posing before the camera. Parton wears a red long-sleeved blouse while Dean's seemingly photoshopped T-shirt shows a vintage image of Parton with her name written on it.

The musician smiles sweetly in the snap while Dean maintains an unaffected look.

"Find you a partner who will support you like my Carl Dean does," the photo's caption reads.

The post has garnered nearly half a million likes as of writing. Many fans also took to the comments section to praise the singer and her husband.

A fan commented, "Yes!!! Such a sweet relationship."

Another fan expressed her admiration for Dean's looks, noting, "Carl Dean is super handsome.”

Another one chimed in, "Carl is a hottie."

During her guesting on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1977, Parton revealed that she met Dean on the first day she arrived in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1964

"I took dirty clothes from home because I was in such a hurry to go, so I had gone to the laundromat, which was the first time that I had ever been to a laundromat," Parton recalled as per USA  Today. "I put my clothes in the washing machine, and I got a cold drink and I was just walking along the sidewalks, just kind of looking around Nashville. So, this good-looking guy went by in a Chevrolet and me being straight from the country, you speak to everybody."

Born in Pittman Center but raised in Sevierville, Tennessee, the "Jolene" singer moved to Nashville after graduating from high school to pursue a career in country music.

She and Dean tied the knot in 1966, just two years after they met.

In July this year, Parton recreated her iconic Playboy cover from 1978 to celebrate her husband's 79th birthday. The 75-year-old singer wore a tight black bustier top which she completed with bunny ears and a pink and white neck bow.

She tweeted a clip in which she could be seen wearing the ensemble, writing, "It's always #HotGirlSummer for my husband, Carl Happy Birthday my love!"

In the video, Parton reminded fans about her wish to pose for playboy at 75.

"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 of Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy," she said. "He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years, and I'm not going to try and talk him out of that. I hope you agree. What do you think?"

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