Country music legend Dolly Parton revealed that she and her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, never had children. In 1984, Parton underwent a partial hysterectomy and was told she would not be able to conceive. This news pushed her into a two-year depression and led her to scale down her professional commitments.
Parton believed that God's plan for her was to not have children so that everyone else's children could become hers. Parton and her husband had previously discussed having children and even had a name picked out for their future daughter. However, as they got older, they realized it was best that they did not become parents.
Parton felt that if she had children, she would have given up everything else and it would have fundamentally changed her life and career. Despite not being a biological mother, Parton found another way to experience motherhood. Parton became the godmother of pop singer Miley Cyrus because she was a good friend to Cyrus' father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus was a child when she started starring on the show "Hannah Montana."
Parton played a role on the show and enjoyed the time she spent with Cyrus. The two developed a close bond, with Cyrus calling Parton "Aunt Dolly." Parton taught Cyrus important values in life, such as staying grounded, treating people with respect, and remembering what is truly important in life. Parton not only provides guidance and support to Cyrus but also defends her from her critics.
Parton's influence goes beyond Cyrus, as she is like a fairy godmother to everyone and is loved by all. Cyrus, now 30 years old, is focused on creating music for herself and has taken a fresh approach in her career and life.
In December 2022, she hosted a TV special with Parton called "Miley's New Year's Eve Party: Legendary," showcasing their unique chemistry and love. Parton's impact on Cyrus and the world is undeniable.