Dolly Parton opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the “sacrifices” she’s made in her career and that includes not having kids.
“Since I had no kids, and my husband was pretty independent, I had freedom,” the 74-year-old legendary country singer shared in a clip from her interview with Winfrey on “The Oprah Conversation” on Apple TV+ that will air Friday. The clip was shared by the “Today” show in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Dolly Parton Announces ‘Surprise’ Online Release Of 93 Classic Songs To Help Entertain During Coronavirus Pandemic)
“So I think a big part of my whole success is the fact that I was free to work,” she added.
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Parton continued, “And I didn’t have children because I believed that God didn’t mean for me to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine, so I could do things like Imagination Library because if I hadn’t had the freedom to work, I wouldn’t have done all the things I’ve done.” (RELATED: Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday With Her Most Memorable Looks [SLIDESHOW])