Dolly Parton says not spending '24/7, 365' days with her husband of 54 years ...

Dolly Parton tied the knot with Carl Dean 54 years ago on May 30, 1966.

And the country music icon, 74, sat down for a virtual interview with Gabby Barrett for , where she dished advice on how to make a marriage last.

Dolly said: 'We're not in each other's face all the time. I think there's a lot to be said about having some sensible separation because you can't be with somebody 24/7, 365 and not want to smack their face now and then.' 

Country music icon Dolly Parton sat down for a virtual interview with Gabby Barrett for Amazon Music, where she dished advice on how to make a marriage last.

Country music icon Dolly Parton sat down for a virtual interview with Gabby Barrett for Amazon Music, where she dished advice on how to make a marriage last.

Gabby, who is set to celebrate her first anniversary with husband Cade Foehner, sat down to talk to the legend in celebration of her Amazon Original cover of her hit 1974 song I Will Always Love You.

The 20-year-old singer and husband Cade, 24, are expecting their first child together, a baby girl; the duo, who met on American Idol season 16 in 2018, tied the knot October 2019.

Dolly, who revealed she's never fought with Dean, 78, said to Gabby of making a marriage last: 'My husband and I always had a great friendship. We're both funny, and we both have a great and warped sense of humor so we've always had a good time.'

The icon continued: 'He's pretty much a loner and a homebody, and I'm a gypsy. But when I'm home, I love that. We don't do the same thing so it gives us different stuff to talk about.'

Lovebirds: She tied the knot with Carl Dean 54 years ago on May 30, 1966

Lovebirds: She tied the knot with Carl Dean 54 years ago on May 30, 1966

In conversation: Gabby, who is set to celebrate her first wedding anniversary with husband Cade Foehner, covered Dolly's hit 1974 song I Will Always Love You

In conversation: Gabby, who is set to celebrate her first anniversary with husband Cade Foehner, covered Dolly's hit 1974 song I Will Always Love You

Dolly added: 'He doesn't get involved in my business, and I don't in his, so we have our little world that we create for ourselves.'

The Jolene singer said: 'I've always made jokes that the reason our marriage has lasted so long is because I stay gone. Well, there is a lot of truth in that. We're not in each other's face all the time.' 

'I think there's a lot to be said about having sensible separation because you can't be with somebody 24/7, 365 and not want to smack their face now and then,' Dolly said.

Soon to be parents: The 20-year-old singer and husband Cade, 24, are expecting their first child together, a baby girl; the duo, who met on American Idol season 16 in 2018, tied the knot October 2019

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