Country legend Dolly Parton laughed off reports her husband Carl Dean is asking for a divorce, insisting the pair are still happy after 38 years.

Earlier this year (04), reports suggested the JOLENE singer, 58, and construction worker Dean, who married in May 1966, were undergoing divorce proceedings and Dean was demanding a $100 million (GBP55 million) settlement.

Settling rumours, Parton jokes, "He said 'Hell, I would leave you for that kinda money.'"

26/10/2004 02:41