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The Real Reason Why Dolly Parton And Kenny Rogers Never Dated


Country music legends Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were duet partners for many years, and when Rogers passed away on March 20, 2020, Parton tweeted, "I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend." With so much affection between them, some wonder why Parton and Rogers never dated.

Some pals and colleagues get friend-zoned, but Dolly Parton took it to another level when she sibling-zoned Kenny Rogers. "You know what, we were almost like brother and sister, and it would almost be like incest," Parton said of the idea that she and Rogers should date. "So we just never went there."

Meanwhile, Rogers once said that he and Parton "may have been tempted" to start dating, but "we didn't want to ruin a good friendship." The duo's first collaboration "Islands in the Stream" was once deemed the best country duet of all time, so it seems their platonic chemistry was just as powerful as any other kind.