Dolly Parton is never short on life advice. The 75-year-old style icon has a busy career as a singer, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, but she never hesitates to speak the truth. As Dolly said, “When I got somethin’ to say, I’ll say it.” She’s been particularly vocal about her experience of being a woman in the spotlight. In a 1977 interview with Barbara Walters, she famously said, “I don’t like to be like everybody else. I’ve often made the statement that I’d never stoop so low as to be fashionable; that’s the easiest thing in the world to do.” So it should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian found inspiration in Dolly’s message, or that Dolly took the time to respond with kind words of encouragement.
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Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of herself lounging on a boat in a lavender bikini and quoted Dolly: “‘Don’t get too busy making a living that you forget to work on making a life.’- Dolly Parton. Friendly reminder to always take a little time for yourself.”
The post got more than 13,000 comments, including one from Dolly herself! Dolly wrote, “You’re doing great sweetie ❤️”
Dolly is likely referring to the catchphrase of Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner, “You’re doing amazing, sweetie,” which the businesswoman is reportedly in the process of having trademarked.
Fans were so excited to see this exchange between the two celebrities. One wrote, “Most EPIC & fitting comment!! You surely are witty, smart, & beautiful inside and out!! @dollyparton.” Another commented, “The nod from Dolly, officially makes you legendary❤️🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌.” While someone else said, “you are the greatest Dolly, you are the true example.”
Everyone could use a friend like Dolly!