Dolly Parton’s Niece Shares Her Memories of Playing Dress-Up with Her Famous Aunt, Never Seeing Her Without Make-Up

Dolly Parton’s Niece Shares Her Memories of Playing Dress-Up with Her Famous Aunt, Never Seeing Her Without Make-Up

Dolly Parton is known for her glamorous get ups and niece Jada Star has revealed she’s never seen the singer without make-up.

Jada, who is the daughter of country star’s younger sister Frieda, said despite her attempts as a child she never managed to catch the now 78-year-old ‘un-glammed’ and would instead raid her wardrobe and try on her iconic blonde wigs. 

Recalling a two week family trip to Hawaii she told The Mirror: ‘I remember one night I tried my hardest to wake up earlier than everyone else so I could see her without make-up but it didn’t happen’. 

‘I’ve never seen her un-glammed in my life – there’s only ever been a handful who have. But from what I’ve heard, you’d still know it’s her. She’s naturally beautiful’. 

Jada, who is set to perform herself at Glastonbury this year and also recently appeared on reality show Claim To Fame, added: ‘[Dolly] jokes about all the unnatural stuff and all the nips and tucks, but if you see pictures of her as a teenager she’s a bombshell. She’s stunning – she’s always been beautiful, on the inside and out’.

Dolly Parton’s Niece Shares Her Memories of Playing Dress-Up with Her Famous Aunt, Never Seeing Her Without Make-Up

Dolly Parton, 78, is known for her glamorous get ups and niece Jada Star (R) has revealed she’s never seen the singer without make-up

Jada, who is the daughter of iconic singer's younger sister Frieda, said despite her attempts as a child she never managed to catch the now 78-year-old 'un-glammed' (Dolly pictured in March)

Jada, who is the daughter of iconic singer’s younger sister Frieda, said despite her attempts as a child she never managed to catch the now 78-year-old ‘un-glammed’ (Dolly pictured in March)

She would  instead raid her aunt's wardrobe and try on her iconic blonde wigs (pictured)

She would  instead raid her aunt’s wardrobe and try on her iconic blonde wigs (pictured)

It comes after Dolly previously revealed she’d been sleeping in her makeup every night for decades in case of an ’emergency’.

She admitted that she chooses to sleep in a full face of glam in case she’s spotted by unexpected photographers in the streets.

In her book, Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones, Dolly confessed the habit began in the 1980s.

She wrote: ‘When I arrived in LA in the 80s, I started sleeping with my makeup on, partly because of the earthquakes’. 

‘I thought, “I’m not heading out on the streets without makeup in case there are cameras out there! I’m going to be ready to go!”‘

Although she sleeps in her full face of makeup, Dolly admitted that she makes sure to properly clean her face in the morning, before reapplying another layer.

She added: ‘It doesn’t matter when you clean your face as long as you clean it once a day. After I wake up, I do all the little rituals, and then I start over again and go out every day and look good all day long.’

‘This is also true back home in Tennessee. I don’t want to go to bed looking like a hag with Carl’. 

Recalling a two week family trip to Hawaii Jada said : 'I remember one night I tried my hardest to wake up earlier than everyone else so I could see her without make-up but it didn't happen' (Jada pictured with Dolly)

Recalling a two week family trip to Hawaii Jada said : ‘I remember one night I tried my hardest to wake up earlier than everyone else so I could see her without make-up but it didn’t happen’ (Jada pictured with Dolly) 

Saying: 'I've never seen her un-glammed in my life – there's only ever been a handful who have. But from what I've heard, you'd still know it's her. She's naturally beautiful' (Dolly pictured 2023)

Saying: ‘I’ve never seen her un-glammed in my life – there’s only ever been a handful who have. But from what I’ve heard, you’d still know it’s her. She’s naturally beautiful’ (Dolly pictured 2023) 

Jada, who is set to perform herself at Glastonbury this year and also recently appeared on reality show Claim To Fame, added: '[Dolly] jokes about all the unnatural stuff and all the nips and tucks, but if you see pictures of her as a teenager she's a bombshell. She's stunning – she's always been beautiful, on the inside and out'

Jada, who is set to perform herself at Glastonbury this year and also recently appeared on reality show Claim To Fame, added: ‘[Dolly] jokes about all the unnatural stuff and all the nips and tucks, but if you see pictures of her as a teenager she’s a bombshell. She’s stunning – she’s always been beautiful, on the inside and out’ 

Carl Thomas Dean and Dolly tied the knot in 1966 in a small ceremony after they met two years prior. 

It was also reported that the singer had  been secretly working on creating a ‘massive new album’ set to be released later this year.

The project, reportedly titled Dolly Parton: Smokey Mountain DNA, will be the country music legend’s 50th record. 

Niece Jada confirmed the details to The Sun as she gushed about how her aunt was inspired by her heritage and collaborated with more than 20 of their family members on the album. 

‘It is an album that documents her whole life. It has been a huge undertaking which involves the whole family,’ Star, 44, revealed. ‘It is an album she has produced with more than 30 tracks with over 20 family members. She sings with us on every track.’

It was also reported that the singer had been secretly working on creating a 'massive new album' set to be released later this year  (pictured 2015)

It was also reported that the singer had been secretly working on creating a ‘massive new album’ set to be released later this year  (pictured 2015)

She continued: ‘The album covers songs written about her childhood, her mother and father, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, all the way to her nieces and nephews.’

‘We all get to share interpretations of her songs or write our own songs for it. It has been a huge crazy project,’ Star gushed. 

The reality star noted that she penned a track, called The Orchard, on the upcoming album, which she said is ‘all about our family tree and what we share with the world.’ 

Dolly’s goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, however is not featured on the record. 

Jada added that the ‘album will run alongside the docu-series’ tracing Dolly’s Welsh ancestry, which was announced earlier this month. 

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