Dolly Parton is allegedly struggling to accept the fact that her husband, Carl Dean doesn’t just have Alzheimer’s. What’s worse is that the condition has already progressed to the point that he no longer remembers her.

According to Globe, Dean’s diagnosis left him with no other choice but to be a househusband because he’s always just at home. But even if this is the case, Parton is doing everything that she can to help her husband remember her.

“Dolly will enter a room to talk to Carl and she sometimes sees a look of bewilderment on his face like he doesn’t know where he is or even who she is. The disease has shattered Dolly’s dreams about what their golden years would be. She’s frightened it’s only going to get worse,” the source said.

The source revealed that Dean was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago. And the diagnosis left his wife’s riddled with guilt.

“Dolly carries a lot of guilt that she didn’t spend enough time with Carl during their marriage. Carl is a real homebody, who has never liked the attention. He’s only attended three of her concerts,” the source said.

Since Parton used to have a very busy schedule, the tabloid’s source claimed that there were times wherein she and her husband did not see each other for eight straight weeks.

So, now that she still has the time to make it up to him, Parton is doing everything that she can to help Dean out.

“Dolly feels her place in life is with Carl now, to love him and to help these dark days. She’ll never forget the love and support he gave her even if his memories of her fade away,” the source said.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. As of late, the only accurate thing that the tabloid said had to do with Dean’s diagnosis.

But since it was announced that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s there’s no indication that his condition worsened. And it’s not also true that Parton has so much regret because she prioritized her career over her marriage.

All these claims were just made up by the tabloid for clickbait and put all the blame on the singer. But just like with any other type of illness, Alzheimer’s cannot be blamed on anyone.