Legendary actress-singer Dolly Parton has denied rumors she married a longtime female friend, saying if she were gay, she would be the first to run out of the closet.

In an interview with Michigan gay weekly Pride Source, the 68-year-old Parton, who is promoting her latest studio album Blue Smoke, dismissed a recent National Enquirer story linking her to Judy Ogle.

When Parton was asked to respond to people mistaking her for gay, she answered: “[Laughs] Well, you know what, it's true. In fact, there was some story recently where I was supposedly marrying my longtime friend Judy and that my husband was OK with it! I thought, 'Where did they come up with all this?' I am not gay, but if I were I would be the first one running out of the closet.”

“And right into Judy's arms,” the interviewer said.

“Yeah, who knows! I might've said: 'Judy, you wanna get something going with me?' [Laughs] But our friendship is just a precious friendship.”

Parton added that if she were a drag queen her stage name would be “P. Kitty … like P. Diddy!”

(Related: Dolly Parton endorses marriage equality.)