Dolly Parton Defends Goddaughter Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus may be stirring up a lot of controversy lately, but this girl has a strong support system in place!  Her parents and now her godparent are right by her side, cheering her on in everything she does.  Country icon Dolly Parton is Miley's godmother and shared in a new interview that she thinks everyone needs to back off and give Miley space to grow in her own way. 

Dolly said, "I've loved her through the years and watched her grow up, and I've seen how smart she is and how talented she is. I don't think people really realize yet what a great singer and writer she really is. She's just trying to find her own place and wings and learn to fly."

Dolly is there for Miley no matter what, but she never butts in her goddaughter's business unless asked!  “If she needs my opinion on something I will surely give it and there have been times we’ve talked. But I would never dream of calling her and saying, ‘Well why are you doing this?’ or, ‘You shouldn’t do this or that’. I  know that she has thought this all through. We’ll let her go and do her own thing.”

She empathizes with Miley – or any young person, “It’s not easy being young. It’s hard to know what to do. You’ve almost got to sacrifice your damn soul just to get anything done.”


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Dolly and Miley on the set of Hannah Montana years ago.

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