Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Adele certainly took that to heart and paid tribute to her “hero” Dolly Parton in the best way possible: She dressed up like her! The 29-year-old took to Twitter and Instagram to share the adorable picture, and we must say, she did an amazing job with her costume.
As if the cute pic wasn’t enough of a tribute to the country singer, Adele’s caption definitely drove the point home. “The effortless queen of song, Dolly Parton! We love you! We wish we could possess an ounce of your ability. You were the hero of our night! A hero of my life. I’ll always love you,” she tweeted alongside the pic. And to make the moment even sweeter, Dolly replied to the photo, saying, “And I will always love you!”
Dolly just turned 72 on January 19, and she’s still making her mark on the music — and style — industry. So of course Adele idolizes her! And for Dolly, she also looks up to Adele as well. “Everyone loves Adele. With all my little nieces, it’s all ‘Adele this’ and ‘Adele that!’ And I love how she does her makeup, and so I’m always saying to my little nieces, ‘Can you fix my eyes like Adele?'” she said back in August 2016 to BBC News.
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“When I started that [“Head Over High Heels”] song, I had not planned to write that line. I was just thinking, ‘This needs to be about a girl dressing up sexy, so she’s got to have some makeup, and she’s got to paint her eyes.’ And all of a sudden it’s like, ‘And my eyes like Adele!'” she added, referencing her 2016 song “Head Over High Heels,” in which Dolly sings, “painting my eyes like Adele.” We wonder how Adele reacted when she found out that she was mentioned in one of the icon’s songs?!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.