Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos


Dolly Parton knows how to bring out the love.

The music legend's Pure & Simple concert stop last night at the Hollywood Bowl included an audience full of celebrity couples.

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons arrived to their seats hand-in-hand. The two danced, sang and snuck in a few kisses while Parton sang "Islands in the Stream." Kylie Minogue did the same a few seats away with her fiance Joshua Sasse.

Elizabeth Banks, who attended with her husband Max Handelman, tweeted, "At the @DollyParton show @ the Hollywood Bowl. My #1 idol since I was a little girl. #truetalent #legend."

We also spotted Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos chatting before the concert began with Happy Days legend Henry Winkler, Parton's 9 to 5 co-star Lily Tomlin and her wife Jane Wagner and Fashion Police star Brad Goreski and his fiance Gary Janetti.

Katy Perry posted Instagram Stories videos with Parton backstage. She also posted vids showing her in the audience with designer Jeremy Scott. If Perry's boyfriend Orlando Bloom was there, we didn't see him and the "Firework" singer didn't included him in her Instagram Stories posts.

Ousted Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson was on his feet singing along to "9 to 5." Teri Hatcher enjoyed the show with family and friends.

Johnny Knoxville and his wife Naomi Nelson tried to beat the crowds at the end of the night by leaving before Parton was finished her last song of the night "I Will Always Love You." Knoxville happily took photos with fans.

Celebrities aside, Parton charmed the sold-out crowd with her usual quotable wit.

"I'm a self-made woman," she said. "I have the doctor bills to prove it."

Another crack? "My clothes are so tight, I usually buy them two sizes too small, then get them taken in."

Parton also confirmed that she and her husband Carl Dean renewed their wedding vows for their 50th anniversary in May.

 Parton's second L.A. show tonight is also at the Hollywood Bowl.

—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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