While speaking to Parade about Dean, Parton discussed how he's never been jealous, even though she's a global superstar. Parton said it's reassuring to see how secure Dean is with himself, which makes her love him even more:
"He understands me, he gets me. He's very secure within himself. He's never been jealous. It's a great compliment to me. This is his statement: 'Well, hell, I know it's not easy out there. I'd feel less about any man that didn't fall in love with you.' So that's his attitude. Because of that, I realize I'd never find that again in anybody. He loves me and I love him."