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October 13, 2017 4:52 PM EDT

Dolly Parton might be a country music icon but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t make time to share that she approves of her goddaughter Miley Cyrus’s fiancé Liam Hemsworth.

The 71-year-old singer gave her glowing approval of Hemsworth’s face and character during an interview on Australian show Sunrise.

“Well, I have to say, Liam, her sweet boyfriend is about the most-handsome thing I’ve ever seen,” Parton said. “And he is as nice as he is good looking.”

Parton was quick to note that the longtime couple is a pair that complements each other.

“She really lucked up with him,” she said. “But I think he lucked up with her too. I think they’re a good team.”

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