The Bachelorette star Jarrod Woodgate caused a stir recently when he shared snaps of his "proposal" to girlfriend Sam Royce.
However, talking to Woman's Day, Jarrod says it's more of a commitment ring to solidify their healthy relationship.
"It's a 'thank you for showing me what a healthy relationship is and how I deserve to be treated' ring," he says.
In what appeared to be a dig at former girlfriend Keira Maguire, 33, who he dated on-and-off for a year, Jarrod said it was nice to be in a relationship that isn't as superficial.
"It's nice to be loved for who I am on the inside, not my profile," he adds.
"I've finally realised that no amount of designer clothes, fancy restaurants or exclusive parties can compare to being treated well and being encouraged to be my true dorky self."
Jarrod, 34, and Sam, 24 – who appeared on Matt Agnew's season of The Bachelor – confirmed their relationship earlier this year, announcing they had moved in together in Darwin.
After splitting with Jarrod last year, Keira was previously said to be furious about her ex's new relationship.
"She was still hoping Jarrod would change his mind and want her back, so when she saw him cuddling up to Sam on Instagram it was like a slap in the face," a source previously told Woman's Day.
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"She's still bitter about the way Jarrod dumped her and can't believe he could move on so quickly – her ego has been dented.
"It certainly doesn't help that Sam could pass as her twin, which is why she has been laughing with her mates and calling her the Kmart version!"
The insider added the vineyard manager hasn't been shy about comparing Sam to Keira.
"Jarrod's been telling everyone who will listen that Sam is so different to Keira. He loves that she's so career-driven and is making a real difference in the world," our spy said.
"Sam enjoys the simple things in life, and that's what Jarrod felt he was missing with Keira."