Clare Crawley caused a bit of a stir over the weekend when paparazzi photographed her wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her wedding finger.
On Oct. 19, "The Bachelorette" star took to Instagram to clear up any misconception about the jewelry.
"People have noticed I wear this ring on my wedding finger, and have asked why! The truth is because it is a commitment to myself first and foremost, to embody self-love," she captioned a video of her flashing the alleged ring in question. "In the past I found myself getting into relationships where there was little to no reciprocity, and in the end would feel depleted and empty."
She added, "This is my promise to myself, to make sure I always had enough self love that no matter what happened, I was committed to loving myself unconditionally, and that is something no man could take away from me."
In a separate Instagram video, she said she's worn the ring "for a while now" and it's something that "no man can ever take away from me."
"I would never want anything from a man that I couldn't do myself," she added, "so I got myself some diamonds."
Although Clare is currently the star of "The Bachelorette," it's suspected that she will cut her journey short. Multiple reports state she fell in love with Dale Moss and left the show with the former NFL player.
During the season premiere of "The Bachelorette," Clare appeared to be at a loss for words when she met Dale. In fact, immediately after meeting him she said, "I definitely feel like I just met my husband."
While neither Clare nor producers have confirmed the speculation, promos for the show hint at a major shakeup. Longtime host Chris Harrison appears to tell Clare she has "blown up 'The Bachelorette.'"
It's been reported that fan favorite Tayshia Adams eventually replaces Clare as this season's "Bachelorette."