Gary Shirley, Amber Portwood "Renew Commitment"

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Teen Mom's Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley have an interesting relationship.

After their violent outburst on the MTV reality show triggered a police investigation, they say they are putting the past behind them and looking forward.

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That means exchanging rings and renewing their commitment. We're talking about promise rings, of course, because they're not married. Yes, seriously.

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"They just bought each other new rings as a sign of their commitment," Gary's mom, Carol Zizak, told Radar Online. "They're promise rings where they're promising that they're going to work on their relationship, not date anyone else."

Magical. Guess that criminal she was dating is out of the picture?

Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley have been in couples therapy to salvage their relationship, and she hasn't beaten him in weeks. Hey, baby steps, right?

The parents of adorable baby Leah are serious, too, Carol insists.

"Amber told me, 'Come look at what Gary bought me!'" she says. "Gary's looks like big bling jewelry! Amber's is very pretty, dainty, delicate - like her."

Aww. They've come so far since their televised pummeling.

"I know Amber and I know she can get angry, but I also know she loves Gary and Gary loves her," Carol said. "They both love each other very much."

"Amber is a very sweet girl and she's had a tough childhood. But she is genuine. I always tell her that nothing you do will stop me from loving you."

"Too many parents say you have to earn their love and go through hoops. You love each other through good and bad and that's what I taught Gary."

Profound. So deeply profound.

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