A couple of weeks ago, Amy Roloff took Chris Marek to visit her home state of Michigan. It was a major step in their relationship ... and many saw it as a prelude to an engagement.
Well, Amy shared a new photo of her and Chris in a group picture.
And fans could not help zeroing in on the very conspicuous ring on her finger. Take a look!
Amy took to Instagram to share a group photo in which she and boyfriend Chris took center stage.
"Celebrating this awesome guy -Chris - birthday," Amy wrote.
She added that she was celebrating "with Randy, Alicia, Art, and Lisa."
"Friendship is one of the best gifts," Amy added. "Happy Birthday Chris!"
Here is the pic:
We've included a closer look at her ring -- both rings, actually -- below.
Fans noticed right away, and could not resist commenting.
"Are you engaged?" Asked one fan. "I noticed the ring"
Another fan piped up: "I notice a ring on your finger!!!"
While one ring is on her right ring finger and the other is on her left pinky, clearly, fans have picked up on how close Amy and Chris have become.
One fan was not going to let the others kid themselves, and wrote: "Wrong hand!"
There were also, of course, the usual comments.
Plenty of nice birthday messages for Chris. Plenty of pleasant compliments for Amy.
There were also the unfortunately standard accustaions that Chris is dating her for the wrong reasons.
Our absolute favorite comment was: "AMY HAPPINESS FOE U ALWAYS PL JUST GO FOR A FACIAL U WILL BE SO RELAXED AND WILL DO WONDERS FOR UR APPEARANCE JUST SAYING."
Time after time, fans accuse Chris of dating Amy for the wrong reasons.
Some believe that it's all part of a sinister plot to get his hands on her money and on her piece of Roloff Farms.
Others believe that he's chasing fame, since she's a reality star.
Despite these suspicions, Chris appears to be nothing but nice and loving.
In contrast, Amy's ex Matt Roloff suggested that she's kind of dumb. Notably, many of the viewers who are wary of Chris think that Amy should get back with Matt.
We would like to believe that the folks who can't trust Chris are really just sentimental about Amy and Matt's marriage.
Unfortunately, it seems more likely that some people are -- perhaps even on a subconscious level -- suspicious of any man of average height who is dating a little person.
While little people are sometimes pursued by "chasers" who fetishize them, Chris just seems to be a loving boyfriend who loves Amy enough to stay with her despite harassment from fans.
Even though it doesn't look like either of Amy's rings are an engagement ring, it's great that they're spending so much pleasant time together.
Perhaps these two will get engaged soon, but of course it's very healthy for them to take their time. Especially considering how complicated Amy's life can be at times.
We hope that Chris had a wonderful birthday!