Miley Cyrus has said she has learned to keep her private life private and that is why she and fiance Liam Hemsworth keep their relationship low-key.
The 20-year-old singer and the 23-year-old Hunger Games star - who began dating in 2009 after starring together in love story The Last Song and got engaged last year - have been surrounded by split rumours.
But Miley told Elle UK as she posed for a photoshoot with her engagement ring firmly on: "We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed. But we keep our relationship low-key and don't talk about it any more."
She added: "We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight - into my life and my puppies and my house - and I just don't feel they get that privilege any more.
"Like on my Twitter, I'm much more... not conservative, but you don't see a picture of my dogs. You don't get that personal stuff any more."
The former child star also said she feels she can have a sexy image without giving all of herself.
Miley said: "A star is someone who doesn't have to take her clothes off to be sexy because you naturally have star power. Sex does sell, but you have to find a way that's not just showing your t**s. I don't want to be a glorified model. They just walk on stage and it's all about their clothes - or lack of clothes."
Defending the nude photoshoot in a bedsheet that she did at the age of 15 for photographer Annie Leibovitz, she said: "You can't even look at something that's just beautiful without immediately going to sex. That's sad."
The star also revealed she had advised 19-year-old Justin Bieber not to get carried away by fame.
She said: "I noticed he [Justin Bieber] was taking all these photos of people and doing a lot of s***, and I just grabbed him and said, 'Just take a snapshot in your brain of this moment, so you don't forget'."