Since Sophie Monk chose Stu Laundy on the finale episode of The Bachelorette, the legitimacy of the couple's romance has come into question.
Radio hosts Em Rusciano and Kate Langbroek as well as The Project's Meshel Laurie have declared that the reality TV union is 'fake'.
However in Thursday's OK! magazine, the father-of-four is more concerned about the wellbeing of his children, stating: 'People's opinions can hurt kids.'
'People's opinions can hurt kids': The Bachelorette's Stu Laundy, 44, revealed the toll public perception has placed on his four children, in Thursday's OK! magazine, as it's claimed his romance with Sophie Monk is fake
Stu told the publication: 'The only concern I have had thus far throughout the entire process is the wellbeing of my children and the negative impact on them.
'People's opinions can hurt kids, which I don't think they realise,' the 44-year-old pub baron continued.
Stu's comments come shortly after he hit back at media personalities Kate and Meshel, for declaring his romance with Sophie, 37, to be fake.
He told Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson on Tuesday's Kyle and Jackie O radio show: 'They had their knives out for me!'
'They had their knives out for me!' Tuesday saw Stu lash out at media personalities Meshel Laurie and Kate Langbroek, on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, for describing his romance with Sophie to be fake
After Stu and Sophie were grilled on Friday's The Project, the millionaire said 'vengeful' Meshel, 41, was rude to him from the get-go.
'A lady I'd never met just started shooting me, it was pretty rude actually,' he explained.
Meshel, a regular on the Channel Ten news program, accused Sophie of having done 'the classic woman thing.'
Firing back: The pub baron fired back at the two women, telling co-hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Henderson: 'They had their knives out for me!'
Not impressed: After the high-profile couple were grilled on Friday's The Project, Stu said 'vengeful' Meshel, 41, was rude to him from the get-go
The comedian said on-air to the Click actress: 'I think you've done the classic woman thing where you say that you want one thing but what you actually go for is something else.
You said in the beginning, "I just want a down-to-earth, normal guy who wants to get married and have kids," what you've chosen is a millionaire, who's already married and had a vasectomy.'