It didn't matter what people thought about her. Her focus was never on small talk. She had better things to do with her life, like become a better woman. She didn't care what people said behind her back because most of them never had the guts to say it to
"You don't find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself… and then find a man who's worthy of you. Remember that." So please don't try to seek out your worth in approval from a man & own his personal opinion, because he's only human.