I wonder if this may be as simple, as that you have edited your starting (master) version to 1:1 aspect etc, rather than editing the virtual copy you have made from that? Lightroom Classic itself can normally track different versions accurately, each one retaining its own independent editing, Collections membership, Publish attributes etc. Any given image version can possess such attributes regardless of whether it is a master or a virtual copy version - and regardless even, whether master and virtual copy status might be switched - as is also possible.
Virtual copy status should be e.g. evident from a 'folded corner' on the thumbnail in the Filmstrip. If this indication is currently not showing for you, thumbnail sizing may need to be increased until it does show.