They may have put on a united front in the past few days, looking the picture of happiness. BUT, behind the scenes, things aren’t as rosy as Bachelorette’s Emily Maynard and Jef Holm would lead us to believe.
Us Weekly reports that a family vacation went awry after Holm’s found explicit text messages and photos to and from another man on his bride-to-be’s phone…and, naturally, a huge fight ensued.
Now, Holm’s brother, Mike, has confirmed the details reported by the mag.
“I can tell you that it’s all 100% true. I was there and I heard the fight and watched the whole thing go down, Emily leaving and everything,” Mike toldUs exclusively. “I love my brother very much and, like the rest of our family, I just want him to be happy.”
But his brother also told the mag that he hopes the two can move past the incident.
“We all love Emily, too. Mistakes happen, we all get that,” he explained. “I hope they can work it all out.”
They had their skeptics as with any of the couples on the Bachelor or Bachelorette franchise, but Emily Maynard and Jef Holm’s seem like the real deal.
And their love was ever further cemented after a recent trip to Ghana.
Life & Style magazine has exclusive quotes from the pair, in addition to these photos.
The mag reports….
Just days after fans watched Jef Holm’s romantic proposal to Emily Maynard on the season finale of The Bachelorette, the couple took a trip to visit several villages in Ghana — where Jef’s company, People Water, funds the construction of a number of wells.
“We had the best time,” Emily tells Life & Style. “Jef is the most humble person ever, so he would never say all the great things he does for other people, but to be able to witness it firsthand — it definitely made me fall in love with him that much more.”
“I learned just how in love with Emily I am,” Jef tells Life & Style about falling even more in love with Emily as he watched her hand toys out to groups of excited African kids. “She jumped right in and got involved!”
And the couple are planning to return to Africa in September — as a trio. Emily wants to bring her daughter, Ricki, “and make it a whole family thing.”
Read more from Emily and Jef on their unforgettable trip in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands tomorrow.
Some of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette’s favorite couples came together last weekend to celebrate the wedding of two of the shows producers, Cassie Lambert and Peter Scalettar.
And Life & Style magazine has the exclusive photos of the bash.
Guests including Emily and Jef, along with Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson, Ashley Hebert, JP Rosenbaum, DeAnna Pappas, Stephen Stagliano and Ali Fedotowsky, all came together to celebrate the couple’s nuptials—and even Bachelor host Chris Harrison got ordained to marry the couple himself!
“We loved that Chris surprised us with a modern interpretation of the traditional blessings by people near and dear to us,” Cassie tells Life & Style.
The wedding was held at the beautiful Malibu home of Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad TV show creator Mike Fleiss. The bride looked flawless in a gorgeous organza and tulle high-low gown with Neil Lane vintage earrings and bracelet. Jesi Haack Designs was responsible for creating the fabulous, chic wedding.
“My favorite moment was after all the craziness had died down, the remaining few people sang songs accompanied by a live guitar until we couldn’t sing anymore,” Season 16 Bachelor Ben Flajnik tells Life & Style. “It was former cast, producers and creators, all belting it out. It was in that moment that I felt like we were all family.
“Seeing Pete and Cassie so in love made me realize what we do in life doesn’t define us; it’s the people we surround ourselves with that are definitive,” he adds.
For more photos inside the biggest Bachelor wedding, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands Wednesday.
She got engaged once in front of the nation, but for Emily Maynard, the second time could be the charm.
She and Jef Holm could possibly go down as one of the cutest couples in the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise.
During a host of TV show appearances, the pair revealed that they used code names to communicate and the ones that they chose were Dolly and Dean after Emily’s idol Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Thomas Dean.
Meanwhile, Maynard revealed that she believed in “great love”, but she “had no idea a love like this even existed! ”
The pair was also adorable when quizzed by Jimmy Kimmel.
If you didn’t see the clips, here they are again….
Twists, turns and one very broken heart later, “The Bachelorette” finally came to a conclusion on Sunday night with Emily Maynard picking Jef Holm.
Poor Arie didn’t even get a last date, with Emily sending him home after realizing that Jef was the man of her dreams.
During the final rose ceremony, Holm’s said: “I found my everything and I’m so in love with you and I promise you, Emily, that if you let me into your life and Ricki’s life, you will never feel lonely again.”
He proposed with a Neil Lane ring and she said yes.
During the After the Final Rose special, Arie revealed that he actually flew to Emily’s hometown of Charlotte to try to make sense of why she dumped him.
He said that he decided against visiting her, but instead left his journal for her the read (she never read it, by the way).
The handsome race car driver also said that he phoned Jef to help him understand things better and that ultimately, he was happy for the pair.
Jef and Emily have been spending weekends together in secret locations since filming ended, and on occasion’s Maynard’s daughter Ricki has joined them.
It appears that this time around, Emily has finally found love.
He comes across as earnest, adorable and refreshingly honest.
But is Jef Holms TV persona on “The Bachelorette” just one carefully planned charade?
If these exclusive photos, published in this week’s Life & Style magazine, Jef appears to still be acting very much like a bachelor, and if the mag’s latest report is anything to go by, not only has Emily been fooled, so have the show’s fans.
Life & Stylereports that Jef has been spotted flirting with a bevy of women — including two females outside a 7-Eleven parking lot in his hometown of Provo, Utah, while celebrating the Fourth of July.
“He’s a player,” a friend of Jef’s tells Life & Style. “If Emily has chosen him, she isn’t going to be happy.”
And that’s not all. A former Bachelor contestant reveals to Life & Style that Jef is a good friend of Emily’s ex Doug Cartwright, and he got tips on how to win Emily’s heart from Doug’s sister (and Emily’s Bachelor co-star for the second Brad Womack season) Michelle Money!
“Michelle coached Jef not only on how to get on The Bachelorette but also how to impress Emily and land that final rose,” says the contestant. “From watching the show, it looks like he’s some squeaky-clean Mormon who just wants to find true love, but he’s actually quite savvy about fame.”
On the July 22 finale, Emily happily and tearfully says “yes” to her chosen one and according to an insider close to her, it wasn’t an easy decision. “Emily was so careful about trusting her instincts and her heart,” says a show insider. “If this weren’t to work out, she’d be devastated. She even said at the start of the season that she couldn’t go through any more heartbreak.”
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As Bachelorette fans eagerly await Sunday night’s finale to see who gets the final rose and ultimately wins Emily Maynard’s heart, the Southern belle has been spending time with the most important person in her life– her daughter Ricki.
On June 29, Maynard thew a birthday bash for her beloved daughter, who turned 7.
And Life & Stylemagazine has the exclusive photos and scoop of the day’s events
Event planners Adria Ruff and Maureen Anders from the Anders Ruff Team helped Emily create a “glam camping”–themed party at her home in Charlotte, N.C., on June 29.
“Emily was absolutely a pleasure to work with and was so helpful to us during the setup,” Anders tells Life & Style. ”She was extremely grateful for all of the work that we put into the party,” Anders adds. “We had five days to design, plan and style the entire party. She continually said that she couldn’t wait to see Ricki’s expression. When Ricki arrived to see the party, Emily was anxious to show Ricki all the little details of the setup.”
At the party, Ricki and her pals munched on snacks from Cupcrazed, which included s’mores cupcakes and French macarons. Got What It Cakes created the delicious cake, which was decorated to fit in with the glamorous camping theme.
And when the girls weren’t eating, Emily — who’s set to choose between finalists Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk Jr. on the finale of The Bachelorette, which airs this Sunday — set up butterfly catchers, a tent for the girls to play in and wooden birdhouses for them to paint.
“We could tell right away that Emily and Ricki have an extraordinary bond and that Ricki is her top priority,” Anders tells Life & Style. “Emily was a gracious and perfect Southern hostess to the children. She’s a terrific mother.”
Ricki’s guests did not leave empty-handed. Each girl received a custom-made canteen from Clarabelle and the Hen, a gorgeous tote bag from Sook Ee Designs, a headband from Evelyn’s Whim and a loungewear set from Lila & G.
To see more photos of Ricki’s special day, pick up the latest issue of the mag on newsstands across the country.
Is Emily Maynard heading for heartbreak– Again? According to newly leaked details surrounding the finale of “The Bachelorette”, the man who proposes to Maynard wins “by default”.
An insider tells In Touchmagazine that the man who captured the blonde’s heart gets a serious case of cold feet at the penultimate hour.
According to the insider, in an emotional scene filmed for the finale, Emily was enjoying a final date with one of her final two candidates — race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr., 30, and entrepreneur Jef Holm, 27 — when he got a sudden case of cold feet. “He said, ‘I don’t think we know each other nearly enough to even be entertaining this; I don’t think we should get engaged,’” says the insider.
“She was crying and begging him to reconsider,” says the insider, who says she even blurted out, “You’re the one I want to pick!” Despite this bombshell revelation, and her tearful pleas, Emily’s dream man walked off the show — and out of her life.
According to the American mag, it is unclear if viewers will actually see the scene as Maynard is now happily engaged with the last man standing.
There’s two men left vying for The Bachelorette’s Emily Maynard’s heart after the Southern belle sent Sean Lowe home on last’s night’s “dramatic” episode.
We asked Reality Steve his thoughts on Sean and the final two, Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
“I’m not surprised by Sean since I already knew it was going to happen, but surprised in the fact that I thought he was the one guy who fit with her the best out of the three,” Reality Steve tells us.
And on Arie and Jef, Reality Steve has this to say: “I’ve never seen anything more than physical chemistry with Arie, and as for Jef, I just don’t get it. Never have and probably never will. But it’s not my decision to make, so, if she’s happy with him, I guess that’s all that matters. “
Also, from our observations from last night, we couldn’t help but wonder if Emily has indeed had a boob job– her chest certainly appeared much bigger in the tight top she was wearing.
But physicality issues aside, the BIG question is, which guy gets your vote for the final rose?