Was Jef Holm too good to be true? Was he genuine on his quest for true love with Emily Maynard on “The Bachelorette”? Recent rumors seem to suggest Jef had ulterior, fame hungry motives for getting together with Emily.
Emily Maynard was the darling of the reality TV “Bachelor/Bachelorette” franchise, a single mom with a heartstring-tugging back story of her fiancé dying when she was pregnant with her daughter Ricki. Her search for love went badly wrong as she seemed to be tossed aside not once but twice by unscrupulous Bachelors.
Then Emily got to do the choosing, and maybe that’s where it all went wrong for her. Sure she secured a fiancé on “The Bachelorette”, in the shape of hunky ethical company owner Jef Holm. But stories surfaced of how Emily was difficult, demanding and emotionally unstable on set. Her daughter’s grandparents even seemed to suggest that Emily was only on the reality TV show for the fame, not the fiancé.
In all of this, Jef Holm was put up on a pedestal. (Can I just remind you all at this point that I wanted Doug to win “The Bachelorette”?). Jef was held to have the highest moral standards, and his company, People Water, which for every bottle of water purchased we give an equal amount of clean water to a person in need, was held up as an example.
When Emily and Jef broke up, Emily took most of the blame. Stories came out about how she was a control freak who had been on her own too long. She wasn’t willing to let Jef into her life and certainly wasn’t happy to co-parent Rickie with him. We felt sorry for Jef.
But perhaps Jef is as fame-hungry as most of the other people who put themselves forward for these reality TV dating shows. His recent behavior suggests so.
It all started when Emily got an invitation to Ashley Hebert & JP Rosenbaum’s wedding. Sources say that Jef also really wanted to attend the wedding, ad he knew that the only way for him to do that was as Emily’s “plus one.”
Now, you probably know that Emily Maynard attended the wedding on her own. But what you may not know is that Jef apparently went to Emily’s hotel before the wedding and tried to convince her to take him with her.
But guys normally shy away from all that wedding stuff, don’t they? So why would Jef Holm want to engineer an invite for himself? Could it be because of the ABC camera crew and tons of paparazzi that were inevitably going to be there?
If you’ve got an alternative explanation, I’d like to hear it.