And another one bites the dust. The Bachelorette’s Emily Maynard and Jef Holm have ended their engagement after four months. Reports of problems in their relationship started in August, only one month after the season finale of The Bachelorette in which Maynard picked Holm over Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
The couple confirmed that their engagement is over as Maynard released a statement, to People magazine, saying:
“I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways. It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision… I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person—and you know what, we tried our best because the love between us was so real.”
Not that anyone would necessarily be surprised that this engagement ended so abruptly. The Bachelor/Bachelorette television franchise doesn’t have the best record of couples actually sticking it out and making it to the altar. But there was something to be said of fans hoping Maynard got her happy ending after the disaster of the Brad Womack break-up on the fifteenth season of The Bachelor.
However, since the beginning of their courtship, their relationship has been met with speculation by fans and the media. Maynard has been accused of being unfaithful to Holm, by none other than Holm’s brother, and then the couple had to do damage control. They soon appeared at numerous events, smiles plastered across their faces, seemingly happy.
Pretty soon after that however, they were spending more and more time apart. With Holm in Los Angeles working with his company, People Water, and Maynard in Charlotte with her daughter Ricki, they haven’t been photographed together in several weeks.
Jef Holm has also released a statement to People, saying:
“It breaks my heart, but we have decided to break up. I’ve never loved someone so much in my whole life, Emily is the best person and mom I have ever met. She opened up her world to me and I fell in love with her, her daughter Ricki, her family and the Hendricks.”
What can you expect? This was a TV romance and nothing more. A show – make believe – fiction – a scripted fairly-tale designed to sell advertising space – no different than a sit-com or the evening news. We told you months ago that these two would never marry – Emily is about as romantic and sincere as Kim Kardashian – if you want to true love TV-style then watch a replay of Kim’s wedding to Kris Humphries. The most disgusting part is that Emily and Jef used her poor daughter, Ricki Hendrick, as part of the show, without regard for the fatherless child’s emotional wellbeing. Emily and Jef are soulless famewhores.