Emily Maynard and Jef Holm Are Close to Getting Back Together — Report
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm fell in love fast and hard on The Bachelorette Season 8. In just six short weeks, the single mom from Charlotte fell for the Utah-based entrepreneur, even introducing him to her daughter, Ricki, in the finale. It was a fairytale for the ABC rose petal-strewn history books, but their love story turned sordid almost as fast as it had blossomed.
In October, just three months after the public reveal of their engagement, Jef and Emily announced their split. Jef — who had relocated to Charlotte for Emily just a month before their breakup — packed up his boxes and skateboard and headed back to Utah (he now lives in Los Angeles). Now, Us Weekly reports that the two are considering rekindling their Bachelorette-spawned relationship.
On December 17, 2012, Emily and Jef were spotted at 5Church in Charlotte, cozily cuddled up to each other at the bar. A Bachelor insider tells Us Weekly, “they’re back together.” But, before visions of a Jemily wedding dance in your head, there’s a catch to this reunion.
A source close to Emily says Em and Jef have very different intentions. “Emily can’t let go because she’s in love with him. Jef is interested in being famous.” Another Emily insider says, “Emily deeply loved Jef, and still does,” but seems wary of Jef’s ability to manipulate his ex-fiancée, adding, “Jef takes advantage of her feelings.”
By all accounts, Emily isn’t the only girl keeping Jef’s bed warm. As Wetpaint Entertainment was the first to report, Jef has been seeing 23-year-old Katianna Bear since November. Jef even met up with Katianna just days after seeing Emily when she was in California for Ashley and JP’s wedding! Another source, who recently partied with Jef in December, tells Us Weekly, “When we went out, he was hitting on a bunch of chicks. He didn’t mention Emily once.”
What do you think: Should Emily and Jef reunite? Or, is their rocky relationship too much of a strain on their very different lives?