Jef Holm Calls Ex-Friend & New Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. “Disgusting”
First, it was from his exes. And now? Former pal and franchise alum Jef Holm!
In the past 24 hours, a number of Arie’s ex-girlfriends have called him out on Twitter for his alleged player ways.
There was Jenna Jones, whom he dated until 2015. She tweeted (and deleted) that the 35-year-old “continued auditioning [for The Bachelor] behind my back” during their three-year relationship.
“Blindly follow a dude who claims to be a hopeless romantic but forever cheats on and does despicable wrongs to women. Got it,” she concluded.
Oh it's already starting. She isn't the first, and certainly won't be the last... pic.twitter.com/DpU4RFCeUARealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 7, 2017
Then, there was 25-year-old Sydney Stempfley, who appears to have been with the Arizona-based hunk up until this June.
When Sean Lowe suggested Arie for the Bachelor gig a few days ago, she chimed in, “The show would be perfect for @ariejr up until it comes to choosing just one.”
The show would be perfect for @ariejr up until it comes to choosing just oneSydney Stempfley (@sydneystempfley) September 4, 2017
Now, it’s time for Jef, the man to whom the racecar driver lost Bachelorette, to speak his piece — and it’s juicy!
Following the announcement Thursday, Emily’s ex-fiancé posted, “Oh the stories I could tell…”
Oh the stories I could tell...j e f h o l m (@jefholm) September 7, 2017
After that, Reality Steve posted a Reddit thread featuring claims the Season 8 winner and Arie had a habit of hooking up with barely-legal sorority girls.
Most positive reaction the Bachelor has ever had! pic.twitter.com/33kAFgoujJRealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 7, 2017
Jef replied to the post, saying, “I've actually never even been inside a sorority house. As for him...I stopped being friends with him years ago because he's disgusting.”
I've actually never even been inside a sorority house. As for him...I stopped being friends with him years ago because he's disgustingj e f h o l m (@jefholm) September 7, 2017
As for the reason he doesn’t tell these damning “stories” about his ex-friend, he maintains it’s not because it’ll make him look bad.
Nope just him :)j e f h o l m (@jefholm) September 8, 2017
Makes this tweet even more compelling, no? pic.twitter.com/He3WzLf0KRDana Weiss (@Possessionista) September 7, 2017
The People Water co-founder may have only negative things to say about the new Bachelor, but two of his other franchise co-stars are excited about the announcement.
In fact, his ex Emily gushed she “can’t think of a better person” for the gig.
“I've been hoping this day would come since Season 8 ended!” she told Us Weekly.
“He's a gentleman through and through and all the girls on his season are lucky to have him,” she continued.
“I'll be wishing him nothing but the best because that's absolutely what he deserves!”
Fellow Season 8 contestant Sean Lowe is also pleased — and speaking out in defense of his buddy.
When one of Sean’s followers questioned him for being “pro Arie” despite “all the women he has slept with,” the former Bachelor was quick to chime in.
“What I stand for is grace. Arie is a great guy and he's been a wonderful friend. He'll make a great bachelor and I'm behind him 100%,” he tweeted.
What I stand for is grace. Arie is a great guy and he's been a wonderful friend. He'll make a great bachelor and I'm behind him 100%.Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) September 7, 2017
The Bachelor Season 22 premieres in early 2018 on ABC.