Jef Holm Calls Ex-Friend & New Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. “Disgusting”
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Jef Holm Calls Ex-Friend & New Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. “Disgusting”

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We figured the seemingly random choice of Arie Luyendyk Jr. as the Bachelor 2018 star would get some backlash, but not like this!

Not only are fans lashing out at ABC and the producers, but Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette 2012 runner-up has received his fair share of heat, as well.

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.

All I'll ever need right here #100happydays

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“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.

Then, there was 25-year-old Sydney Stempfley, who appears to have been with the Arizona-based hunk up until this June.

My actual ride or die

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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.”

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…”

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.

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.”

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.

A fan also noted that Jef and Robby Hayes live together, which makes Arie’s July 2016 tweet dissing JoJo Fletcher’s runner-up all the more compelling.

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.

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“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.

Arie Luyendyk Jr and Sean Lowe

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.

The Bachelor Season 22 premieres in early 2018 on ABC.