Well, here’s a twist better than any Bachelor finale could dream: Just a few days after Jef Holm gave an interview saying he’s “dating someone” who he’s “really excited about,” sources tell Wetpaint that’s highly unlikely. And that if it is true, it won’t last long.
On February 22, reporters caught up with the Season 8 Bachelorette winner — who broke up with fiancé Emily Maynard back in October 2012 — and he couldn’t stop gushing about a mystery girl. While he said that he’s “dating” and not in a relationship, he also hinted that the relationship would end with a walk down the aisle, saying “I think in the next few months to a year I’ll probably not be single with this person. I’m taking it slow!”
But sources who partied with the recent Los Angeles transplant claim his actions don’t match his words. He met up with the ladies from Juan Pablo Galavis’s season of The Bachelor when they were in town filming “Women Tell All,” and managed to make a few frenemies along the way. “The way Jef was acting over the weekend [of “Women Tell All” filming, February 21], I would guess he’s dating nobody. Either that, or his relationship is in serious jeopardy,” a source tells Wetpaint Entertainment.
That same weekend, the former Utahan knocked the girls’ collective ex for his womanizing ways, saying “I think he’s by far the sleaziest Bachelor that’s been on the show. He basically just hooks up with the girls.” So, is this a case of a pot calling a kettle black? It sounds like it.
“He was acting like a total d—bag, and everyone noticed. He was hitting on every girl from [Season 18], especially Christy [Hansen], and he even hit her up to meet him down in Orange County. She wasn’t into it. None of them were…” an insider says of the 29-year-old.
But things didn’t just stay at the bar. “After the bar with the girls who were in town for ‘Women Tell All,’ he invited everyone up to his house for an after party, and he acted like such a jerk. He told everyone that the house was his house and we found out later that he’s just renting a room there.” Adds another source, “he wants everyone to think he has a lot of money, and he talks about how nice his house is, trying to show up everyone.”
That same weekend, Jef had a paid appearance with former bestie Arie Luyendyk, Jr., with whom he had a falling out just a month prior, at Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s wedding. And Arie seems pretty sure that there’s no way Jef is in a relationship. When he saw Wetpaint’s article about Jef being in a relationship he’s “really excited about,” Arie tweeted us “this is laughable.”
What do you think the real story is here? Is Jef in a relationship and trying to keep it on the downlow, or is he just blowing smoke?