Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that Bachelor Pad 2 couple Holly Durst and Blake Julian are one of the most talked about couples in the franchise. Considering Holly’s now infamous rejection of Michael Stagliano in favor of Blake, we may have been a little slow to get on board their ‘ship, but we finally realized that they are truly in love — and it’s been smooth sailing for us ever since. We wanted to see how other people feel about Holly and Blake now, specifically their hamlet-mates of Greenville, SC,  so we figured we’d just ask Holly! Here’s what she had to say.

Credit: Photo via Holly Durst's Twitter Photo: Holly and Blake Get Pose in Maui on December 28, 2011

Wetpaint Entertainment: Are you and Blake recognized in South Carolina?
Holly Durst:Yes all the time but its never a big deal and everyone is so sweet to us.

How are you received?
We have never heard a negative thing from anyone here in Greenville.

Do either of you still deal with the backlash of how things played out during the finale? Or are fan interactions positive?
People love us together. The backlash from the finale is pretty much over. I think people expected Blake and I to fizzle out but our relationship gets stronger everyday. People finally understand that and we get a lot of positive messages about it. :)

Keep the Palmetto State warm for us, guys. You’re an inspiration to lovers of all stripes!

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