Whether or not she knew it at the time she said yes to his proposal, Bachelorette Emily Maynard anointed a hipster heartthrob in Season 8 winner Jef Holm. Since their heartbreaking split in October 2012, Jef has gone on to romance a handful of adorable ladies and garner more than 300k Twitter fangirls. Ladies love cool Jef, and ladies definitely want to date cool Jef.
First, there was the juicy Us Weekly story about Jef meeting up with ex Kaylee Shepherd while he was still seeing Emily. Then, after Em and Jef split, our fair hipster friend met and became immediately besotted with 23-year-old Katianna Bear (and who could blame him?). One catch: at the same time, Jef was also working on getting back together with Emily. Things got super complicated in early December when Jef’s wining and dining caught up with him — and Emily blew a gasket when she found out Jef was seeing Kat on the side.
Fast-forward two weeks to Star’s January 2013 report that Jef is attempting to move in on yet another blonde beauty: former Disney star Ashley Tisdale. We expressed our own wariness about this claim because Ash is currently cuddling up to the tall, dark, and handsome Christopher French — and was spotted out with him as recently as two days after Star’s report came out.
On January 4, 2013, Jef broke his 2013 Twitter silence to laugh off the rumor, tweeting: “Time to clear the air. Never met Ashley Tisdale. Not dating anyone. Not looking for a reality show. Focused on People Water & really happy!”
While we certainly miss Jef on our TV sets every week, we’re happy to hear he’s continuing to pursue things like meaningful change and equitable resources for developing countries. After all, there's nothing hotter than philanthropy.