Dear Jef Holm, you’re killin’ us smalls. (And no, that’s not even a short joke, okay?) Ever since Jef and Emily Maynard called it quits (the first time), we’ve been having a love-hate relationship with this Bachelorette alum. We love his hair, hate his dating antics — you know, that kinda thing.

Well, if you’ve been confused up until this point, it’s time to settle in for a long winter’s nap, because this is about to blow your mind. We know that Jef and Emily were kicking it back in December, and that part of the reason she called the reunion off was because she realized he was just in it for the publicity.

But it didn’t end there. Next, Jef was linked to 23-year-old Katianna Bear (as Wetpaint broke exclusively) and then spotted out with 21-year-old model Jessica Brittain. Well, rumor is that he has found his perfect blend of blonde and famous: Ashley Tisdale.

According to Star (via Hollywood Life), Jef has been pursuing the High School Musical alum through her sister, Jennifer, whom he has befriended on Twitter. The two have been joshing each other 140 characters at a time, but a source tells Star that his motives are totally based on a desire for publicity.

“Jef and Ashley met at the Jingle Ball in L.A. in early December,” the source says. “He’s been infatuated with her ever since.” While we don’t blame Jef for being immediately smitten with Ash, we can’t help but wonder if there’s more at play than a one-time meeting. Is Jef just in it to be on the arm of a cute starlet? According to Star’s source, the rumor goes a bit beyond lust at first sight.

Credit: Splash News Photo: Ashley Tisdale and Boyfriend Christopher French Leave Kings Road Cafe in Los Angeles, January 3, 2013

“Ashley and her sister have a successful production company named Blondie Girl that produces reality shows. So he’s hoping Ashley and Jennifer will develop a new show for him,” the source divulges.

Hmm, it all sounds very upwardly mobile and all, but there’s one more problem in the way: Ashley has a boyfriend — singer Christopher French, and the two were spotted having lunch at a Los Angeles cafe the same day the Jef rumor broke. And we must say, Christopher is a tall drink of water. Could Jef compete? Maybe, but we’re not hanging our hopes on it.

Source: Star via Hollywood Life; Twitter