Season 7 Bachelorette Ashley Hebert has declared herself the captain of Team Jemily. That's fine. We'll stay captains of Team JEM (and the Holograms!), the backwoods hood rat cousins of Team Jemily. We all support the quirky but endearing love story of Emily Maynard and Jef Holm on The Bachelorette Season 8.
In Ashley's Parade.com blog on Episode 7, she defended Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Cassie Lambert for the handling of their relationship, although she too wonders why the show let Arie, Cassie and Emily resolve the situation off camera. Ashley felt sorry for Doug Clerget for trying to be too "perfect" and ultimately compared him to Bachelorette 5 and Bachelor Pad 1 cutie Kiptyn Locke.
But Ashley did most of her gushing about Jef and his puppets:
"Jef. Jef. Jef. I've been the captain of Team Jemily for a few weeks now, and if after this date America hasn't completely converted to Team Jef, I don't know what else to do to convince them. I don't want to talk about the details of this date, I want to talk about two of my favorite moments in Bachelorette history! Both of them are from this date! How is Jef so great with puppets? I could not stop laughing at their puppet conversations and thought to myself, 'this is the best date ever!' Then I realized I was watching puppets. Jef has the most romantic idea of love in his head and spits his love one-liners out in haiku form. When he said 'I'm falling in love with you…will you…get a dog with me?' I ALMOST DIED. I literally jumped off my couch and was laughing out loud. I thought that was all the amazingness Jef had to offer on this date until they sprawled out on the library floor and began talking about their life together. At one point Jef cuddles with Emily and says 'I want to date you hard, and marry the !@*# out of you'. Brilliant. Can someone bottle him up please. The rest is history because at this point, my sister is calling me, declaring her love for Jef, saying I was right…etc. I told her…I'm always right Chrys. ;P (JP reference)."
Ashley was right about Team Cupcake and maybe she's right about Team Jemily/JEM. What do you think? Should Jef be bottled up? He does already work at place that bottles water, so...