Do you remember the good old days? The days when Emily Maynard and her cuddly little pal used to mug for the camera at playgrounds all around Charlotte? No, not Ricki — we’re talking about Jef Holm. The diminutive couple split way back in October, and no matter how many beta fish we adopt and name “Jef” and “Emily,” the love (and the fish) just can’t survive.
So, what was the tiny straw that broke the back of the two-humped miniature camel we know as Jemily? There are lots of theories about why they broke up — rumors that Emily was sexting another dude, talk of Jef rekindling things with his ex-girlfriend, both secretly being more in love with Chris Harrison than with each other (can you blame them) — but if you ask them, it was not a thing except for a mere chicken wing (isn’t that the saying?).
Jef released a statement after the breakup, confirming that although things were indeed over, the cheating rumors were untrue. “Emily and I are great friends and I hope we can continue to be friends forever. Everyone wants a salacious story to break, but the truth is we are just two people who fell in love and tried our hardest to make it work. I will always love her."
Emily likewise spoke about their decision to part ways, saying "I have nothing but respect and love for Jef and his family, but ultimately we are just at different points in our lives.”
Whether or not there’s something behind the rumors, the two momentarily hooked up again, but ultimately split up when Emily found out that Jef was seeing someone else. What do you think? Will they get back together in the end or will they continue to pass each other, like tiny ships in the night?