Emily Maynard and Jef Holm Confirm: We're Broken Up

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm have put any lingering doubts to rest.

They've broken up, the couple confirms in a statement to People.

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The official confirmations follow weeks of rumors that Emily Maynard and Jef Holm split but were simply buying time as they figured out how and when to break the news.

Guess those rumors were true.

In recent weeks, Holm and Maynard have spent significant time apart, despite Jef relocating to North Carolina just last month to be with Emily and her daughter.

They began hinting at the breakup earlier this week.

It just wasn't to be. Emily said in her statement:

"I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways. It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision.

"As you know, at first I wasn't sure that I should even be The Bachelorette, but I am a hopeless romantic and I do believe in the show. I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person – and you know what, we tried our best because the love between us was so real.

"I have nothing but respect and love for Jef and his family, but ultimately we are just at different points in our lives.

"I've learned so much and I'm grateful for all of the support I've received. I'm excited and hopeful for the next chapter in my life with my daughter, Ricki. I do hope that you will respect our privacy and allow us the time we need to heal."

Jef Holm adds separately:

"Meeting Emily on The Bachelorette was an incredible experience, we've had quite the journey. I've never loved someone so much in my whole life, Emily is the best person and mom I have ever met. She opened up her world to me and I fell in love with her, [her daughter] Ricki, her family and the Hendricks.

"She has a great group of people who surround her. What we shared was completely genuine and real and it breaks my heart but we have decided to break up.

"Emily will always have a special place in my heart. I don't regret a single second I spent with her or Ricki. They both have been a huge part of my life. Who knows what tomorrow will bring but we are moving on to the next chapter of our lives.

"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."

Surprised? Not surprised? Despite it being The Bachelorette, a lot of people likely didn't see this coming, based on the poll results below ...

Emily and Jeff: Will it last?


When Emily was on the first show with Brad I kept begging him through the tube not to pick Emily. Brad is no piece of cake but there was always something just "not right" to me about Emily. I don't think she is the sweet little southern girl she portrays. There is a dark side to her. And a dark side to Brad, bet their fights were a bit loud and gutter talk filled.
~~Ok, let us all move on to our next chapter in life and to never, ever have to see, hear or rumors about "Miss" Emily again!!!!!! please,oh, please no more!!!!!!!


i am so tired of emily. plastic surgery on her face at her young age and false breasts speak volumes. men going nuts over you and you feeling good about that speaks even more volumes. people in true love connect to the actual and real person, not just their
looks. and ricki seems needy, just something about her expression. emily seems to overdo talking about being a good mother


If it is "true love" you will do whatever it takes to make it work. I also feel that the proof is in the pudding of how many last from that show. Anyone can fall "in love" while on vacations but it is NOT true love get real in 8 weeks. I don't believe Emily is thsi sweet innocent woman.


Obviously this has been "white-washed" some, to protect their own images.....whatever.
I don't think Emily is NOT the sweet little Southern ingenue she wants everyone to think she is.
I would venture to guess that Jef is more Real than Emily. He seems more grounded & the kind of integrity you'd want for a true partner!
Ultimately, who knows what really went on behind the green door? I think Jef will look back & realize he "dodged a bullet"....famous last words from Womack...truth finds a way out.


I don't get it. everyone always says they love one another so much...well then, why doesn't it work if you love one another soo much? they never give any specific so that the public can move on, as well as themselves!!


She's all about money....she should have picked Sean but he didn't make enough money...I have to agree I think she will end up with Chris Harrison. That's the other guy she has been talking too.


i still thinks Emily & CHRIS Harrison will hook up ! just watch

Maryanne gaeta

This does not suprise me in the least. First of all, I think this woman Emily is a bit strange. It seems to me like she just can't hold onto a man. PERIOD>>> If they loved each other sooooo much then WHY AREN'T THEY STILL TOGETHER>>>>WOW talk about being messed up.


this is not surprising at all. she wants and loves fame. she is looking for a "photo/magazine" deal and acting career. she and some others on the bachelor and bachelorette show are nothing but fakes any way... becoming disinteresting in both shows actually


That is why she should have picked Sean who actually was ready to settle down and have kids! His job was more a family man job and maybe Emily should quit picking guys who are so into spotlight for careers!

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Emily Maynard is a contestant on The Bachelor. She is vying for the heart of Brad Womack here in Season 15. Emily was the former fiancee... More »
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