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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm continued their media blitz today, appearing on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM morning radio show and making a couple announcements.

First, Maynard will soon be Emily Holm.

"Even though I went on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, I'm pretty traditional, believe it or not, so yeah - sure [I'll change my name]," the beautiful single mother said.

Jef and Emily

Holm then reiterated his plans to relocate to North Carolina and could not have sounded more excited over the couple's future.

"Every chance I get to see her and hang out with her, I take advantage of that," he gushed to Seacrest. "She's seriously the sweetest girl ever."

Finally, what about the rumor that Emily and Jef will pull a Molly and Jason Mesnick and get married on TV?

"People keep asking us that, and we don't even know what we're going to eat for lunch tomorrow," Maynard said. "I never thought I was going to be the Bachelorette, so I've learned to never say never. But it's something we'll have to talk about as a family."

In other words: if the money is right...

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A few days after making their engagement known, following a beautiful proposal on The Bachelorette finale Monday night, Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are defying the critics.

They are still together and appear as content as ever, with Holm saying he plans to soon move to North Carolina to be closer to Maynard and her daughter Ricki.

Jef Holm and Emily Maynard Photo

Now, Emily has blogged on People about her "amazing" fiance and how lucky she is to have found him.

"Getting to share our love story with you all this season and reliving the proposal yesterday reminds me of how blessed I am to have found my best friend and partner in crime, Jef Holm," Maynard writes. "I've always believed in great love and hoped I'd find it one day. However, I had no idea a love like this even existed!"

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Emily Maynard is more than just the new fiancee of Jef Holm, following her selection of this entrepreneur on The Bachelorette season finale.

She's also a record breaker!

Sources confirm to that the rock Holm placed on this single mother's finger Monday night is worth $150,000, "100 percent the biggest any woman has received on either The Bachelor or Bachelorette."

Jef Holm and Emily Maynard

How did Holm afford such a diamond? He didn't, of course. Jeweler Neil Lane provided it to ABC free of charge.

The 3.5 carat ring is handmade and features 87 smaller diamonds around an emerald-cut 2.5 carat-sized main jewel. Take a look at it after the jump and react: Worth the price?

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So far, so very good for Emily Maynard and Jef Holm.

The single mother chose the entrepreneur on last night's Bachelorette finale and, naturally, many viewers have already started counting down to their split.

But Emily and Jef appeared together on Good Morning America today and didn't look or sound like a couple on the verge of a split.

Holm, in fact, said he'll soon be moving to Charlotte to spend more time with his fiancee and her daughter, Ricki, although he'll be getting a "separate place" in the city.

"We're going to combine our lives and I'm going to hang out with Ricki all the time and become a car pool dad," Jef said. "We're just going to live our lives together and get accustomed with each other, plan a wedding, and when we get married, move in together."

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Well... he didn't refer to seven-year old Ricki as "baggage." Jef Holm has that going for him.

But the newly minted Bachelorette champion and fiance of Emily Maynard does have one going against him: history.

Couples that get together on this reality show franchise rarely make it to the altar, despite the platitudes of love they deliver back and forth on all finales and subsequent After the Rose ceremonies.

But could Jef and Emily be the exception? The former turned out to be one of the most popular contestants in show history - and Maynard does have a daughter. She isn't exactly messing around here with an eye only on fame and publicity.

Chime in now and predict the future of the brand new couple: Will Jef Holm and Emily Maynard make it?

 

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by Tattle Taylor at

We're down to the final two on The Bachelorette. The last two men standing: hot speed racer Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and skateboarding cutie Jef Holm. Which one of these men has stolen bachelorette Emily Maynard's heart?

Find out NOW in our THG LIVE Recap!

If you don't want to wait, you can always check out The Bachelorette Spoilers, but we think you'll want to stick around for this.

Emily and her Men

Chris Harrison reminds us that this is a super special finale with a super special After the Rose special! Yay for three hours of Emily Maynard! Minus 8

Curacao. It must suck to be there, right? And to be in love with two guys while there? That's tough. Oooh look, Ricki sighting! Plus 5.

Jef's meeting the family, including the future sister-in-law, but not Ricki. And he brought flowers for her mom. What a sweetheart. Plus 10.

Mom's a little leery because Brad really stole HER heart. She's going to grill Jef about Ricky and how he feels about being a dad. Jef's ready to be a dad and wants to marry Emily. I'm totally Team Jef right now. Plus 20.

Oooh, now big brother's going to grill Jef. Except they end up talking about Rick, her late fiance' and father of her child. Which is a little odd. But big brother's impressed, so score one for Jef with one F. Plus 8.

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No, Emily Maynard does not get rejected on this Sunday's Bachelorette finale. Not according to the expert on all things related to this ABC competition.

In his latest blog entry, Reality Steve says he knows exactly what goes down on the concluding episode and exactly what Maynard's status now is with her chosen suitor. Read on and consider yourself spoiler warned...

“Emily and Jef left Curacao an engaged couple," the report states, referring to popular contestant Jef Holm, of course.

The insider goes on to say that nothing especially shocking will go down on Sunday.

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It's all come down to this Sunday - yes, Sunday, note the different day, viewers! - on The Bachelorette, as Emily Maynard must choose between Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Jef Holm.

Which suitor will she select? There are some theories out there, one of which states that Maynard will actually get rejected.

But we'll all find out soon enough, with THG live-blogging the upcoming finale.

Until then, read through the official ABC synopsis to get an idea of how the network is teasing this monumental episode and decision:

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A week prior to The Bachelorette finale, Emily Maynard came face-to-face with her potential suitors on last night's Men Tell All special.

What was the most challenging aspect of the reunion for this beautiful single mother? Seeing Sean Lowe again, Emily admitted in a new blog entry.

"I didn't feel like we had much closure, and it was really important to me that he knew that everything I felt was 100 percent real for me," Maynard writes, adding that she's thrilled Sean is now in a "great place."

Emily Maynard Promo Photo

Who will Emily actually end up with? Visit our section of Bachelorette spoilers for a few theories.

Who got slammed the hardest on this week's special? That's easy: Kalon.

"He made it pretty clear he wasn't sorry, so I wasn't going to sit there and let him think he was tricking me into thinking he was a nice guy," says Maynard. "People like Kalon make me sad and I'm just glad I never have to waste another second thinking about him!"

NOTE: The Bachelorette finale will actually air on Sunday night, so set your DVR accordingly and answer now: Who should Emily pick?

 

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by Tattle Taylor at

Tonight the men spill the secrets of this season of The Bachelorette and single mom, Emily Maynard. They'll talk douchebaggery and heartbreak. There might even be man tears.

But will they spill the biggest secret of all? That is, will they spoil which man won Emily's heart?

Well, no. Probably not.

Oh well. The big teases.

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Chris Harrison, a.k.a. Mr. Hostman, (get it? Mr. Hostman? Mr. Postman? Bring me a dream...okay, I'll stop.) reminds us that the finale will be Sunday and Arie and Jef will be absent from tonight's tell-all. But we'll get plenty of Kalon and Ryan. Joy.

Before we meet the men, Chris and Emily dish on the season. They start out rehashing Ryan's fantastic first date and following it up with every awful thing he said all season. I had such high hopes for him in the beginning. And then his ego got bigger than his heart. Minus 7.

And then we get a recap of Kalon and Emily's "West Virginia Hood Rat" send-off. He was absolutely horrifying. Minus 4 for not getting rid of him sooner.

Oh, Doug. Poor Doug. And that awful, awful excuse for a kiss. What, is he 12? Minus 2.

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