Emily Maynard & Jef HolmOMG, you guys. I've been rooting for them to live happily ever after all along, but it's starting to look more and more like Emily Maynard and Jef Holm will never actually get married and have a whole brood of beautiful blue-eyed, blond-haired siblings for Ricki.

Ever since they got engaged on the finale of The Bachelorette, they've been torn to smithereens in the tabloids with reports of lying, cheating, and of course, "faking" their relationship simply for the sake of money and fame. And then a couple days ago, Reality Steve insisted that Jef and Emily have split and are simply waiting for the right time to announce their break up to the public.

But then just yesterday, an "insider" spoke up and said that Reality Steve's report is untrue and that Jef and Emily are still going strong. (Ok, so which is it?)

As much as I'd like to admit otherwise, my gut is telling me that Emily and Jef have either broken up -- or they're on the verge of breaking up. And if they have already decided to end their engagement and part ways, there's only one thing that's stopping them from going public with their split.

In case you hadn't noticed yet, other Bachelor and Bachelorette couples keep trying to steal their thunder. (Gah!)

First Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum announced that they are planning on getting married on T.V., and everyone got all excited about the idea of watching their nuptials from our own living rooms. And then last Friday, the news broke that Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik are no longer engaged.

And then as soon as the buzz around Ben and Courtney died down and there was possibly an opening in the reality TV spotlight for Jef and Emily to go ahead and put it out there that they will never be tying the knot -- Jason and Molly Mesnick had to swoop in and steal the limelight with their pregnancy announcement. And now fans are oohing and ahhing over their happy news instead of commenting on the status of Jef and Emily's relationship.

If "Team Jem" really is over for good, I'm going to predict that another few weeks will go by before we hear about it. That'll allow plenty of time for the attention around the other Bachelor peeps to die down, and it will also allow Jef the opportunity to tweet a couple photos of him taking Ricki trick-or-treating.

But somewhere before Thanksgiving -- they're probably going to land themselves a nice magazine cover complete with a headline along the lines of "We tried, but we're just not meant to be."

Again, I hope I'm wrong and that they really are in love and plan on getting hitched, but based on all of the reality TV couple knowledge I've gained over the past few years, I definitely won't be shocked when and if that break up announcement does come.

Do you think there's any chance that Jef and Emily will get married?

 

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