Say. It. Isn't. So. I really don't want to believe the rumor about Emily Maynard dumping Jef Holm because he's a fame whore, but the more I hear, the more it sounds like he may have had a greater lust for the spotlight than the gorgeous blond he promised he'd "never stop falling in love with."
And we're not even talking a general hunger for attention. Nope -- supposedly Jef even had dreams of going on Dancing With the Stars. (Whaaaaaattt? As a performer or a judge?)
According to a new report in OK! Magazine, Jef was all about landing as many publicity events and photo ops as he could -- and securing a gig on DWTS was one of his many lofty aspirations.
OMG. Are you believing this? JEF is the fame whore in this equation? (Not that I ever thought Emily was. Other people were the ones calling her that. I know better.)
If this is true, color me a complete and total idiot -- because I seriously thought that Jef was one of the nicest, most genuine guys who had ever been on any season of The Bachelor or Bachelorette. And if these claims are for real, they only further prove that I can't judge anyone's character on that show worth a crap. (Yes, I initially thought Jake Pavelka was the bee's knees. Sue me. And don't even get me started on Bob Guiney. And I STILL love Wes Hayden even though everyone thinks he's the bad boy.)
And while Jef was really digging all of the perks of his newfound fame, apparently Emily wasn't too keen on the idea of her and Ricki getting caught up in all that stuff. Wait for it -- she wanted to live her life at home in Charlotte like a normal, everyday mom. (The nerve!)
I want to believe that Jef is a sweet guy who is 100 percent the real deal, I truly do. But considering there are also rumors about him shopping a tell-all book detailing what went down behind the scenes between him and Emily, I just can't help but think that maybe the idea of him looking for a career in showbiz instead of a wife isn't as far fetched as it sounds.
(Damn. I'd better get things right on Sean Lowe's season.)
Do you think Jef is looking for fame, or did he really love Emily?
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