Bachelorette Emily Maynard may or may not have cheated on winner Jef Holm. It all depends on who you believe. The beautiful single mom defended herself to People Magazine against all the rumors claiming she was caught sexting someone else while vacationing with her in-laws.
Her defense is compelling -- essentially she says she is not the kind of girl who sexts and she loves Jef -- but the person accusing her is pretty damning. It's her own brother-in-law! For his part, Jef says he is disappointed with his brother for "lying," but one has to question why his brother would do such a thing. What's in it for him? The answer: nothing. This is why if I were a betting person, I would guess some version of it is the truth.
As for Emily, I feel for her. Truth or not, she has a whole lot of mess to deal with now with her in-laws.
The fact is, when you marry a person, you don't just marry them. You also marry their mom and dad and brothers and sisters. For some, this is welcome, but most of us fall somewhere in between the nightmare scenario -- you hate them all -- and the other one -- you suffer through family get togethers, but don't hate them.
Spending time with anyone's family over long periods of time can be weird and uncomfortable and awkward, but when those people betray you? Hello lack of trust EVER AGAIN.
I am still reeling from a certain someone's incredibly cold reaction to the news that my husband and I were engaged. No matter how many years we are married (going on 10), I won't ever forgive that person or count them in my close confidants. That's how devastating these in-law things can be. So watch out, Jef's brother Mike! Your sister-in-law may hate you know.
Either way it is a dick move. If it's true, it was not Mike's story to share. If it's a lie, well then he is just a psycho with no excuse for his behavior.
If Jef and Emily make up, she will never trust her brother-in-law or feel close to him. That is an unfortunate situation and one he could have avoided by keeping his mouth shut.
Do you think Emily would be able to forgive Mike?
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