I'm crossing my fingers that Bachelorette Emily Maynard and her Prince Charming One F Jef Holm are actually going to make it work.  I mean, if those crazy kids can make, any member of the Bachelor franchise stands a fighting chance, right?  RIGHT?  Next…

The couple is still vehemently denying the rumors that Emily cheated via inappropriate texts.  I'll admit, I am still skeptical about these rumors.  I realize the source is Jef's misguided brother which gives the gossip a ton of credibility, but I just don't seem Emily as a girl who would get her kicks from receiving lurid texts.  Sending, maybe, but receiving?  That's just tacky.  The pair has revamped their denial, switching it up from "we are super duper in love and perfect and only have eyes for each other" to a much more relatable "we're not perfect, but we make it work."  It's a more plausible excuse at least…


Emily and Jef spoke with Wet Paint about the craziness of the cheating stories and the stress it puts on their relationship. 

How are the two of you doing with all this?

Emily: People always ask us “What about this?” or “What about that?” But I think our actions speak louder than anything. He’s my best friend and we’re together all the time. That’s my mentality. People are going to say things no matter what, but I think time will show it doesn’t mean anything.

Are you worried people now think there are cracks in the relationship?

Jef: I don’t want anyone to have this image that we’re this perfect couple, you know. We’re people and we’re striving to do our best. But we’re like anyone else in the word, we’re not perfect. But we’re happy, we’re extremely happy.

Emily: Right, we’re figuring it out. We’re just figuring it out.

Jef, your brother Mike was the one who made the claim Emily was sexting someone else. Does that hurt?

Jef: Unfortunately, being in the position Emily and I are in, it sometimes brings out the worst in people. I don’t know why. I don’t understand why some of the things that were said got said. But it’s interesting to see what family and friends will do to see their name in a magazine. It’s sad. But Emily and I, we’re supportive of our family and friends and at the end of the day, we’re in a really good place.

Emily, when I was talking to Jef earlier, he said the only person you sext is him

Emily: (Laughs) Did he really? Oh, great!

See?  I called it.  She's a sender!  I kid.  I really don't see Jef and Emily as the sexting type.  I probably give he and his swooping hair too much credit, but he seems to bring a whole other level of class to this union.  Call me what you will, but I am still smitten by this duo, and I'm not ashamed to say it.  Well, maybe just a little…


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