Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are finally speaking out about their rumored break up. After weeks of speculating reports, Emily and Jef have fessed up that their engagement has ended.
Since The Bachelorette wrapped up over the summer, it seems that their engagement could go either way. Cheating allegations emerged and various sources said different things. Insiders who were named in reports were the ones who confirmed Emily and Jef were faced with problems.
Jef and Emily issued their own statement on People. No reason was given for their split, but they said nice things about each other -- even hoping they could remain friends.
"I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways," Maynard said. "It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision."
Emily continued that she doesn't regret going on The Bachelorette and that she still believes in the process of finding love on the show. She said that she and Jef are at two different places in their lives.
"I've learned so much and I'm grateful for all of the support I've received," Emily added. "I'm excited and hopeful for the next chapter in my life with my daughter, Ricki. I do hope that you will respect our privacy and allow us the time we need to heal."
Jef reiterated the same sentiments in his statement:
"Emily will always have a special place in my heart," he said. "I don't regret a single second I spent with her or Ricki. They both have been a huge part of my life. Who knows what tomorrow will bring but we are moving on to the next chapter of our lives.
"Emily and I are great friends and I hope we can continue to be friends forever. Everyone wants a salacious story to break, but the truth is we are just two people who fell in love and tried our hardest to make it work. I will always love her."
Fans who supported Emily Maynard and Jef Holm will find this official news disappointing. They were still holding out hope all the reports, rumors, and hints weren't really true. They made a cute couple and seemed ideal for each other, but no one ever knows what goes on behind the scenes.