Arie Luyendyk Jr was runner-up on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette and while he was surely heartbroken that she didn't pick him, she wished her and her new fiancÃ©e, Jef Holm, well. However, things didn't work out between Emily and Jef and even though they've been seen together, they are still reportedly apart. Now, Arie is weighing in.
"I don't know if Jef and Emily are back together," he told Ryan Seacrest this morning. "I just want Jef to be happy. I know the break-up was tough, and I know he went back to North Carolina to handle some stuff. I don't know if they're hanging out, he won't answer my phone calls! Either way, I want him to be happy."
It sounds like Jef and Emily are doing what they can to reconcile, but the photos of them together didn't look like happy ones. In fact, they both looked pretty miserable during their outing with Ricki.
As for a possible relationship down the road, Arie says Jef went to NC to "see if there is still a future there." Interesting. Arie sure knows a lot about these two and if he's hinting that there could be a future, there must be a chance!