‘The Bachelorette’: Emily Maynard, Jef Holm take on another scandal

Mrs. Carter: Is there even more trouble in the world of “The Bachelorette” now?

In what should serve as a surprise to pretty much no one at this point, Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are being forced to take on yet another bit of drama over the same exact allegations that the faced weeks ago: that Emily was allegedly caught texting another man some inappropriate messages by her fiance while on a family vacation. So what’s the point of bringing this up again? Well, now the man has been supposedly identified as Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart, at least according to a report from Us Weekly. So really is there any truth to this at all? We know that this is the sort of rumor that the tabloids like to jump ravenously all over, but that does not mean that there is any justifiable reason for them to do so. We can understand one part of the connection between Leinart and Maynard in that they are both single parents, but that’s it.

We also don’t really know how they would really know each other that well given that they are from different parts of the country, and Leinart has never played for any team even remotely in Emily’s neck of the woods. Granted, he has at least visited the east coast for many football games over the years, we just don’t really understand the motivation for Emily to do this given that she already knows that her every move is being watched. At this point, she and Jef have already been subjected to more rumors than either of the past two leading men and women in Ashley Hebert and Ben Flajnik combined after their seasons aired.

The only comment that is really interesting here comes from Emily via E! News recently, but she may have made these before the new tabloid story about Leinart arrived online:

“We just try to laugh about it and not read it. I trust him, he trusts me, and that’s really the bottom line. We always make a phone call to our parents and friends and say, ‘That’s not true,’ and at this point they’re like, ‘We know.’

“We’re not perfect by any means … but we’re so happy. Most of our time, we spend it in Charlotte. So people there, they see us at the grocery store, and Target, and carpool, and they’re like, ‘OK this has to be legit.'”

What do you think of this latest chapter in an already-bizarre scandal? We want to hear some more of your thoughts with a comment below! If you want to see what another former Emily suitor in Arie Luyendyk Jr. is up to, be sure to visit the story here.

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