07:23 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 08/07/2012 09:10AM
The Bachelor can claim another successful match!
Producers Cassie Lambert and Pete Scalettar, who met while working on ABC's hit dating show, tied the knot in Malibu on Saturday – and host Chris Harrison married them.
"It might be a new job for me," Harrison said of getting ordained to officiate the couple's wedding. "They asked me in Prague this season [of The Bachelorette] when we were there if I would do it for them. ... I love them to death and I've seen then grow as a couple and I love them as a couple and as individuals."
Originally posted 08/04/2012 02:00PM
Just days after The Bachelorette fans saw Emily Maynard accept Utah entrepreneur Jef Holm's heartfelt proposal on the season finale, the happy couple boarded a plane to visit several villages in Ghana, where his company, People Water, funded well projects.
"Emily and I spent a week visiting different villages around Ghana that have recently received fresh water wells," Holm told PEOPLE upon the couple's return to the U.S. on Friday. "We typically visited two villages a day and spent some time interacting with the villagers."
Through Holm's company's partnership with Generosity Water, the well projects, Holm explains, have been underway since 2010.
Originally posted 07/30/2012 05:25PM
Bachelorette star Emily Maynard and her fiancé, Jef Holm, continued to make their love known during a recent celebration for the reality winner's 28th birthday.
Hosting a party for friends at New York City's Dream Downtown Hotel, Holm and Maynard "were often seen holding hands under the table," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Every time Emily got up from the table, Jef stood up. And every time she came back to the table, he would pull her chair out for her like a real gentleman."
The guests – who drank champagne and cocktails and dined on burgers, salmon and seafood at the hotel's Marble Lane restaurant – made their way to the venue's rooftop lounge after dinner, where, the source adds, Holm looked "shocked and embarrassed, but loved the attention" after being surprised with a birthday cake.
According to the source, the gang partied until 3 a.m.
– Paul Chi
Originally posted 07/26/2012 12:10PM
She got engaged in the most modern way imaginable – on TV. But deep down, Emily Maynard says she's old-fashioned, and she plans to take Jef Holm's last name when they get married.
"Even though I went on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, I'm pretty traditional, believe it or not. So, yeah, for sure," she says of one day becoming Emily Holm.
However, speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show, Maynard and Holm couldn't say exactly when that wedding might happen.
Originally posted 07/24/2012 02:30PM
I can't believe my time on The Bachelorette is finally over and I can tell everyone about the amazing man I get to call my fiancé!
Getting to share our love story with you all this season and reliving the proposal yesterday reminds me of how blessed I am to have found my best friend and partner in crime, Jef Holm.
Jef and I have been looking forward to this day for so long and are so excited to start our lives together. I've always believed in great love and hoped I'd find it one day. However, I had no idea a love like this even existed!
Originally posted 07/23/2012 11:30AM
At Sunday night's live After the Final Rose special, The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard and her new fiancé, Jef Holm, couldn't wait to declare their love for each other.
"I found the perfect man," said Maynard, who became engaged on the show's season 8 finale. Maynard beamed as she clutched Holm's hand. "He's my best friend."
"I love her to death," Holm gushed.
While some viewers were shocked and saddened to see Maynard's tearful goodbye to racecar driver Arie Luyendyk on the season finale, host Chris Harrison says it was clear to him that the North Carolina single mom's connection to Utah entrepreneur Holm was undeniably stronger.
Originally posted 07/22/2012 10:10PM
Emily Maynard's televised search for true love and a stepfather for her 7-year-old daughter Ricki ended with the season finale of The Bachelorette Sunday night.
After being courted by 25 men in the show's eighth season, the North Carolina single mom narrowed the field to two men: race car driver Arie Luyendyk and entrepreneur Jef Holm.
Emily, whose engagement to Bachelor Brad Womack ended last year, picked Jef.
Originally posted 07/22/2012 04:45PM
All The Bachelorette finales are emotional and dramatic, but host Chris Harrison promises that Sunday's Emily Maynard season closer is the only one he'd describe as "unpredictable and combustible."
"We've never had a horse race like this where any of the final three could have ended up with her and the decision was so down to the wire. It made her an emotional wreck," Harrison tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"Emily was more conflicted about the final two than any bachelor or bachelorette we've ever had. The guys were head over heels for her and she felt so strongly for both of them and that combination made for a very intense final week that could go either way."
Originally posted 07/17/2012 10:30AM
While host Chris Harrison calls the Men Tell All specials a rite of passage, Emily Maynard thought last week's taping in Hollywood was "a form of unusual punishment."
"It's torture to make a girl walk into a room full of her ex-boyfriends in ridiculously high heels and an obscenely tight dress, let them ask whatever questions they want and then tape it for national TV," the Bachelorette star told PEOPLE. "Even though I had the best group of guys in the history of the show, I'm glad it's over."
And that's coming from a woman who had to endure less than an hour of the four-plus it took to dissect yet another dramatic season of the ABC show. As always, plenty of fireworks were cut for time, but PEOPLE brings you the best of what you didn't see:
Originally posted 07/17/2012 08:50AM
In what lifetime should any girl have to face a room full of her ex-boyfriends? One of the many perks of being The Bachelorette, I guess! Lucky for me though, I have the best group of guys, and they took it easy on me – for the most part.
I hadn't seen any of the guys since I sent them home, so I was beyond nervous! The hardest to see was definitely Sean, because I didn't feel like we had much closure, and it was really important to me that he knew that everything I felt was 100 percent real for me.
I am so happy that Sean is in a great place now and looks back on our time together fondly. I feel the same.
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