01:27 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 11/08/2012 01:10PM
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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson from season 16 of The Bachelor and Emily Maynard and Jef Holm from season 8 of The Bachelorette have recently announced their breakups.
This is nothing new for the winners of these two shows. But what's the love lesson? Here are two things you can learn from the most recent relationship flops:
Originally posted 10/17/2012 06:00PM
How do you cope with heartbreak? For Jef Holm, it's family, friends and ... fore!
A day after announcing the end of his engagement to Bachelorette Emily Maynard, Holm posted a photo from the links of himself with Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr.
"Just what I needed," Holm Tweeted on Tuesday. "Chill golf night in AZ."
Originally posted 10/16/2012 08:10PM
Despite a happy ending on The Bachelorette finale in July and the hope of building a life and a family together, Emily Maynard and her fiancé Jef Holm have ended their engagement.
The pair open up about the split in exclusive statements to PEOPLE:
"I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways," Maynard says. "It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision.
Originally posted 10/12/2012 06:15PM
It seemed like true love when Emily Maynard and Jef Holm got engaged on the season finale of The Bachelorette in July. But have they called it quits?
Multiple reports claim the reality lovebirds have split up.
A source tells PEOPLE the couple have drastically cut back on the amount of time they've been spending together recently. On Sunday, they were spotted at an event together, but, says the source, have otherwise barely seen each other.
The couple have not responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.
Originally posted 10/05/2012 06:00AM
Dancing – and gaming? – with the stars?
Bristol Palin, Gilles Marini, Karina Smirnoff, Jef Holm, Holly Madison and more celebrated the launch of Ubisoft's Just Dance 4 at Lexington Social House in Hollywood on Tuesday.
Fresh off the set of Dancing with the Stars , Marini challenged fellow all-stars contestant Palin to a dance off, but she refused.
"No! He'll beat me! Gilles has the best moves!" she said.
Bachelorette winner Holm was more than up for a challenge! He took on both DWTS' Karina Smirnoff and Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson.
Although he attended the event without fiancé Emily Maynard, he assured everyone their relationship remains strong despite breakup rumors.
"Jef said he and Emily are extremely happy and the rumors are false," an onlooker said.
A pregnant Madison also got in on the fun and was overheard talking about possible baby names.
"The names she and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella are debating are definitely unconventional," a source says. "But they're straying away from anything trendy or common most people would choose."
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 10/01/2012 07:00PM
Kym Johnson is a two-time Dancing with the Stars champion, taking the coveted mirror ball trophy in season 9 with Donny Osmond and in season 12 with Hines Ward. The Australia native will now be blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with Joey Fatone in the all-star season.
He was so nervous about the elimination last week because I made him freak out. I felt bad about that. He just knew that I was nervous all day and he said, "Kym, I think we'll be fine," and I said, "Joey, we're fourth from the bottom. We could be gone."
Originally posted 09/25/2012 03:30PM
Who says the final two can't enjoy a little Dancing?
Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk, who both vied for Emily Maynard's heart in the most recent season of The Bachelorette, were spotted together at Monday's Dancing with the Stars premiere.
The pair sat side by side for the big show and snapped photos after with all-star contestants and pro dancers, including Kirstie Alley and Kym Johnson.
Arie, who lost out to Jef in the finale, told PEOPLE at the post-premiere party at Mixology 101 at The Grove that he came into town to support fellow racecar driver and defending Dancing champ Hélio Castroneves.
Originally posted 08/24/2012 07:00AM
One day after denying tabloid reports claiming Bachelorette star Emily Maynard had betrayed fiancé Jef Holm, the couple were hurt – but not surprised – to discover the allegations were made by Holm's own brother, Mike Holm.
"My family all says they are shocked, and obviously I'm shocked," Jef tells PEOPLE exclusively about Mike, who vacationed with the Holms family, Maynard and Maynard's 7-year-old daughter Ricki in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend. "But if everybody knew the history he had with our family, no one would be surprised."
Originally posted 08/22/2012 04:30PM
It's been one month since Charlotte, N.C., mom Emily Maynard accepted Utah-based entrepreneur Jef Holm's marriage proposal on the season finale of The Bachelorette. Now they're back in the news thanks to tabloid reports claiming Maynard betrayed her fiancé.
"It's one hundred percent not true," Maynard tells PEOPLE exclusively of the cheating accusations.
According to reports, the couple had a blowout fight while vacationing with Holm's family and Maynard's 7-year-old daughter Ricki in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend.
"It's funny to me," Holm tells PEOPLE. "We were in a gated community in a private home with just my brothers and sisters. It's just bogus a 'source' would [say] we were fighting. None of that is true."
Originally posted 08/13/2012 06:00AM
It was yet another happy-go-lucky outing for reality star Emily Maynard and her Bachelorette-winning fiancé, Jef Holm.
Heading into Malibu, Calif., boutique, Sofia Bananabeat , the newly engaged pair "was super nice and laidback," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They [seemed to be] having fun just trying on clothes and hanging out."
At one point, a young girl recognized the duo.
"The little girl told Emily how much she loved her," says the source, adding, "They were so down to earth and took several photos with the young fan."
– Jennifer Garcia
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