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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are still acting like a couple in love, but rumor has it that their made-for-TV engagement is on the rocks. Last month, Us Weekly reported that former Bachelorette Maynard was sending explicit text messages to another man. Now, we've learned just who that man might be: Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Leinart!
According to Us Weekly, Holm outed Leinart to an ex-girlfriend named Kaylee Shepherd -- and it didn't take her long go public with the story.
"When [Emily] put her phone down, [Jef] picked it up and read through everything," Shepherd told the magazine. "Jef said, 'It was that pro football guy...She strung me along and was talking to another guy the whole time!'"
Something strange is clearly going on here, especially since Holm and Maynard are supposedly still together. (As of two weeks ago, they were making wedding plans for 2013.) But Holm's ex is sticking to her story.
"Jef said their relationship isn't what it seems," Shepherd told Us.
This isn't the first time that Leinart, 29, has landed in the tabloids for a rumored romance. Not only did he date Kristin Cavallari when she was in high school, but he's been linked to Paris Hilton (they partied in Vegas together in 2006), Britney Spears (they went dancing in Arizona after her divorce from Kevin Federline), Shannon Doherty and Alyssa Milano. He even had a rumored flirtation with Ali Fedotowsky in 2010. Maybe the guy has a thing for Bachelorettes?
Maynard and Holm haven't commented on the latest rumors, but a friend told E! News that there is zero trouble in paradise.
"Everything is absolutely fine between them. They are a great couple and the wedding is definitely on," says the source. "He has moved to Charlotte and is living in an apartment and they are really making a go of things. They are being sensible about their relationship, there is only so much you can learn about someone over the course of the show, so they are getting to know one another better...They are happy."