Emily Maynard addressed rumors that she chose Jef Holm for his money in a recent press teleconference. We know Jef and Emily are doing really well together — just look at the stream of adorable Instagram pictures of the two. (The two are in Ghana right now checking on People Water wells). It’s clear these two are in love!
Of course the rumor mills have been grinding out rumors that Emily is a gold digger and wanted a suitor with lots of money. We know Jef has lots of money as he has a net worth of 3 million dollars. The wealthy hipster, non-practicing-Mormon, entrepreneur/philanthropist from Utah co-founded a company called People Water, which sells bottled water and for every bottle they sell they provide an equal amount of water to an area where water is scarce by building wells.
But Emily says she thought Jef Holm lived at home with his parents for awhile in a conference call with reporters recently (seems odd to me that the question of “where do you live–do you have roomates–doesn’t come up during dating, but what do I know).
“I’ll be honest with you. I thought Jef lived at home for the better part of our relationship while the show was airing, and I still kept him around! So I don’t know what that says. I don’t how Joe knows anything about me or Jef for that matter considering he was sent home first, but who knows”
We know Jef Holm’s family has lots of money, but Emily claims that means nothing to her. She also makes an interesting comment suggesting her family is very well off. “But I certainly do not care about anyone’s money. I don’t need it. My father’s worked really hard his entire life so that his children will never have to want for anything, and I’m very grateful for that and yeah, it played absolutely no part of it. I find it pretty insulting that anyone would ever say that. “
This of course begs the question…What does Emily’s father do?!!!!
Well despite saying that she would be happy with a piece of tape on her finger from Jef Holm she does have a gorgeous $150,000 ring from the Bachelorette Dreamboat Jef Holm. Well it certainly appears these two are legitimately in love….money or not!