In case you haven’t read, WetPaint.com ran this story yesterday regarding the live finale this Sunday based on what they’re hearing. Which is quite interesting, since I know a lot of you want to know if I’ve heard anything about this yet or if I have any new info. WetPaint’s story is a big deal. And it isn’t. And here’s why: Because nothing has changed from what I reported back on July 3rd. Emily and Jef left Curacao and engaged couple. This live finale is not going to be her making her decision between both guys, or, they leave us hanging in Curacao with Jef proposing and Emily saying she needs more time to think about it. Nothing like that. They got engaged in Curacao, and despite whatever garbage you read elsewhere, they are still engaged today.
So then, what’s WetPaint’s story teasing? Here’s what I know: When WetPaint says in their story, “a source tells us that at least one person involved in the final trio of characters –Emily, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., and Jef Holm – has had ‘lingering feelings’ that need to be addressed,” that’s actually not accurate. It’s TWO people that have lingering feelings – Arie and Emily. Scandal, right? Not to so much. If you want my honest opinion, I think the live finale is nothing but hype. Sure, something will happen, but nothing ridiculously dramatic. What I’ve been told is at some point since filming ended, Arie and Emily may have had some sort of contact. Whether it be a phone call, a text, etc. I don’t know. But for whatever reason, there’s some “lingering feelings/issues” with these two that will be addressed come the live finale. However, it does not affect what’s already taken place, and that’s Emily and Jef being engaged.
They are still engaged today. That’s not in jeopardy. I’m hearing that even Ashley and JP are headed to LA this weekend to be at the live finale as well. Do you really think they are flying in a past successful couple for Emily to pull a Mesnick, or something catastrophic to happen? Not going to happen. In Curacao, Emily and Jef left engaged, and they’re still engaged as we speak. Not to mention, Arie and Jef are boys. Did you see all of Jef’s bromance tweets about the guy last night? So obviously anything that happened with Arie and Emily since filming, Jef is fully aware of. It’s not like he’s going to be blindsided by anything. I have no idea what the definition of “lingering feelings” is, but it is something, regardless of how small it may be, that’s happened since the end of filming between Emily and Arie that will be addressed at the live finale. I don’t see it being that big of deal though honestly, since we know Jef and Arie are cool with each other.
As for Curacao, I was told that Arie didn’t propose. Now, was it because he got up to the altar and Emily rejected him before he could, or, did she let him go early like a lot of people who’ve emailed me seem to be insinuating? That I don’t know. The information I was told was Arie didn’t propose, Emily left Curacao engaged to Jef and they are still engaged. Do with that what you will. I really don’t see how this “lingering feelings” stuff will have much of an impact considering how highly Arie and Jef speak of each other. It might’ve been something that happened right after they got back from Curacao and has been a non-issue for two months for all we know. So just to be clear: Jef is not going to get dumped, Emily is not going to be making her choice live, nor is there gonna be this giant blow up or anything. But there is something between Emily and Arie that’s going to be addressed on the live finale, whatever that may be. If I could predict the future, I’d be on a plane to Vegas today. I can’t possibly know something that hasn’t happened yet, right? We’ll see what it’s all about come Sunday, and I will be stunned beyond belief if it’s anything major. I wouldn’t expect any huge fireworks. You’ll be disappointed.
I hope that clears things up. Sort of. Guess we’ll get our answer Sunday. Let all the speculation start, but I’m telling you, Emily and Jef are engaged and there’s not a chance she’s gonna pull a 180 on Sunday or anything crazy like that. And that “In Touch” story of her wanting to be engaged to Arie, and him turning her down, so she just went with Jef? Totally bogus and not even close to accurate. Just a tabloid being a tabloid.