“Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” Sean in Banff, & Finality to Jef and Emily (Thank God)

Change of plans. I’m actually going to do “Reality Roundup” tomorrow instead since I got a late start to today’s column. Today I’ll just recap some Jef and Emily stuff, update you a bit on Sean’s group date yesterday, and also give you some news and notes involving the franchise. Needless to say, it’s been a crazy two days since the Jef and Emily breakup became official on Tuesday night. Crazy tweeters, crazy emailers, all sorts of speculation in the tabloids yesterday. On and on and on it went. The twitter trolls were out in full force. Not to mention a few loonies that seemed to escape from the bin. Yikes. But I guess when you put all your faith into two people you don’t even know, and believe every word they put on their Twitter and in Instagram pics, and those two people end up lasting a whopping 3 months together, I guess you would feel pretty stupid about your blind loyalty and start lashing out at people who were right from the beginning. Hey, whatever floats your boat.

In case you didn’t see it, here are Jef and Emily’s statements to “People” magazine that they released Tuesday night. I’ll tell you what I find hilarious about this whole “exclusive” and “breaking news” aspect of it. Well, two things actually. First, it played out exactly how I said it would in Tuesday’s column that “People” planted their “Are Jef and Emily Breaking Up” story last Saturday online because they knew something was up. However, the second thing that’s hilarious in all this is to go look at the tabloid covers this week. US Weekly’s cover story is of Emily saying “We’re Done!,” but “People” doesn’t have a thing about Jef and Emily on the cover this week, even though they were the ones who got their statements Tuesday night confirming the break up. Knowing what I know about how tabloids work, essentially US Weekly outscooped “People” on the story, “People” found out about US’ cover after they had already gone to print with their cover (which had nothing on Jef and Emily), so they basically ran to the two of them probably begging for a statement to put out Tuesday night before the mags hit stands Wednesday morning, which they did. Just kinda funny to see “People” were the only ones to get exclusive quotes from Jef and Emily, yet in their magazine this week, there’s nothing about them being broken up, just a little blurb about possibly there being trouble.

I just don’t get why you’d give such gushing, glowing statements about each other in a breakup. Did I expect them to mudsling? Of course not. But those statement were so written by other people, and so over-the-top ridiculous, that it cheapens the statement itself. Just say, “Things didn’t work out” and move on. But to go on for paragraphs about how great the other person is, and how much they love them to death, and she’s the greatest mother in the world, yet, you’re breaking up? Just sounds pretty hollow. There were obviously problems there (none that I expect them to ever address), but by doing a 180 the other way and glorifying how great the other person is, it made the statements that much more un-believable. I don’t buy for a second these two will remain such close friends. She’s already deleted every picture of the guy off her Instagram and unfollowed him. Do you really think they’ll keep in touch? Please. With that said, I’m glad that it’s over and I’m vindicated for what I reported last Tuesday. I’m sure a lot of you still have questions about the who and the why of this breakup, but I’m done talking about it. I’ve heard plenty of things regarding it, hence the reason I’ve been saying for a while these two would never get married, but it’s not my business to share that with people. All you need to know now is that they’re broken up and it’s over. You’re never gonna get the answers you want to this relationship because I don’t see either coming forward to trash the other one, so no need to ask. I’m sure the tabloids aren’t done with them, but I am. On to Sean’s season. I told you what was going to happen and it did. My work here is done.

As for Sean’s season, got something mixed up the other day on Twitter. Tuesday I had posted there was a group date and that filming was taking place at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada. Well that’s where they’re staying, but the group date was yesterday. There were 7 girls on it – 3 of them in one canoe, 3 of them in another canoe, and 1 of them in a canoe with Sean. I don’t know which girls were on it. Here was the only picture so far I was able to get of a portion of the date, but, you can’t really tell who is who due to all the heavy clothing being worn. But hey, that’s Sean in the middle!

Some other notes to go over regarding the franchise:

-Last weekend, Ed, Jaclyn, Nick, Rachel, and Chris did some appearance at the Mohegan Sun. No idea what it was for, but just the fact that Rachel and Nick both appeared at it goes to show that anyone who went screaming and cursing at either of them after the finale needs to calm down. Sure, Rachel was upset in the moment as she should’ve been since the dude played her out of $125k, but they obviously can be civil enough with each other now that it seems stupid people got so worked up over the ending.

-For those that have asked me, and I know plenty of you have asked her by looking at her Twitter, yes, Ashley Spivey and her boyfriend Scott have broken up. I don’t know why, and I don’t know who ended it with who so, feel free to stop asking. But yes, they’re broken up.

-I haven’t been posting which contestants are home as much lately because I want to kind of roll it out in a bigger column. I’m pretty sure 9 girls went to Canada though, and I’m pretty sure I know who 8 of them are. Like every season, it’s one giant puzzle piece. It’ll all come together eventually.

93 thoughts on ““Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” Sean in Banff, & Finality to Jef and Emily (Thank God)

  1. Thanks everyone.

    Heiofan did a good thing by reminding everyone. Thanks Heliofan!

    I sure hope there’s some good entertainment during Sean’s season, because that’s about the only thing I’m looking forward to. I’m finally at a point where I could care less about any romance. Just bring on the the fun and games. My how things have changed over the seasons! Ben and Emily’s season and BP3 have helped knock any romantic nonsense out of my head!

  2. Something is SERIOUSLY WRONG with Jef ya’ll. Everyone go look on his twitter acct. and see the pic he just posted….wow what a way to get back at Emily.
    Am I wrong or not?? But it seems he’s jabbing at Emily.

  3. Jef’s tweet is a pic of an e-card with a man & a woman on it and it says…”Your obsession with cats is out of control and I can’t handle it anymore!” “So, you’re kicking meeeowt??”

    Believe me…this was meant to jab at Emily because she loves cats so much. Lol

  4. Yeah, that’s def at emily. I think cats are the least of their problems and it is a pretty passive aggressive post. I would have more respect had he given a real statement to People and not that phoney baloney one. I’m just am so over these two.

  5. @wise – couldn’t have said it better myself.

    uh oh the crazies are loose again…..bringing back memories, say it aint so.

    On to something of substance, who watched Revenge? :D

  6. I’m probably in the minority here, but I thought Jef’s tweet about the cats was funny. Then again, I’m not a fan of cats.

    @Randais, Revenge was great last night! (When is it not?!) I got goosebumps when Emily saw (***Spoiler for those who aren’t caught up yet…) her mom sitting by Amanda’s bed. Next week’s episode looks really good too.

    Does anyone else watch Scandal? That’s another good one on ABC.

  7. @ iheart & kbn, WHAT a show right? Anyone get a good look at what faux Amanda handed faux Emily when she was being loaded in the ambulance? What do you think about Nolan and Padma? Nolan’s got ZERO game, ie: his epic fail on the first attempt at a kiss ending in his prompt collision with the floor. Anyone else have a suspicion that Padma is in cahoots with someone or has an agenda?
    And what’s with that guy who Devlin robbed that clearly wants to “steal” the bar? Mommy dearest (Kara?) aka faux Emily’s mom, is good, way to take out the faux Emily’s new “hero” .

    Ok anyone else think Daniel is playing right into Ashleys hands or are you all buying what she’s selling?

    I’m with you, iheart, about the goosebumps for faux Amanda. While I realize “mommy” hasn’t been in her daughters life for years, she has had access to the rags and newpapers, i would think. How in the world could she confuse faux Amanda with her real daughter?

    And falling into the “Just my opinion” category:
    Whats more appropriate than a ridiculously pregnant lady with her black bra hanging out (ok, not a classy look, pregnant or not) and her overly long thick chain stuck in her cleavage? Quote of the episode, “regrets suck”.

  8. @Randais, Amanda handed Emily the earpiece she had been using to listen to Emily’s instructions on what to say to Victoria.

    I think Padma definitely has an agenda of her own. Just when Nolan really starts to trust her and get closer to her, I bet she’ll use him for whatever it is she came for. Her scenes with Nolan were actually one of my favorites of the episiode, and that part when he made the boxes cave and fell to the ground was awkwardly cute in my opinion.

    I had a feeling that guy and kid were scheming together to somehow screw over Jack and Declan. I was thinking maybe that guy will have something to do with the sinking of the Amanda, but I read somewhere on another site (probably Wetpaint) that Aiden has a part in the boat sinking. So much still left to come this season!

  9. As far as the Jef tweet… I think it was a joke for Emily and not necessarily a jab at her. They were together this weekend (there are pictures on us weekly), which is when he posted it.. My thinking is the two of them are going to stay friendly.. They are comfortable around each other and have fun, which is why he won.. and they really didn’t start dating until the show was done airing and they were allowed out in the open, which was like 2 months ago… in that two months they realized they weren’t going to get married, so they broke up. It wasnt a long enough period to be super serious, so I can see them staying friends. In every interview they did, they never really said this person is the “love of my life” they were constantly saying “he/she is my best friend”. Just a thought.

  10. @iheart – That makes sense. Excellent observation! BUT isn’t it strange how that was that coherent to remember to do that after a fall like that? Nolan’s fall was funny, I’ll give you that. I guess we’re going to have to watch everything else unfold to see where they are taking us. I can’t wait ;) .

  11. @karri…I don’t mean to sound rude but where in the world have you been…under a rock?! Do you not read Steve’s blogs or do you just come in here to leave comments only? There is NO possible way that Jef and Emily are still friends after what all went on between them. Go read some of Steve’s blogs AND some of the stories that are out there like US Weekly..that will tell you WHY their still not friends…and yes that was a jab at Emily…I mean c’mon!

  12. @cindy01 – not trying to get into a pissing contest with you, but you may want to go back and check out the most recent US Weekly stuff online yourself before you write such a condescending and scathing comment to karri. The most recent US Weekly stuff shows pictures of Jef and Emily from this past weekend, loking kinda friendly at a mall. I’m by no means a JEM fanatic, I really don’t care about these people, BUT you wrote a pretty rude comment, not having all the info yourself. To quote you “There is NO possible way that Jef and Emily are still friends…..” but the pictures from this weekend tell a different story. Try not to be so rude next time. I think Karri is a little more right than you are.

  13. crap. Come get me spelling-nazis. I know my post was full of errors, but there is no way to edit it, and I’m pretty sure you get the idea anyway. This thing needs a spell-check function. :-)

  14. @karri and rollingeyes…I do apologize for sounding so condescending and rude in that comment. I’ve been travelling quite a bit for work and today is my first day off in wks so I’m still adjusting to a normal schedule….but really there’s no excuse. I will definitely research the US Weekly and try to find what you’re talking about.

  15. counting down the minutes til i watch revenge!!! missed it last nite, but i heard it was a fantastic episode..

    @cindy01- that was nice to see u apologize and admit u were a little extreme with your comment to karri.. a lot of posters take pride in being condescending and dont care if they sound bitchy… it’s nice to see someone take ownership and act like an adult when theyre called out like that..

    i havent seen the article either, but im about to go look for it now..

  16. oh.. and am i the only one that is surprised by blakely and tony?? i actually thought these two were going to last… silly me!

  17. @randais and @iheartvino–where are ya’all discussing revenge these days? Looks like the discussion at bachandbachetteforums stopped cold (what is going on there?) I need to discuss and get my “revenge” fix!!
    @randais–the thing with the bra hanging out was totally “erin brockovich” (erin in the movie).

  18. @wise, here. We’ve brought it over to this post, read back a few comments. You may be onto something with that Erin Brockovich reference… I still think it’s pretty tacky. Wait, you read that so you’ve probably already read the posts we brought over….so far ;) . “Bachandbachette forums”? Where is that and was Revenge being discussed there too?

    Anyone else take notice that RS started out this post with “Change of plans. I’m actually going to do “Reality Roundup” tomorrow instead …” on the 16th but then didn’t? I don’t care, just noticed it myself, guess that tells you how much I miss it…..NOT.

  19. @iheart and randais- that was one of my favorite episodes so far this series… wow, unbelievable writing and acting.. this was definitely a tear jerker for me…

  20. Revenge is SO well written, no wonder we are all obsessed. I love all the twists and turns this show takes. Keeps you guessing and us talking.

  21. @rollingeyes – Thanks for sticking up for me :)

    @cindy01 – Thanks for apologizing. I actually always read RS’s blog and never read/leave comments, but when I saw the pictures of them together from yesterday, I thought I’d share the news and give my perspective.

    I’m close to Emily’s age.. and there have been a few guys that I’ve dated for a couple months, broke up, and now some of those guys are my really close friends.. I go on vacations with them and they are friends with my current boyfriend. So it really wouldn’t surprise me that much if they ended up being the same way.

  22. @randais: I also noticed he didn’t post “Reality Roundup.” But I also don’t care ’cause I don’t watch the other shows he does (DWTS, the singing competitions, “Survivor,” etc.).

    Re. the pics of Jef and Emily together in Charlotte from yesterday, maybe it has to do with helping him move out of there since he did move across the country to be with her–she kinda owes him that much. But who knows with those two and the allegations about them that make them both seem messed up.

  23. I was interested in seeing what Steve had to say about The Amazing Race in the reality round-up but that’s the only one I really follow. That’s a great show!

  24. @ Elizabeth – I actually do watch those shows, well many of them anyway, but I never read the “round up” just as I never read the reader e-mails to RS. To me, it makes absolutely NO SENSE to ask RS relationship questions, I just can’t take them seriously. But I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that RS bagged on yet another, promise of future “news”.

  25. @karri…You’re welcome sweetie. Honestly I haven’t been myself lately and it’s not like me to be that way. Hopefully after a few days of a normal schedule I’ll be my old self again.
    Watching The Bachelor/ Bachelorette is a guilty pleasure for me and just started watching them a couple of seasons ago and now I’m addicted. I really don’t get that invested in the final couple’s relationship because most of the time they don’t stay together, but it’s fun to watch just the same.

  26. Kasey, silly me too! I don’t know why, but thought Tony and Blakely just might be exactly what the other needed. But what do I know?!

    Heliofan, I’ve been an Amazing Race addict for years! What a great show. I love seeing all the cultures and watching the racers deal with so much! It’s very well done, which is why it always wins an Emmy for Best Reality Show.

  27. @wisewords, yeah, I noticed a while back that there really wasn’t much action over on the Revenge section of Bach and Bachelorette Fan Forum so I’ve just been making my comments about Revenge over here.

    @karyn and kasey, I too was a little surprised about Blakeley and Tony. Call me crazy, but I thought he had love in his eyes on the Bach Pad finale when he proposed to her. She was looking around watching everyone else but him, but he didn’t take his eyes off her and any time the camera was on him, he was looking at her with what I perceived to be a loving gaze. Oh well, it’s definitely not the first whirlwind romance from this show that hasn’t lasted very long and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

  28. Wonderin’ what has happened to RS? He didn’t post “Reality Roundup” last week and hasn’t posted anything yet today….???

  29. Sean was in a car accident yesterday according to Wet Paint!!!! Everyone is ok though!!

  30. @Strick432, RS has been pretty active on Twitter. He stated a while back that in between seasons, he wouldn’t post columns as often as normal, and that some weeks there may not even be a need for one. No clue why he didn’t do Reality Roundup though.

    @Jovi, I saw that too! I’m glad Sean’s okay, but knowing how the media outlets (Wetpaint included) exaggerate every little thing, I’ll be surprised if it wasn’t just a minor fender bender and not a big deal at all. :)

  31. What’s up with Emily sexting and all those cats? She deserves that Tweet from Jef after putting him through loops! and Jef needs to take things like a man. I mean blackmailing Emily? c’mon! I did love these two but now I ‘m just done with Bachelor/Bachelorette.
    And who is Tierra? I dont see her in Sean’s bios.

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