In addition to what I wrote yesterday regarding the Emily and Jef situation, let me expand a bit more on it. I think you’ll be a bit surprised what I have to say. I think the biggest thing in all of this is you’re dealing with such a rabid fan base. Yes, I know the “Bachelor” franchise is not nearly as popular as the Twilight franchise, but judging from the tweets and emails I’ve received, you’d think they’re at least on par with each other. Holy crap. Easy people. With such a rabid fan base, you’re dealing with some people that refuse to live in reality and continue to think that everything and everyone are the greatest people ever and nothing negative can ever happen to a couple that they like. And by God, if they’re tweeting and Instagramming pictures of themselves, then all must be right in the world. That’s not always necessarily the case.
I like Emily. I really do. Do I think she’s a bit insecure? Yes. Do I think she cares too much about what others think of her? Yes. But all in all, I do like her. As for Jef, I have nothing against him either. That’s where a lot of people get mistaken. Just because I make fun of people in my column, or say negative things about someone, there’s this perception that I hate everyone involved, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is, I don’t know most of these people, and the second they sign up to go on a reality show, they are opening themselves up to criticism from anyone, from anywhere, in any form. That’s just the world we live in now. If people can’t accept that, that’s their problem, not mine. I truly had moved on from Jef and Emily, even after the US Weekly cover story came out last week, and said as much. But once the brother confirmed the story, obviously people are going to come running to me asking questions and asking for my opinion on things. Some people will like what I say, and some people won’t, but I’m only going to tell it like it is, and I don’t care what anyone thinks.
This Emily and Jef situation really has two divided sides. The Jemily fans refuse to believe anything negative whatsoever about these two. Those people are impossible to deal with. They are in their own little Jemily world, and anything anyone ever says negative about them will be refuted 100 times over for no other reason than, “Leave them alone. I like them and wish them the best.” Great. But others are allowed to talk negatively about them, you realize that right? Of course you don’t. Anyway, my point being that there’s going to be sides to this story. Everything you see in People magazine in the coming weeks will be pro-Jemily. They are the de facto Jemily supporters. I guarantee when People comes out tomorrow, it will be a pro-Jemily piece, talking about how great things are and I expect a complete character assassination on the brother Mike. Count on it. US Weekly is following up a lead that they somehow got that there was a fight in South Carolina stemming from some texts Emily was sending and receiving to some guy. I’ve been hearing that guy is Matt Leinart and, at some point, you’ll see US Weekly corroborate that. Maybe it’ll be in this week’s issue, maybe not. I’m not sure. I do not know details. I’ve just been hearing that he’s the guy in question.
However, I do not expect Matt Leinart to ever give an on record story or quote to US Weekly, nor do I expect these alleged text messages to ever show up in a magazine. Which is music to the ears of the Jemily fans, since if they don’t see any proof, they’ll refuse to believe it. Which is fine. Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Doesn’t mean it did either. Like I said, I don’t know what went down that Sunday night in South Carolina in terms of details, but I have been made aware a fight took place. But here’s the thing: I’m not a gossip columnist. Sure, I have tidbits here and there about the franchise that I share, but on the whole, my column has never been about gossip. If it was, I could write stuff every single day about stuff that I hear, stuff I’ve been directly told, and stuff that’s just speculation. Lets face it, I think my track record over the last three years has proven I do have information and knowledge about things regarding this show that 99% of America doesn’t have. I mean, you can at least give me that, right? And very rarely when I do reveal spoilers or information about the show, I ever give hard details or say where it came from because, well, then I’d be exposing my sources. I told you the Jason/Molly/Melissa ending and for weeks people didn’t believe me – that came true. Told you Jake picked Vienna in St. Lucia with no proof or details – that came true. Told you Ben picked Courtney in Switzerland with no proof for months – that came true. On and on and on I could go with previous things I told you beforehand that turned out to be true, but you get my point. I’m just saying I think by this time, a lot of you have come to accept that if you read something on RealitySteve.com, there’s a good chance it’s going to be true, regardless of whether I have any proof behind it.
So when it comes to the Emily and Jef situation, nothing I say is going to satisfy either side. I hear things, I have things emailed to me, and all I do is process it all, with the occasional comment here and there. But nothing ever too detailed because I just can’t reveal where I get information from. So what I’m going to do with the Emily and Jef situation is just sit back and let it all play out. Let People magazine run their pro-Jemily pieces, let US Weekly continue to dig deeper into this relationship, and I will observe from the outside. I don’t care if Emily and Jef make it, and I don’t care if Emily and Jef break up. If my site hinged on the success of these couples, I’d be in a world of hurt. It doesn’t. I’m here to give you spoilers and information regarding this show, and I do that to the best of my ability. More times than not, I’m right. I will be wrong occasionally, and I’ve owned up to being wrong in the past, even going so far as to give public apologies.
With Emily and Jef, I’ve been told things, I’ve been emailed things, and I’ve heard things that are quite interesting. But for me to come out and say it all would be exposing sources, and I’m just not gonna do it. Let the tabloids and magazines play this relationship out. This is not my expertise. So once the tabloids hit the stands tomorrow, and more information is released, it’s pretty much what I’ve come to expect. I know you’ll ask my opinion, I know you’ll ask “Is this true,” and for the time being, I’m just gonna stay out of it. My stance is still exactly the same as it was back in July when I found out that Emily had picked Jef, and that’s that these two will never walk down the aisle together. Some people will disagree with me, in fact plenty of you will, and that’s fine. And some people will agree, and that’s fine too. But this is a no-win situation for me unless I reveal my sources, which isn’t going to happen. I know more about this situation than pretty much everyone else out there, but by reporting on it, it’s only going to lead to more questions, and more rabid fans screaming and whining about stuff they don’t have the full story to, and without revealing my sources, the information will just all be considered speculation. So read all the stuff that’s published, form your own opinions, and go live your life. Whether Emily and Jef get married and stay together for 50 years, or whether they break up next week, my life will still be exactly the same. I wish I could say the same thing for other people, but I just can’t. And that’s sad. Anyone that asks me about Emily and Jef, I think I’ll just cut and paste the same answer and just send it to everyone: I stand by what I said back in July. Emily and Jef will never walk down the aisle. Lets worry about next season of the “Bachelor” and how much information I can get on that, shall we?