Emily Maynard on Finding The Perfect Engagement Dress: "I've Never Felt More Amazing"

Our jaws are still dropped thanks to Jef Holm and Emily Maynard's romantic engagement on The Bachelorette. Why, you ask? No, not because of Jef's coif. Because of Emily's beautiful peach Jean Fares Couture gown. She looked like Xena The Warrior Princess only fancy and less terrifying!

New Details on Bachelorette Engagement: How Jef Holm Picked Out the Ring

Jef Holm made millions of ladies green with envy when he presented Emily Maynard with a stunning 3.5-carat emerald-cut diamond ring, surrounded by 87 smaller round-cut diamonds. Basically, we died and went to heaven, only to resurrect and swoon all over ourselves.

'The Bachelorette': Did Arie Luyendyk actually leave Emily Maynard?

It wouldn't be the end to a "Bachelorette" season without some controversy and rumors. In Touch Weekly is reporting that Emily Maynard's first choice was actually Arie Luyendyk, but Jef Holm won because Arie left the show. Supposedly Arie learned that Emily had slept with Jef on the fantasy suite date and he quit the show."Arie didn't know that she had been sleeping with other people," says an In Touch source. The source adds that Arie himself had slept with Emily several times, but didn't know she was sleeping with other people and started to wonder how well he knew her. The source goes on to say that producers contacted Arie and offered him money, a free vacation and a shot at being the next Bachelor in exchange for shooting the scene where Emily dumped him. Reality Steve, the go-to site for "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" spoilers, is mum on the article so far. In Touch's...

Chris Harrison’s Bachelorette Finale Blog: Jef and Emily Are Madly in Love — But Arie Was, Too

In his final blog on The Bachelorette Season 8, Chris Harrison shares thoughts on “what turned out to be one of the best seasons we’ve ever had.” Would you agree that Emily Maynard’s love quest was one of the best? It’s a point to ponder. Read on for more finale highlights from The Rosemaster, who is cautiously optimistic for Emily and Jef Holm to take Team JEM down the aisle. Arie Luyendyk, Jr. was sincere and respectful … and totally dumped: “That...

'Bachelorette's' Arie Luyendyk 'would be flattered' to be the next Bachelor

"Bachelorette" runner-up Arie Luyendyk spoke with the press Tuesday (July 24) about his time on the show and whether or not he's open to being the next Bachelor.Would he change anything about the experience?"I don't think I would change anything. I feel like the show portrayed our relationship pretty well. Obviously there was a lot more conversation, they did show our physical side. And even though the live show was nerve-wracking for me, it went well ... I was happy with it."On the trip to Charlotte with the journal:"When I decided to go to Charlotte, I had no idea the outcome [of the show]. After talking to Emily's mom [in Curacao], I really felt Emily's mom wanted her to wait, so I felt like she wasn't engaged to Jef. I really felt like her mind wasn't made up yet. So I flew to Charlotte with that on my mind. If I knew Jef and Emily...

'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard: Jef Holm and I probably won't televise the wedding, but 'never say never'

New "Bachelorette" couple Emily Maynard and Jef Holm spoke with the press Tuesday (July 24) about their relationship and whether or not they'll be having a televised wedding.On Ricki keeping the relationship a secret:Emily: "She doesn't know we're engaged yet ... I told her it was a big surprise and it was like a surprise party and we don't want to ruin it for everybody. She's a pretty good secret-keeper, I found out."On a possible spin-off show about planning her wedding, or a televised wedding:Emily: "My thoughts on that are pretty clear. I have no interest in ever doing any spin-off show or anything like that ... I have been looking forward to the day when I get to go back to normal and not have to worry about the cameras. And Jef and I can just be two people who fell in love on a show and leave all that behind us ... One...

'Bachelorette' Emily And Jef Talk Fantasy Suites On 'Kimmel'

Fans of " The Bachelorette " watched Sunday night as Emily Maynard quickly decided that she wanted Jef Holm, and he returned that desire by proposing. The now-engaged couple were certainly looking very much in love for their requisite appearance on " Jimmy Kimmel Live " (Weeknights 12 a.m. ET on ABC) Monday night. If he was to be believed, Jef was practically a seer about how the season would play out. He said from the beginning that he knew it would come down to him and Arie Luyendyk Jr. And, of course, he knew that he was going to be the one who won it all. That seemed to be the main reason he famously rejected a chance to spend the night with Emily in the fantasy suite. When asked about it Jef said, "I just felt like we were gonna be together ... I thought we were going to be able to spend the rest of our lives in our own little fantasy suite." When asked if they had since spent a night together in a fantasy suite, the couple denied it vehemently, though Jef did so with a knowing glance to the audience. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 12 a.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Bachelorette's Chris Harrison: Emily and Jef's Engagement Is the Start of Something Wonderful

After suffering heartbreak at an early age and a failed romance on The Bachelor , single mom Emily Maynard has finally gotten her happy ending. On Sunday night's Bachelorette finale, viewers watched Emily say goodbye to Arie , with whom she had an intensely strong connection from the beginning, and hand out her final rose to Jef . And although host Chris Harrison was sure Emily would not get engaged just yet, she surprised him by saying yes.

Bachelorette Emily Maynard Plans Her Wedding To Jef Holm: "I've Been Looking Up Dresses Online"

Bachelor Nation collapsed in a fit of mutual swoons during The Bachelorette Season 8 finale when Jef Holm got down on one knee and declared his love for Emily Maynard. These two are on their way to living happily ever after, but let's not forget about Ricki. Emily and her darling daughter are a package deal, which is why Jef is moving to their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina to become a "carpool dad!" "We're just going to live our lives together and get accustomed with each other,...

Jef Holm’s Bachelorette Proposal “Came as a Shock” to Emily Maynard

Emily and Jef's Bachelorette engagement was absolutely perfect — except for that whole part where Emily kept her man waiting for a full ten seconds before saying "yes." What's the deal, Em? You have some serious explaining to do. "It was kind of a surprise because we've never really talked about an engagement, even though I should have known," Emily tells Good Morning America. "Really I just wanted to soak in the moment and really make a decision for my heart…Take in the moment...