By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Despite being pictured together over the weekend, The Bachelorette‘s Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are still definitely broken up and have no plans of a reconciliation, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Emily and Jeff are definitely over and have absolutely no plans to get back together,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “They are trying to remain amicable though and he was getting his things ready to pack up and leave North Carolina over the weekend when they were photographed together. Jef will be headed back to Utah in the next several days. They are extremely saddened that the relationship didn’t work out but truly are hopeful they can be friends. Jef just wasn’t ready to be a dad to Ricki and didn’t realize the commitment that would be required of him by having this little girl in his life.”
As previously reported, Maynard is prepared to hand over her stunning 2.5-carat emerald cut diamond stunner surrounded by 87 smaller diamonds to celebrity jeweler, Neil Lane, as soon as she can get back to Los Angeles, which will most likely be within the week.
This is the second engagement ring that the North Carolina native has been forced to forfeit. She returned her $50,000 3-carat token of love from Brad Womack back in May 2011 after The Bachelor couple called off their engagement. Emily got engaged to Womack during her first foray into reality TV, but that relationship quickly fizzled and now that things with Jef are over she is single once again and back on the market.
Meanwhile, producers of The Bachelorette are eager to have Maynard come back for a third stint.
“Emily is going through all the offers she is getting right now, including a potential reality show about her life as a single mom looking for love,” the insider says. “Emily is very media savvy and loves being in the limelight. She has no plans on retreating back to a life without fame and celebrity.”