Emily Maynard, single mom, television Bacherlorette, and the gossip blogs current “it” girl, opened up today about her new fiancé Jef Holm and how she thinks he is going to be an awesome step dad for her 7-year-old daughter, Ricki.
“I feel like Jef would make the best husband and the best stepdad ever,” Emily, 26, predicted on The Bachelorette‘s July 9 episode, where she and Jef, 28, traveled to Curacao.
Ok, let’s stop right here. I’ll be honest that I’ve never wasted my time watching a single episode of The Bachelor or The Bacherlorette and everything that I know about Emily and Jef and the show is from gossip blogs and the two cents left from commentators on those blogs. Sure, it’s all fun and entertainment, but what I don’t get is why a woman would search for love on a reality television show, make out with about 25 men in front of the entire country and then proclaim that a man (who is now her fiancé) that she’s only known for a quick second is going to be one heck of a stepdad for her daughter. Super CREEPY if you ask me.
I don’t know about you, but if I were in Emily’s position, I’d perhaps but love on the side for now (she is only 26 and has plenty of time in front of her!) and spend more time with her daughter than with strangers looking for their quick 15 minutes on television. I’m not a single parent, but if I were, I would be EXTRA careful about dating or bringing a partner into my life with my two children present. For me, any future “stepdad” would have to jump thru quite a few hurdles and walk miles on hot stones before I’d even introduce him to my kids. You just can’t toy with a child’s feelings by proclaiming someone as their future stepdad when you barely know the person yourself.
As ridiculous as The Bacherlorette and many other reality shows out there may be, I just believe that children should stay out of them. In fact, Bachelors and Bachelorettes should be childless if they want to appear on the show. Make a fool out of yourself and pretend to fall in love with this quick 15 minute romance all you want, but keep your kids out of it. They are way to young to be accessories to such foolery, if you ask me.
And just to add here, Jef also talked about his impending relationship with this 7-year-old girl that he’s probably only ten years older than by saying: ”We’re going to combine our lives and I’m going to hang out with Ricki all the time and become a car pool dad. We’re just going to live our lives together and get accustomed with each other, plan a wedding, and when we get married, move in together.”
Um, whatever. There’s a huge difference with being a television dad and a REAL dad, son. Kind of like the difference between reality and reality TV.
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