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Emily Maynard Engaged to Jef

July 23, 2012

Emily Maynard has accepted Jef Holm's marriage proposal on the U.S. dating competition show "The Bachelorette."

Holm proposed in Sunday night's episode after Maynard told his fellow finalist Arie Luyendyk, a 30-year-old race-car driver, he wasn't the one for her, UsMagazine.com reported.

Maynard, 26, said she chose Holm, the 28-year-old chief executive officer of a bottled water company, because she was in love with him and thought he would make a good stepfather to her 7-year-old daughter Ricki, whose father died before she was born.

Once he heard Maynard wanted to be with him, UsMagazine.com said Holm got down on one knee and said: "What I'm about to ask you aren't just empty words [for] a few months, a few years, a few decades. It's a forever thing."

After he asked her to be his wife, Maynard replied, "Yes!"



Source: Copyright United Press International 2012