Emily Maynard narrowed it down to two bachelors on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s The Bachelorette. Now, with the Final Rose Ceremony inching closer, the men of The Bachelorette will finally spill some behind-the-scenes gossip.
On Sunday, June 8, the bachelors met in L.A. to film The Bachelorette’s The Men Tell All episode WetPaint Entertainment scored some exclusive information on what the guys had to say about Maynard and the competition for her love.
Maynard was present at the taping, and had to face those who she eliminated for the first time.
She wore a bright pink dress to the taping and all eyes were reportedly glued on her. “She looked fantastic,” the source told WetPaint, “and you could tell a lot of the men were still carrying torches for her.”
After each season, The Men Tell All episode reveals all the drama the cameras did not capture. And some of the bachelors even find themselves in the hot seat.
Contestant Ryan Bowers, who had been accused of joining Season 8 of The Bachelorette for self-serving reasons, attempted to defend himself during The Men Tell All.
When a fellow bachelor confronted him, Bowers responded: “Well, yeah. Of course I did it for myself. I went on it to find love and if I find it, I’m half of that couple.” The other guys seemed to agree with him, according to WetPaint's source.
At one point during the filming, Kalon – whose reference to Maynard’s daughter, Ricki, as “baggage” cost him his chance at a rose – attempted to apologize to the blonde 26-year-old.
“You could tell he didn’t really mean it,” the source told WetPaint. Maynard was not fooled. “She basically said, ‘Thanks, but I think you’re full of s**t.'”
Of the 25 original bachelors, only two remain – Arie Luyenduk, Jr. and Jef Holm. Sean Lowe was let go during the shocking elimination.
Monday’s elimination might have added credence to a spoiler touted on RealitySteve.
Steve Carbone, the blogger behind RealitySteve.com and an infamous source of Bachelor and Bachelorette spoilers, claims that Maynard is engaged to Jeff Holm.
“What I do know now is that Emily and Jef left Curacao as an engaged couple and are still engaged today," Carbone wrote on RealitySteve.com. "I just know that Jef definitely proposed in Curacao, she accepted, and they are engaged. Yes, it took me six weeks to get it confirmed, but by golly, I’m finally glad I did."
Holm may be the final bachelor and he may not. Regardless of the fact that only one man will remain standing in the end, WetPaint reports that all the Season 8 contestants remain on good terms.
“At the end of the day, it didn’t seem like there was any ill will,” the source told the entertainment wesbite. “It’s a TV show after all — and all the guys seemed to understand that.”
The Men Tell All will air Monday, July 16, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Stay tuned for the finale of The Bachelorette on July 22 to find out who Emily Maynard chooses.