Matt Leinart Sexting Rumors Resurface as "Bachelorette" Couple Splits

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 17, 2012

Photo Credit: I Village
Photo Credit: I Village

Matt Leinart, what have you done now?

The former superstar USC quarterback, now backup-quarterback fodder, recently made tabloid headlines over rumors that he was secretly texting Emily Maynard, star of the hit show The Bachelorette.

Now comes the news that Maynard is splitting with her fiancee, Jef Holm.  

Yes, the idea of true love is certainly in danger, as multiple reports have the two love birds from the reality-TV show calling it quits. 

What are we to believe in now?

People Magazine received word from Maynard, who sounded absolutely torn up about the whole ordeal, albeit in a tone that would suggest the engagement was all for show:

I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways. It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision.

As you know, at first I wasn't sure that I should even be The Bachelorette, but I am a hopeless romantic and I do believe in the show. I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person–and you know what, we tried our best because the love between us was so real. 

Not only was their love real, it was so real. 

What's next for Maynard? Well, we would like to direct your attention to a few weeks ago, when reports issued that current Oakland Raiders backup Matt Leinart was sexting the reality-TV star. 

An August issue of US Weekly reported Maynard was sending secret missives about some naughty things with an unnamed man. 

The magazine later found that man to be Leinart, a quarterback who was once thought to be an up-and-coming superstar. Now we're just amazed he is still in the NFL

Indeed, Holm had a heart-to-heart with ex Kaylee Shepherd about the incident. "He said the story was 100-percent accurate," Shepherd, 21, tells Us. "When she put her phone down, [Jef] picked it up and read through everything. . . Jef said, 'It was that pro football guy . . . She strung me along and was talking to another guy the whole time!'"

It's just good to see Leinart's name back in headlines. 

Who knows, maybe one day he gets some publicity for doing something extraordinary on the field.

It would be more likely that a couple from a reality show like The Bachelorette stay together though. 

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