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It's Jef With One "F"

by Christie Humphries

kvue.com

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 13 at 9:19 AM

Holy Cow! I never thought it would be Jef. I was totally blown away. I think that may have been the best ending that I have ever seen. I am so glad that she let Arie go before the final rose. I think that is how it should always be. I think that when you know, you should let the others go. It sucks that it was so hard for her and Arie was so blindsided, but I don't believe that anyone should be strung along. I applaud Emily for doing it the way she did. I'm not sure why I just couldn't see Emily and Jef together, but I guess I understand it now. I remember her saying something a few episodes ago about who she pictured with her and Ricki when this was all over and I remember her saying that it was Jef's face that popped into her head, but I guess I felt that it surprised her in that moment. So I didn't think that it was real. But maybe it did surprise her and actually opened her eyes to the fact that he was the right guy for her. He makes her feel "confident" about herself and I think that is something all women need in a lasting relationship. If a man makes you feel insecure, then you can never feel safe in the relationship or in your future as a couple. It's possible that Arie reminded her too much of Brad and she wasn't willing to take that kind of a risk again. Poor Arie really took it hard. It must have been difficult for him to admit that he flew to Charlotte after the show and took her his journal in hopes of changing her mind. It was really heart breaking to watch. I was even more surprised when Emily said that it was Jef who finally had to call him to give Arie the closure he needed. All in all it seems like Arie and Jef really were friends on the show and he has now been able to accept it and move on. I'm sure he and Sean will be arm wrestling over who gets to be the next Bachelor. My hope for Emily is that she and Jef will actually go through with their "Spring" wedding. I only hope that they don't make it a sweeps publicity stunt like the others. As Chris Harrison put it, "They are not just a happy couple, but a happy family". For Ricki's sake, I hope they are able to make this last.

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