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Interview with Jef & Emily; Arie - 7/24/2012
I am so happy I was able to talk to Emily and Jef this morning. They are really in love and so happy and I can tell they just want to move forward with their lives! I do hope they plan to have a televised wedding (they seem open to the idea). I would love to see that wedding (Emily and Jef both want something laid back and believe that having their families there is the most important)!
They are still learning so much about each other. Emily said that Jef has some great friends and she didn’t know that about him before. She has been able to spend time with them and really enjoys them. Jef said Emily continues to amaze him by how good of a person she is and how great of a mother she is. She is so patient with everything.
Emily did have a chance to meet Jef’s mother at After the Rose. Emily said she is so sweet and amazing. She was able to spend a lot of time with her. She was also able to talk to Jef’s dad on the phone (she can’t wait to meet him) and Jef’s family loves Emily and they are so excited for the both of them. Emily did say that Jef will meet the Hendericks (her deceased fiancé's parents). She is very close to them and would like them to meet him.
Emily said she knew Jef was the one when she saw him with Ricki and Jef plans to move to Charlotte in August. They want to just live everyday together normally and he wants to join into Ricki’s schedule right away, she starts school in August. On their "secret meetings," Jef and Ricki have been able to spend quality time together and they have been fishing, playing soccer and catching frogs. Jef is going to to make the best stepdad ever.
Emily wanted to clarify that she did not get engaged to Jef because of his money. She said that her father has worked hard his whole life so that his kids would never have issues with money. She also said she has no interest in being a television host or having a broadcasting career.
Emily and Jef both talked about the journal situation with Arie. They both agreed that reading Arie’s journal wouldn’t have done any good even though they were both secure in their feelings for each other. They went into the "religion" issue a little bit (Jef’s family is Mormon, he is not). They talked about religion when the cameras weren’t rolling. Emily said religion is never talked about on The Bachelor or Bachelorette. It’s more light, fun stuff and it really is impossible to show every conversation from the show.
In one of their first conversations together, Emily talked about doing humanitarian work so she will finally get an opportunity to do it with her finance! Jef and Emily will be going to Africa with Jef’s company, People Water, building wells. Emily is so excited! She already bought a bunch of games and toys for the kids.
Jef said that he really wanted his proposal to be meaningful and special (um, Jef, it was perfect)! He knew in his heart what he wanted to say and he had all the confidence in the world in his feelings. I think that Emily and Jef are going to last and I know we wish them the best of luck! I love them!