Emily Maynard is making headlines again following reports that she has been cheating on her new fiancé Jef Holm with an unidentified man.
The cheating allegations reportedly surfaced while the reality TV couple was visiting Holm's family in Pawleys Island, South Carolina on Aug. 19. The 28-year-old winner of ABC's "The Bachelorette" allegedly found racy text messages and pictures in Maynard's cell phone which she had reportedly sent to the unidentified man.
"There were texts and pictures: 'Let's do this and that with each other,'" a source told Us Magazine. "Jef and Emily went into a bedroom and were yelling. He said, 'You've been f------ cheating on me for months … Pack your s--- and get the f--- out!'"
Although reports confirm that the other man has not yet been identified, critics have begun speculating who it could be, with some suggesting that "The Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison could be involved. Staff at ABC and past winner Vienna Girardi were allegedly convinced that the pair had a secret attraction to one another while filming the show.
"Chris always openly told staffers that Emily was the most beautiful woman he'd ever laid eyes on," an insider previously told Star Magazine.
Maynard was allegedly reduced to tears after Holm allegedly confronted her about the racy texts and she begged him not to scream in the presence of Ricki, her 7-year-old daughter.
"Ricki was terrified," the source said. Holm's sister reportedly removed Ricki from the room and the couple continued to fight for at least two hours.
Maynard, 26, was then reportedly asked to leave at approximately 1 a.m. so she picked up Ricki, who had fallen asleep, and left.
Girardi, who reportedly knows Harrison well and has spent time with his family, previously explained why she believes that the two had undeniable chemistry.
"From the beginning, I always said there was no way Emily was really going to end up with one of the guys because she really wanted to be with Chris, and it was obvious he wanted to be with her too," Girardi told Star.
"I vacationed with Chris and his family in St. Lucia and know him well. He was never with his wife. He's such a flirt," she said. "I guarantee Emily and Chris will end up together in the end. If she gets engaged to another man, the show will probably spin it as a love triangle."