"The Bachelorette" Emily Maynard & Jef Holm Call It Quits

Posted Tuesday October 16, 2012 9:26 PM GMT

Less than three months after getting engaged, one more "Bachelorette" couple has bitten the dust, as it was confirmed on Tuesday (October 16) that Emily Maynard and Jef Holm have called it quits.

In a statement to People magazine, Maynard attempted to explain the decision by saying, “I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways. It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision. I have nothing but respect and love for Jef and his family, but ultimately we are just at different points in our lives."

In his own statement, Holm commented on the failed romance, saying, "What we shared was completely genuine and real and it breaks my heart but we have decided to break up.”

He added, "Everyone wants a salacious story to break, but the truth is we are just two people who fell in love and tried our hardest to make it work. I will always love her."

The split comes just weeks after rumors started swirling that the pair were on the rocks after cheating allegations arose.

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