Matt Leinart: Backup Bachelorette Boyfriend?

Jef Holm, Emily Maynard & Matt Leinart

Fans of ABC’s The Bachelor know Emily Maynard’s story well.  Even those who aren’t fans of the show know Emily Maynard’s story well.  She was engaged to Nascar driver Ricky Hendrick, who was killed in a plane crash on the way to a race in 2004.  Days later, Maynard found out she was pregnant with her daughter, Ricki.

She went on The Bachelor and got engaged to Brad Womack, collecting a fan following along the way.  It didn’t work out.  She came back as The Bachelorette and got engaged to Jef (yes, with one “f’) Holm.  And…it doesn’t look like this one will work out either.

In August, Us magazine reported an explosive fight between the two during a family vacation, when Jef discovered Emily sexting with another man.

What we didn’t know until now, was that the alleged “other man” is Oakland Raiders backup Quarterback Matt Leinart.  No word on how the two met, but Leinart has a history of dating in Hollywood.  His resume includes appearances with Paris Hilton and Kristin Cavallari (now engaged to Jay Cutler).

And Emily has a history with NFL players.  She briefly dated Tight End Jeremy Shockey while he was with the Carolina Panthers.

The couple (Emily and Jef) are keeping up a united front, for now.

As for Leinart…he’s still a backup quarterback.  And possibly a backup boyfriend.

Who will get the next rose?  Stay tuned…


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