It seems like we’ve all been closely monitoring the relationship that began from this season of The Bachelor between Emily Maynard and Brad Womack. After Emily agreed to marry Brad in South Africa, both of them seemed thrilled that they had made it through the experience rather successfully. But immediately after the two-hour finale ended, we learned during the After the Final Rose special that Emily and Brad had already broken up a few times since the proposal had been taped. Other factors indicated the relationship was unsteady: Emily’s left hand was absent of the Neil Lane diamond ring Brad had presented to her (she and Brad both claimed it was getting re-sized), Brad admitted to having a temper, and Emily expressed reluctance to move her daughter from North Carolina to Texas and into Brad’s home. And even though they both said they still considered themselves a couple, doubts of their bond persisted.
Life & Style magazine claims to have exclusively learned that Emily Maynard and Brad Womack from this season of The Bachelor broke up the weekend of April 9th. An “insider” said, “Emily told Brad that she can’t picture them getting married. Brad’s not acting like a fiancé, and she knows that he’s not going to change. Emily knows in her heart of hearts that the relationship is finished.” Another “insider” said, “Emily was very close to moving with her daughter, Ricki, to Austin, Texas, just a few weeks ago, but that’s not true anymore.” The reason for the split is mostly considered to be the result of Brad’s unpredictable behavior, but it’s also attributed to issues Emily has trusting Brad. “Brad seemed very complacent all of a sudden. He did everything he could to woo and charm Emily on the show and then it just slowed. Emily knows he likes Texas, he likes his bars and booze, so she’s just wondering if he likes someone else. It started to really worry Emily. She felt like, ‘If he’s not wanting to see her, who is he with?'” Life & Style was told.
But if that’s true, right, then how come neither Brad nor Emily has come out and validated the split? Apparently, their contracts prevent them from discussing the relationship without express permission from ABC. Deanna Pappas, from season 11 of The Bachelor, confirmed to Life & Style that ABC definitely tries to control all of the relationships that come out of the show.
So what’s sadder: that out of fifteen tries the show has only once successfully introduced two people, or that Wikipedia actually confirms this news?