The former Bachelor couple grace the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine in which they both discuss what led to the demise of their relationship. And unlike former couple Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, the two keep things classy.
“We’re no longer engaged,” Emily, 25 tells PEOPLE. “This is my worst nightmare. I thought there was no way Brad and I wouldn’t work out.”
So what led to the breakup? Emily admits it was hard for Brad, 38, to understand her life as a single mom to 6-year-old daughter Ricky (she turned 6 today). “It’s hard to convey what it’s like to be a parent to somebody that has no idea,” Emily explains. “He didn’t understand why I couldn’t go on a random vacation the next day. It’s hard for me to say, ‘I am so tired, I want to go to bed at 8,’ and for him to understand.”
Another issue for the couple was Emily’s reluctance to pack up and move to Austin, TX with Ricky due to the on-again off-again type relationship. “I need stability,” Emily says. “I can’t just say I’ll figure it out when I get there. I didn’t feel it would be a good move to take my daughter away from her life for a guy I don’t know if it’s going to work out a month down the road.”
Brad also spoke to PEOPLE taking full blame for the failure of their relationship. “The demise of our relationship was completely my fault,” Brad says. “I gave Em every reason under the sun to get out much sooner than she did. She hung in there with me much, much longer than she should have.”
So now that she’s a single gal, can we expect to see Emily as the future Bachelorette? According to Emily, that answer is a no. “I’m just like any girl dealing with a heartbreak, the last thing on my mind is to do this all over again,” she says.
You can read more of Emily and Brad’s interview in the latest issue of PEOPLE. Emily’s ABC interview is set to air July 11th during the episode of the Bachelorette. Brad declined to sit for the TV interview.
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