What first appeared to be just rumors now seems like the real deal as a new report is stating Emily Maynardis very close to signing on as the next Bachelorette!
Life & Style magazine reports that Emily, former Bachelorwinner and ex-fiance of Brad Womack, has officially been asked by ABC to become the next Bachelorette.
Even better, Emily, 25, is reportedly very interested in the gig! “It’s basically a done deal,” a source close to Emily reveals. “She hasn’t signed the contract yet, but she’s fully on board.”
It appears Emily, single mother to 6-year-old Ricki, has had a change of heart as she stated last summer that she didn’t want the gig following her breakup with Brad.
Life & Style states Emily is ready to find love again and ABC believes she is perfect for The Bachelorette: “Emily is America’s sweetheart,” the source adds. “Fans are going to be thrilled! Everyone loved her.”
TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE EMILY BECOME THE NEXT BACHELORETTE?
Bachelor alum Emily Maynard is a popular girl! First it was reported that she is dating Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey (although he denied it via Twitter and then linked to his actual girlfriend) and now it seems her ex-fiance, and the very most pathetic contestant in Bachelor history, Brad Womack just won’t leave her alone!
Unfortunately those rumors about Emily dating Jeremy have led Brad to tirelessly drunk dial his ex! Brad “filled up her voicemail with messages of him crying, saying how upset he was that she was with someone else,” a source claims.
Us Weekly is now reporting that Brad “calls Emily every day and at all hours,” despite the fact that he is no longer interested in being romantically involved! “He doesn’t want her back,” a source explains – he just can’t lose her number!
“She just doesn’t pick up. They actually haven’t spoken for months,” the source continues. “She feels like he is so messed up!” Um, you are not alone in thinking that, Emily!
While one Bachelor couple has ended in despair, another one seems to be happily dating! Season 12 Bachelor Matt Grant and Bachelor Pad winner Natalie Getz are apparently a couple.
A close friend of Natalie’s discloses that the pair are “100 percent dating!”
The couple allegedly got together, not at one of zillion Bachelor-family reunions, but at their Local LA Starbucks after they kept randomly bumping into each other! Kinda nice, actually. A friend of Matt’s informs us, “They always saw each other, so one day he was like, ‘Let’s hang out,’ because he thought she was fun. It was totally organic.”
“It’s still new, but they’ve gone out a few times and are seeing how things go,” the friend continues. “Their friends think they’re a good match.” Best of luck to the new couple. And best of luck to Emily in getting away from her stalker Brad!
Thoughts on Brad calling Emily obsessively, despite not wanting her back? Crazy, desperate, or kind of sad? Are you happy for Matt and Natalie?
If you can believe this, it appears The Bachelorette has actually made another “til death do us part” match! Former Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert and fiancé, JP Rosenbaum are allegedly headed down the aisle for reals! I’m shocked!
A former Bachelor contestant (no word on who) told Life & Style: “Ashley and JP will get married on TV, it’s guaranteed.” The wedding is slated to take place next spring after Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor concludes.
Ashley and JP are expected to wed on the west coast, likely in California, and ABC will cover the costs of the nuptials. “ABC is happy to pay for a wedding when it knows the couple are as happy and in love as Ashley and JP are,” the insider reveals. I hope her Extreme Couponing sister, Chrystie Corns is her MOH.
In other Bachelor news, Emily Maynard, former fiancé of eternal two-time loser, Bachelor Brad Womack has moved on with Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey!
“They were set up on a blind date,” a friend tells US Weekly of Emily, 25, and Jeremy, 31. “They’ve been out five times.”
As for how serious the couple is, the friend explains: “Emily thinks Jeremy is nice, but she’s just having fun!”
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Do you believe Ashley and JP will make it down the aisle? Are you excited that Emily has moved on with a new and hopefully less annoying guy?
According to the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, formerBachelor Brad is still hoping he can win back his ex-fiance Emily and has been totally distraught since the split.
A source reveals Brad, 38, continues to drunk-dial Emily, 25. “When they weren’t together, Brad would drunk-dial Emily and cry,” says the source. A friend also reveals that Brad would be crushed if Emily went on to become the Bachelorette as reported. “It would kill him,” says the friend.
Brad’s ex Laurel Kagay has said on numerous occasions that her relationship with Brad was very unhealthy. Laurel stated Brad had a scary temper and would continuously break up with her only to beg her to take him back days later. Perhaps Brad was doing the same thing with Emily and she got fed up.
As for the reason Brad did not participate in the interview with Emily, sources reveal he was simply too distressed over the break up. Other sources add that Brad also declined the invite because he did not want another Jake and Vienna situation. Probably the smartest decision he’s made in decades.
As for those reports stating Emily will be the next Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison admits that while Emily’s name has been tossed around, it is far from a done deal.
“It’s obviously been bantered about,” Chris tells Access Hollywood. “We’re not idiots, we talked about it, of course, but it hadn’t even been broached to her. It is way too soon.” Chris also adds that it is simply way too early to pick a Bachelorette as production on the new season will not begin for at least 6 months.
“It is way too early, way too presumptuous of anybody to say she’s The Bachelorette,” say Chris adding, “We would never pigeonhole ourselves … this early.”
TELL US – SHOULD EMILY GET BACK TOGETHER WITH BRAD?
In a preview clip released by the network, the former Bachelor winner opens up and discusses her struggle to trust again two months after her split from Brad.
“Right now I just want to focus on being a mom, and not have to worry about you know, somebody is in the bushes taking pictures or if something I tell a girlfriend is going to end up in the magazine the next day, not knowing who to trust,” Emily tells host Chris Harrison in the preview below.
Emily adds, “It’s been really hard on me. You don’t know who to turn to so you end up staying by yourself and that makes you even more sad.”
While Emily reveals her focus now is on her 6-year-old daughter Ricki, other sources state she has a desire to be the next Bachelorette because she wants to be famous. In fact UsWeekly reported last week that Emily is very close to inking a deal with ABC.
Brad declined to sit for the interview with Emily but did tell PEOPLE magazine he takes full responsibility for the demise of their relationship. The new Bachelorette episode airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EMILY’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU OVER THIS BREAK UP?
UsWeekly is reporting the newly single Emily, who recently confirmed her break up with Brad Womack, is angling to become the next Bachelorette just a month after splitting from Brad.
“She hasn’t officially signed on yet, but it looks like a done deal,” a source reveals. And despite Emily’s recent comments that appearing on the series was “the last thing on my mind,” the insider adds that Emily is hoping to use her stint on the show to jump-start a broadcast career… of course. “She wants to be famous,” the source says of the single mom to 6-year-old daughter Ricki.
And with the show ratings down about 10% this season with the boringAshley Hebert, ABC execs reportedly have high hopes for Emily: “They know she’s a fan favorite,” reveals a source.
In addition to boosting her profile, Emily is also reportedly ready to move on from her ex-fiance Brad. “He has issues, and you could tell from the start that it was never going to work with Emily,” another insider reveals. A pal however insists Emily “gave it everything she had.”
If Emily does indeed become the next Bachelorette, it is likely ABC will film her season right away instead of waiting until next year. Plus in looking at Ashley’s final four, none of the men really seem like Bachelor candidates.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EMILY BECOMING THE NEW BACHELORETTE? YAY? NAY?
A week after news broke that ABC is planning to air an interview with Emily Maynard discussing her breakup with Brad Womack, the two are opening up about just that in an all new interview.
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.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRAD & EMILY’S PEOPLE INTERVIEW?
In a new article for Life & Style, the newly engaged and super-svelte Ashley Hebert reveals how she lost 10lbs and got in amazing shape in preparation for her stint wooing a harem of attractive guys on The Bachelorette. So, apparently, Ashley, who weighs like 3 lbs went on a diet so she can weigh -3lbs.
For those of you who don’t remember a time when Ashley was anything but teeny, she apparently was emotionally eating over the heartbreak of being dumped by former Bachelor, Brad Womack on national TV and gained 10lbs as a result: “I was eating everything in sight. When you’re stressed out, you kind of just throw it back,” said Ashley.
Ashley also points the finger at all the fattening, free dinners and copious amounts of booze associated with being a contestant on The Bachelorgiving former contestant Chantal O’Brien’s weight gain during the show as an example so she decided to eat healthier as the Bachelorette: “I don’t drink as much, and I don’t eat as many desserts as last time,” she says. “Now it’s fruits, vegetables, salads and chicken — staying healthy.”
In addition to eating right, Ashley is also working out to prepare for her rumored stint on Dancing With The Stars: “I teach dance classes — jazz and hip-hop — so I get a good mix of exercise types.” Maybe we can expect Ashley to release an aerobics video or a weight loss book sometime in the future?
In other Ashley-related news a rumor is circulating that she apparently got a little down and dirty with self-ejected suitor, Bentley Williams before his departure! According to Hollywood Life an insider reveals: “Ashley slept with Bentley before he left the show. That was the reason that she was so devastated.” The insider, Bentley further clarifies: “They kept the fact that they had sex a secret.”
However Ashley’s friends are denying that a secret sexual encounter ever occurred! Former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey and past Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak say it is impossible for an intimate hook-up of that magnitude to happen: “ It’s not possible,” according to Jesse in an interview with Hollywood Life, “They [the producers] don’t let you alone with anyone until you get down to the final four.” Ashley S. goes onto clarify: “While Ashley was attracted to Bentley at first, I know her, and there is no way she would do something like that with someone she hardly knows.”
No comments from Ashley or ABC have been released about the claim that Ashley may have, allegedly, possibly, perhaps hooked-up with super-villain Bentley, but Ashley is focusing on the positives in her life and as a result of her new body and new fiancé, Ashley declares: “It’s a new, enlightened me. I’m happy. I’m in such a great place right now!”
And on tonight’s new episode of the Bachelorette, Bentley will return for a meeting with Ashley in Hong Kong during which he will dump her for a second time. That airs 8/7c on ABC.
So, what do you think of Ashley’s new body? Do you think Ashley “went all the way” with Bentley?