Emily, 25, is finally breaking her silence as Life & Style magazine is reporting the former Bachelor winner told a reporter it was Brad, 38, who did the final dumping over the phone.
Emily spoke to the reporter on June 1 and confirmed that things are definitely over between her and Brad. “There’s nothing going on between us anymore,” she sadly admitted. “It’s over. He called me and broke up with me. That’s it — he ended the relationship.”
The duo were last seen together at the beginning of May in Texas in what appeared to be a final effort to save their relationship. “The last time we were together was when we said goodbye at the airport in Austin,” Emily confessed. “That was the last time I saw him.”
It appears Emily is speaking out to quiet down the rumors that she dumped Brad, was never in love with him, and only used him to try to become the next Bachelorette. As for the reason the former couple has yet to put out an official statement regarding the split, it might have to do with their contracts with the ABC network.
It’s been quite the “are they or aren’t they, will they or won’t they” relationship for two-time Bachelor contestant Brad Womack and his fiancee Emily Maynard. The most recent of the franchise’s manufactured relationships engagements has been in question for a while now, following speculation over the single mom’s relocation with her daughter to Austin, Texas, and accusations from Brad’s ex-girlfriend.
US Weekly is now reporting that Emily, 25, is the one who finally broke things off for good following a trip to Texas a few weeks ago. Sources say that the long distance relationship was too much for Emily, and she has no plans of uprooting her daughter Ricki from their home in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’d say that is probably a good idea, seeing as Brad’s attempts to woo back his fiancee involve drunk dialing her to profess his love. One source reveals, “Brad and Emily are over, and Brad keeps drunk-dialing her. [He] is such a loser.”
Recently, post-split, Emily has been seen sporting a bare left ring finger. While running errands last week near her home in Charlotte, Emily was spotted sans sparkler, leaving many wondering what became of the ring Brad proposed with on the show’s finale. A source close to the ABC hit divulges that Emily has returned to the ring to the network, adding, “It’s completely over now.”
With these two, it seems the writing has been on the wall for some time now, although I’m sure it won’t be the last we hear of Brad and Emily. Even with several insiders confirming the break-up, a source close to the couple still believes a happy ending is in store for the pair. The friend insists, “They are still together and engaged. They are on and off, but there is a lot of love there. This is just a rough patch.”
Luckily, while we hope they go away wait with baited breath to learn more about the couple, there is an entirely new crop of singles looking for love with Brad’s castoff Ashley Herbert on the newest installment of The Bachelorette. Perhaps the newly single Womack will make an appearance in “the most ridiculous rose ceremoney ever.”
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THEY’RE OVER FOR GOOD? SURPRISED THEY DIDN’T LAST?
Are they or aren’t they? This seems to be the question concerning two-time BachelorBrad Womack, 38, who proposed to Emily Maynard, 25, in what was touted the most dramatic Bachelor proposal ever.
The couple has admittedly had several ups and downs, including a break-up which occurred before the pair appeared on ABC’s After the Final Rose, a night that ABC had hoped would be their actual wedding ceremony. It seems the network is hoping for another Bachelor “happily ever after” story, which are the glaring minority when it comes to the marriage (heck, even just relationship longevity) success rate of past seasons. Just last week, we reported that ABC was insisting suggesting the couple stay together and work on their relationship. It appears that ABC has gotten its wish.
The couple has not been photographed together in weeks, and most media outlets who reported the couple called it quits mid April had given up entirely on a reconciliation. However, Emily’s mother Susan Maynard, in an interview with People.com, reveals that all of the speculation is difficult to stomach. She tells People, “They have not officially broken up. It’s still kind of on and off.” Susan continues, “I hear nothing but good things about Brad. They are still just trying to get to know each other…My ex husband has met him and thinks he’s a very, very nice guy.”
And when asked about her granddaughter? Emily’s mother states that “[Little] Ricki seems to like him.” While I agree that this is all well and good, there is something a bit fishy about the fact that Emily’s mother has yet to meet Brad. I am not questioning the closeness between mother and daughter, as Susan had plans with her daughter and granddaughter for Easter weekend, but shouldn’t she have met her future-son-in-law by now? Susan Maynard does believe that both her daughter and Womack have the right intentions, but admits that she knows of no plans to uproot Ricki from her life in North Carolina to move to Texas.
The couple, who have been absent in paparazzi circles as of late, was spotted this past weekend getting cozy in Brad’s native Austin, Texas. Witnesses have given accounts to Us Magazine claiming the couple was seen Friday at Kona Grill and Saturday at Fado, a bar within walking distance of Brad’s condo. It is reported that both nights the pair looked happy, comfortable and at-ease with each other, even smiling and holding hands while posing for photographs with fans. In fact, Brad’s former girlfriend (yet another one?) from nine years ago (again, nine years?), Dayla Burkett, tells Us that she believes that Emily and Brad have what it takes to make their relationship work. She tells the magazine, “We speak all the time and he is a dear friend. Brad is a good guy and he is madly in love with Emily.”
It looks as though the couple is trying to work on their issues and strengthen their relationship. I am certain that things will work out the way they should, and I will refrain from adding my two cents. But I would love to know…what do you think about Brad and Emily rekindling the flame?
Emily Calls It Quits. What Will Happen to Brad Woeisme?
In an absolutely unforeseeable, unpredictable, and downright shocking turn of events, it appears that two-time Bachelor star Brad Womack and his fiancée Emily Maynard have called it quits. Again. For good. This time. For real. Now, I realize that I really shouldn’t be surprised. After all, of all the seasons and all the engagements, the only couples who have made it down the aisle are Trista and Ryan Sutter, and that guy with the kid who dumped his original pick on live television to go for the runner-up. I kid, I kid…Jason and Molly Mesnick, such a cute couple. Not to mention, Brad doesn’t exactly have the most stellar track record–he didn’t even pick a lass his first time on the merry-go-round. I mean, the actual show dubbed him “The Most Hated Man in America” in an effort to hype his sophomore season.
According to Life & Style, Emily ended the relationship by phone on April 9th because her beau was “not acting like a fiancé, and she’s knows that he’s not going to change.” Sources add that Brad was far from the perfect fiance. He reportedly ignored Emily for days at a time, until she finally picked up the phone to tell him it was over. “Emily has spent nights alone in bed crying,” a source tells Life & Style. “[She was]waiting for Brad to call her back or pick up the phone when she’s called him.”
The article additionally claims that Brad made an offer on a house without even consulting his (much, much) better half, and that recent erratic behavior led Emily to believe that Brad may have been unfaithful. That erratic behavior includes Brad skipping out on trips to go visit Emily & her 5-year-0ld daughter Ricki in Charlotte. “He’s backed out of plans to come and visit her,” says a friend. “He’s even gotten drunk and canceled a flight at last minute.”
As Bachelor fans will certainly recall, Emily expressed concern about Brad’s temper to host Chris Harrison on After the Final Rose, even admitting the couple had split briefly after the filming commenced. OK Magazine also cited pressure to move to Texas and fit in with Brad’s lifestyle as a reason for the breakup.
So why only speculation at this point? Life & Style reports that Emily was contacted by ABC on April 13th with a friendly reminder of her binding contract not to disclose the details of their (now nonexistent?) relationship until ABC gives its permission. ABC is reportedly encouraging Emily to try to work things out with Brad, because they want Bachelor couples to make it down the aisle. Emily, who has stopped wearing her engagement ring, also explained to a friend that Brad is “insecure and not stable.” And she does not want to subject daughter Ricki to his nasty temper.
“She wants to be in a happy, healthy, loving relationship, and if she could make things work with Brad she would be ecstatic,” says the friend. “But for her daughter’s sake, Emily fears that she has to move on. She just doesn’t know what else to do.”
Not to bring up any sour grapes, but heck yes Brad wants to get married. We knew that before he’d picked Emily when the show was still in production…mainly we knew that when Brad’s former on-and-off girlfriend Laurel Kaygay went to US Weekly in February. Laurel revealed text messages Brad sent to her before he left to film the Bachelor, some imploring he’d like to marry her. I know, I know. “Consider the source!” you’re thinking. I’m just saying that maybe he does really want to get married…he just may not be concerned about the “to whom” part. Either way, current girlfriend Emily may be better off…
I (admittedly) watched this past season of the Bachelor religiously, and I really liked Emily. She seems like a down-to-earth chick who is not only making decisions for herself, but also considering what’s best for her young daughter, little Ricki. And honestly, if ABC plays its cards right, Brad could pull off the Triple Crown of Bachelor stints…seriously, girls who just want to be on television have done much crazier things for their fifteen minutes of fame.
TELL US – DID EMILY MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION IN DUMPING BRAD? DO YOU THINK BRAD IS A CHANGED MAN?
According to PEOPLE, both Ali and her fiance Roberto Martinez (yes they are still shockingly together) were both involved in the mishap. “Ali and Roberto had a little mishap when their kayak capsized this weekend,” her rep confirms. “Ali was taken to the hospital and had five staples put in her head.”
Meanwhile, Ali tweeted about the accident. “Made it out of the ER w/staples in my head & a little less hair after falling out of a kayak. Scary stuff. Wearing a helmet next time,” she wrote later adding that she was more concerned with her mane “I think I freaked out more when the doctor cut my hair rather than when he put staples into my head. Lol. Very thankful to be ok.”
As for Roberto, he is fine with Ali’s rep crediting him for keeping “her calm” and taking “great care of her.” Ali is said to be “doing fine” as well.
PEOPLE also adds that Ali is currently planning her wedding to Roberto. The two have been together for close to a year, equivalent to about a decade in Bachelor years.
And speaking of theBachelor, weeks after it was reported that Brad Womackwas house hunting in Texas and wanted his fiance Emily Maynard to move in with him, a new report is now stating the two have broken up again and this time for good.
According to the Rumorfix, Brad and Emily are done and the break-up occurred early last week. The reason for the break-up? “Emily couldn’t put up with his little temper and all the fighting,” says a source. Brad’s ex-girlfriend Laurel Kagay had accused him of having a volatile temper and repeatedly breaking up with her only to get back together days later.
“They always were pretty on-again-off-again, but this time it’s a done deal,” the insider says. Adding more fuel to the fire is the fact that the couple hasn’t been photographed together since March 27.
The Bachelor producers are reportedly aware of the split and are now trying to come up with a plan for damage control. We’re guessing a ratings bonanza via a break-up sit down special with the two is in the works.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ALI’S KAYAK ACCIDENT AND THE BRAD & EMILY BREAK-UP STORY?
In Touch Weekly via the HollywoodLife is reporting that Brad is currently house hunting in Texas, wanting Emily to move in with him. “[Brad] looked at a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house house in a gated community in Meridian Park” reveals a source to In Touch.
It is however uncertain as to whether Emily is on the same page. “Her house isn’t for rent, her dogs just had puppies and Ricki’s in school. I don’t she’s planning on uprooting any time soon,” a neighbor of Emily says. But whatever their living conditions are, the couple is still together for the time being.
Meanwhile, Brad decided to delete his twitter page two weeks ago, just weeks after joining, which of course led to break up rumors. Emily however set the rumors straight telling a fan, “Honestly I think Brad is just too busy to be on Twitter and felt bad he couldn’t keep up with everyone. I was surprised he got it!”
Bachelor host Chris Harrison also adds that “Brad got on Twitter to shoot down crazy rumors, and kind of to defend himself, but Twitter became news and it became what he was trying to get away from.” Probably a better idea to try to keep their relationship as private as possible.
TELL US – SHOULD EMILY UPROOT TO TEXAS WITH DAUGHTER RICKI?
Despite their attempt to stay out of the public eye and work on their relationship, newly engaged Bachelor coupleBrad Womack and Emily Maynard continue to be on the receiving end of some not so positive press.
First, Brad’s ex Laurel Kagay is once again speaking out against him. In a new interview with Life & Style magazine, Laurel, who dated Brad on and off from March 2002 to October 2010, tells the mag there were times during their relationship when Brad’s temper would get so out of control, “it was scary,” she says.
“He would sometimes yell, really loud, to the point that he would almost start throwing things,” she adds. And after the blowouts, Laurel states Brad would be apologetic, and send her $1,000 bouquets of flowers or expensive purses, and she would always end up taking him back due to his charm.
Laurel goes on to warn Emily, stating Brad has more than likely already started the same cycle with her. “I just want Emily to realize that he needs some sort of help [for his anger issues]. He can’t do it on his own,” she adds.
Meanwhile a source close to Brad tells the mag that the clock is ticking on Brad and Emily’s relationship. “Brad knows it’s over,” reveals the friend. “They’re together at the moment, but Brad has the feeling he’s about to get dumped.”
In fact, the latest issue of OK! magazine echoes the same sentiment as it features Brad and Emily on the cover proclaiming “It’s Over!” between the two.
According to OK!, the two are simply pretending to be together for the sake of The Bachelor brand. “There have been so many breakups and make ups — mostly over the phone or Skype,” a source close to Brad reveals. “Finally, Emily told him she can’t do this anymore and ended it.”
Brad, who just joined twitter this week, is however denying the OK! break up story. “Btw Em and I are better than ever. In fact maybe we should take editor of OK mag out for a drink. I’m buying. ,” tweeted Brad on Wednesday, the same day he joined twitter.
And finally, Popeater is reporting that just in case things with Emily do not work out, or you know, in case they have broken up already, there is a slight possibility Brad could end up as the Bachelor for the third time! Yikes.
According to the site, ABC insiders have already had internal discussions wondering if asking Brad to come back for a third run as ‘The Bachelor’ would result in ratings gold.
“If Brad hadn’t found love the second time there is no way he would ever be invited back on the show,” a show insider reveals. “But after America saw him try so hard to make his relationship work with Emily, they like him again. Everyone thinks Emily tricked him — they feel sorry for him.”
Here’s to hoping Brad and Emily make it work for the sake of all Bachelor fans around the world. Brad also took to his twitter to deny any possibility of returning to the show. “Strange rumor about me being bach for 3rd time…absolutely NO chance. ZERO. so happy w the one I love. have a great day guys!!,” he wrote.
For the time being, Brad is currently in North Carolina visiting Emily for the weekend. In fact, he just tweeted the photo below of Emily minutes ago.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? DO BRAD & EMILY STAND A CHANCE? WOULD YOU WATCH BRAD AS THE BACHELOR AGAIN?
In fact, Emily spent most of last week in Texas with Brad, during which the above photo was taken. Photos of the couple were posted on twitter days ago by one of Brad’s friends who wrote, “Wow! I guess you can’t trust tabloids after all.”
The friend posted four photos of the couple, and on Thursday morning, Emily, 25, was photographed arriving back at Charlotte-Douglas Airport in North Carolina alone but still wearing her engagement ring. That pic is below.
In a new interview with Usweekly, Brad, 38, gushed about Emily, making it clear he is still very happy with her. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my whole life,” Womack told UsWeekly on Thursday at Dizzy Rooster, his Austin bar. “I’m serious. I’m so happy.”
“I just put Emily on a plane 3 hours ago,” he added. “She’s awesome. She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” he raved.
When asked if he thinks the relationship will work out, Brad answered “Yes!” He added, “I swear to God, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Honestly, I’m the luckiest guy.” Definitely not protesting too much. More photos of Brad and Emily below.
As for Brad’s runner up Chantal O’Brien, she’s also doing great with her new love Jeff Razore, a Seattle native and marketing consultant. “I think because of my [Bachelor] experience, it’s allowed me to be where I am now and be in a relationship,” Chantal told PEOPLE. Reality Steve also reported that ABC wanted Chantal to be the next Bachelorette, but she turned it down due to her new relationship. No pressure there Jeff! A photo of Jeff is below.
TELL US – ARE YOU ROOTING FOR BRAD AND EMILY? WAS IT SMART OF CHANTAL TO GIVE UP THE BACHELORETTE FOR HER NEW BEAU?