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Break up? What break up? Following a report last week that the two were broken up, it appears the Bachelor star Brad Womack and his fiance Emily Maynard are still going strong!

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?

A day after a report came out stating they might have broken up for good, engaged Bachelor couple Brad Womack and Emily Maynard are now denying the split rumors.

The duo released a statement yesterday admitting that while things have been bumpy at times, they are still in love and dedicated to one another.

“At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship,” said Brad, 38, and Emily, 25. “We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together,” they added in the statement.

Meanwhile, Bachelor host Chris Harrison appeared on the Ryan Seacrest radio show yesterday morning during which he revealed Brad and Emily have broken up more than once before. “They actually broke up a couple of times. They both are incredibly stubborn, they’re very much alike and neither one of them give. And they’ve had some knock-down drag out fights,” said Chris.

Brad and Emily also grace the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine, out tomorrow, opening up about their relationship to the mag.

“I’m so happily engaged. I’ve never been happier, I promise you that,” Brad tells PEOPLE. “The hardest part is behind us,” adds Emily. “I feel pretty confident if we can make it through [the past three months], we can make it through.”

The mag also teases that Brad and Emily might be trying to have a baby despite their bumpy relationship thus far.

And finally, despite the not so positive response from fans of the show, ABC is moving full speed ahead with Ashley Hebert as their next Bachelorette. The network in fact released some new promo images of Ashley, 26. Those photos are below!

The Bachelorette premieres May 23 on ABC.

The Bachelor finale aired last night with a happy ending as Brad Womack proposed to his final pick Emily Maynard and she accepted!

However, immediately following the show, we discovered there was already trouble in paradise for the engaged couple. Unlike the previous couples who came on the After The Final Rose special and pretended stated all was perfect in their relationship, Emily, 24, and Brad, 38, displayed some refreshing honesty by admitting they have had some troubles.

They both shockingly revealed they had even broken up once and canceled a planned wedding. The two however stated they are now committed to making things work.

Fast forward to today and sources tell Popeater the two have broken up for good due to Emily’s insecurities. “Emily is so insecure, she just isn’t cut out for all the fame and attention her relationship is under,” a show insider reveals. “The six weeks of shooting the show in paradise was easy, away from prying eyes and photographers, but since they both returned to their normal lives things have been a disaster.”

The sources claim Emily has simply had a tough time adjusting to life after the show with Brad. One of the sources adds that they “would love to say they are going to make it, but they won’t. After we taped the ‘After the Rose,’ it was clear to everyone that this one was not going to work.”

In other news, Ashley Hebert was officially announced as the next Bachelorette last night to the disappointment of many fans, who simply believe she is too boring for the job. “I’ve been single for almost four years,” said Ashley. “I’m excited — I’m making up for lost time.” Ashley’s season of the Bachelorette airs May 23 on ABC.

And finally, it seems former Bachelor “winner” Vienna Girardi has found love again… With a former Bachelorette contestant as she is now dating Kasey Kahl, you know, the crazypants hopeless romantic from Ali Fedotowsky’s season. Yep, the two have been dating for a couple of weeks now and photos of the two lovebirds are below.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH BRAD AND EMILY? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL MAKE IT? WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THE ATFR SPECIAL?

Following weeks of drama both on and off the show, it all ends tonight as Brad Womack will pick and propose to one of his final two women on the Bachelor.

The two lucky ladies are Chantal O’Brien, 28, – the sassy divorcee who slapped Brad on the first night, and Emily Maynard, 24, – the single mother of one.

“When you know [you're in love], you just know. And I just knew,” Brad, 38, told UsWeekly of his final pick. “I’m grateful to have a second chance…I can promise you there is a very happy ending.” The latest issue of UsWeekly also sheds some light on the proposal details, revealing that Brad ended up proposing to his final pick a total of 4 times! Apparently, “the crew wanted different camera angles,” explained an onlooker.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO BRAD PICKS!

Meanwhile, Bachelor insider Reality Steve posted a surprising report yesterday, revealing that there is already some trouble in paradise for Brad and his final pick. In fact, the two have reportedly broken up and gotten back together once since the show stopped filming months ago.

According to RS, Brad and his “fiance” make that shocking revelation on tonight’s After The Final Rose on ABC. RS also reveals that unlike the previous Bachelor(ette) couples who appear very lovey-dovey on the ATFR tapings, Brad and his final pick appeared very tense on stage. Wowzers.

And finally, the new Bachelorette will officially be announced tonight on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. According to reports, that job went to Ashley Hebert because Brad’s runner up turned it down. The reason? She is already in a new relationship.

TELL US – DO YOU THINK BRAD AND HIS FINAL PICK WILL MAKE IT IN LIGHT OF THE NEW REPORT? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S FINALE EPISODE?

The Bachelor finalist Emily Maynard graces the latest cover of In Touch magazine under the heading “Tricked By Emily’s Lies” as the mag goes on to trash the Bachelor contestant.

According to In Touch, Emily, 24, may not be the person she portrays herself to be. One of the sources of this story is Cori Kurek, who was briefly engaged to the dead NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick before Emily. In fact, Cori tells In Touch she thinks that Emily and Ricky were never actually engaged.

“After Ricky died and she found out she was pregnant, Emily wanted to have lunch with me, because she didn’t know him that well,” shares Cori, who was engaged to Ricky from 2002 to 2003. Cori gave back Ricky’s ring . “I’m amazed at the details Emily excludes about her background,” says Cori of Emily’s portrayal on the show.

Cori claims that after Ricky died in 2004 and his family became aware of Emily’s pregnancy (she found out a week after his death), Ricky’s family decided to give Emily Cori’s engagement ring to spare themselves the embarrassment that she had become pregnant out of wedlock, and to make it appear that wedding plans were on the horizon at the time of Ricky’s sudden death.

“They took Ricky’s ex-fiancée’s ring and put it on Emily’s finger,” another source explains, adding that Emily was seen wearing the $100,000 sparkler in the delivery room. “I think it was a staged, fake engagement.”

While Emily has described Ricky as her childhood sweetheart, Cori insists, “Ricky and I were together for a very long time and as far as I know, there was never any Emily in his life.”

And when it comes to that whole Nascar date with Brad on the show, another source alleges it was all an act. The reason? Apparently since Ricky’s death, Emily has dated several other NASCAR drivers — and would hang out at the track every Saturday.

“Everybody knows Emily was spending almost every Saturday at the racetrack,” one insider says. “It’s not an emotional place for her. I don’t get it.” It has been reported that Emily briefly dated Nascar star Dale Earnhardt Jr back in 2006.

As for Cori’s claims that Emily did not know Ricky well, the Twirlit website disputes that as there are numerous photos of the two together at different points in time. Some of those are posted below.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CLAIMS MADE ABOUT EMILY? DO YOU THINK EMILY IS LYING ABOUT HER PAST?

And then there were two!

Brad Womack narrowed down his Bachelor contestants to his final two yesterday after eliminating Ashley Hebert — the rumored next Bachelorette according to Bachelor insider Reality Steve.  ABC will reportedly be making the official announcement within the next 2 weeks.

Ashley’s elimination was not a shocker considering how awry her one on one date went.  Brad’s dates with Chantal O’Brien and Emily Maynard however went much smoother, and in his latest blog for PEOPLE, Brad tries to explain what really happens on these overnight dates.  Excerpts are below -

“I’m told that the majority of you that are watching find this particular week the most interesting because this is the week of the fantasy overnight dates. I’ll be the first to admit, as a fan of the show before I was on it, I would always tune in and wonder what exactly happens on those overnight dates. Will the couple really stay the night together? Are they really free from cameras or is there a crew on standby, waiting to capture the next groundbreaking moment? Well I, of course, found out the answer to my questions. Yes, we (the couple) are completely alone and camera free. Yes, we stay in the same room together overnight. What happens is completely up to the couple.

I’d like to explain why overnight dates are so important and what I used those nights away from the cameras for. I wanted to take the opportunity with all three of the women to talk, off camera, so we could all feel even more comfortable. By this time, I had gotten to know the women so very well and I wanted to feel confident in the fact that, after talking with each of them all night, I knew exactly what type of woman each of them is. I wanted to be confident that I actually knew these women as well as I thought I did. The overnight dates actually gave me quite a bit of clarity – clarity that I had been looking for!”

Airing next week is the Women Tell All episode and in two weeks, Brad will make his final pick!

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TELL US – WHICH OF THE FINAL TWO LADIES SHOULD BRAD PICK? CHANTAL OR EMILY?

Brad Womack left many fans puzzled on The Bachelor last week when he refused to kiss one of his final 4 contestants, Emily Maynard.

Brad eventually kissed Emily after she heavily persuaded him to. In his latest blog for PEOPLE magazine, Brad attempts to explain his side -

“One last thing … I want to explain why I didn’t kiss Emily while sitting on her couch. It’s no secret that I’m brand new to a lot of this. I’ve never dated a woman with a daughter before so I don’t know proper etiquette in that situation. All I know is this, I wanted to kiss Emily every second I was around her, but my very first concern was showing her daughter respect (as well as Emily). I realize it makes me look like a weird and awkward guy around Emily, but that’s anything but the case. Again, my first concern was her daughter.”

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO THE NEXT BACHELORETTE IS!

And on tonight’s all new Bachelor episode, ABC will be announcing the new Dancing With The Stars contestants!

According to the rumor mill, talk show host Wendy Williams, 46, and Kendra Wilkinson, 26, are a done deal. While ABC has reportedly been in serious talks with Kristie Alley, 60, and trying to woo NFL Player Brett Favre, 41. Christine O’Donnell, popular tea party candidate, also admitted ABC has invited her to do the show. No word yet on whether Christine accepted. Other rumored contestants include Lorenzo Lamas and Vince Neil.

The 12th season of DWTS will officially kick off on March 21.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE BACHELOR & THE DWTS RUMORED CONTESTANTS?

UPDATE: Holy Moly! Bachelor insider Reality Steve just revealed on his blog that he misreported Brad’s final pick. And yes, we are just as shocked as you are. RS, who has a pretty darn high accuracy percentage when it comes to Bachelor spoilers, reveals he just got the new information within the past two days. So for those of you who have been keeping up with the spoilers, Brad does not pick or propose to the widely reported winner.

If you want to know the spoilers, feel free to click here, and switch around the reported runner-up and winner.

UPDATE #2: TMZ is reporting the following six contestants are confirmed for DWTS’ new season – Chris Jericho, Kirstie Alley, Lil’ Romeo, Kendra Wilkinson, Wendy Williams, and Disney star Chelsea Kane.

Spoiler alert!

The Bachelor insider Reality Steve has now revealed who will be the next ABC Bachelorette and yes, it will be one of the remaining 3 contestants above.

The name of the new Bachelorette is revealed below so please do not read any further if you don’t want the show spoiled. Warning – the post will also contain the name of the runner up, plus the comments might also contain spoilers.

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