So much for their happy ending! According to US Weekly, Emily Maynard, the “winner” of last season on The Bachelor, has given her engagement ring back to ABC and she and Brad Womack have called it quits. Does that mean he now contacts the runner up, Seattle-based Chantal O’Brien to give her a rose? As if she would accept it. I just hope that Brad doesn’t get another season on the show as a result of the breakup. I can just see it: “The Bachelor: Third Time’s A Charm.”
Emily & Brad showed signs of struggle early on in their “post-show” relationship, first made public at the reunion show. Emily explained that she had a hard time watching the season as it aired, seeing everything Brad was saying and doing with with the other girls. She also had a hard time dealing with the attention their relationship was getting and what people would write about them on the internet. She made it clear that she wasn’t rushing into anything and needed to see what the relationship was going to be like outside the show. As a single mother of a beautiful girl, she was being smart about it which no one can blame her for. Television is not real life.
A source told US Weekly that Maynard was seen running errands in Charlotte, North Carolina without her engagement ring on, and another insider confirming that the ring has been returned to the network. The long distance was apparently too hard on their relationship, and the source said, “It’s completely over now.” Initiated by Maynard, the breakup apparently took place two weeks ago when she was visiting Womack at his home in Austin, Texas.