‘The Bachelor’: Why Did Emily Maynard and Brad Womack Break Up and What Is ‘The Bachelorette’ Star Doing Now?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Brad Womack, Emily Maynard, and  Chris Harrison on The Bachelor Season 15

On July 13, The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! will dive proper into Brad Womack’s two-season quest for love, which suggests followers are curious in regards to the former actuality star’s last decide, Emily Maynard. The couple had an fascinating journey, to say the least. But seeing as Maynard turned The Bachelorette Season eight lead, some viewers could be questioning what occurred to the connection. So right here’s why Maynard and Womack broke up after The Bachelor.

Brad Womack picked and received engaged to Emily Maynard in ‘The Bachelor’ Season 15

Brad Womack, Emily Maynard, and  Chris Harrison on The Bachelor Season 15
Brad Womack, Emily Maynard, and Chris Harrison on ‘The Bachelor’ | Mark Wessels/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

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When Womack ended his run on The Bachelor Season 11, the Atlanta native didn’t decide any of his remaining bachelorettes. But then Womack met Maynard when he returned because the lead in season 15, selecting her over Chantal O’Brien. 

In The Bachelor finale, Maynard and Womack received engaged they usually gave the impression to be prepared for his or her fortunately ever after. But within the After the Final Rose particular, Maynard informed host Chris Harrison she wasn’t able to get married simply but. 

“I’m being honest,” Maynard mentioned on the time. “I feel like we have some things we need to figure out. We need to figure out how we fight, how we deal with things, and how we communicate.”

Emily Maynard and Brad Womack break up after ‘The Bachelor’

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Following The Bachelor, Maynard and Womack struggled to remain collectively. When talking with People Magazine in March 2011, Womack admitted he and Maynard broke up and received again collectively a number of occasions.

“There have been numerous times where either she or I have said, ‘To hell with it. It’s just too difficult,’” Womack mentioned, per ABC News. “We’ve thrown in the towel, broken up. But at the end of every day, I’d call and say, ‘I know you might not like me today, but I love you.’”

Maynard additionally revealed re-watching The Bachelor made her notice Womack informed different girls the identical issues he would inform her. “I felt less and less special,” Maynard mentioned. “You’re not sure what’s real and what’s reality TV.”

At the time, Maynard and Womack insisted their relationship progressed since The Bachelor. However, the couple referred to as off their engagement in June 2011. Then when talking with People in regards to the breakup, Maynard mentioned, “Just because we love each other doesn’t mean we’re right for each other.”

Meanwhile, Womack believed he was the reason for the cut up. “The demise of our relationship was completely my fault,” he mentioned. Then the previous bachelor revealed he had a mood.

“I would get so angry and would feel almost violated,” Womack mentioned, based on Complex. “I would keep those feelings bottled up, and by the time I had the chance to speak to Em…I would let that negative emotion come flooding out, and it was almost as if she was being attacked.”

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When issues didn’t work out with Womack, Maynard turned The Bachelorette Season eight lead. In her finale, Maynard picked Jef Holm over The Bachelor Season 22 star Arie Luyendyk Jr. Though Maynard and Holm ended their engagement a number of months after the grand finale.

“I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways,” Maynard informed People in October 2012. “I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person. And you know what, we tried our best because the love between us was so real. I have nothing but respect and love for Jef and his family, but ultimately we are just at different points in our lives.”

Nevertheless, Maynard discovered love with Tyler Johnson, a person she met at her church previous to The Bachelorette. But after leaving the ABC actuality franchise, Maynard reconnected with Johnson they usually hit it off. Then the couple received married in 2014 and the previous bachelorette turned Emily Maynard Johnson.

Now, the Maynard-Johnson household is a contented family of six, and Bachelor Nation followers can meet up with them on Maynard’s Instagram account anytime.

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