Earlier than Arie Luyendyk Jr. was named the following Bachelor star, he was wooing Emily Maynard on her Bachelorette season. However Arie was hardly the primary (or second) franchise man in Emily’s life — that honor went to Brad Womack!
The Bachelor star met the only mother throughout his second shot at love on Season 15. Together with her emotional backstory and Southern belle appeal, the blonde magnificence gained over Brad — and the remainder of America — they usually acquired engaged within the 2011-airing finale. But, months later, they ended their engagement, leaving followers to surprise what actually occurred between these two.
Now that Arie is returning to TV up to now 25-plus ladies, we should always refresh ourselves on what went down between Emily and her first on-screen ex. Learn on for a timeline of their romance.
September 2010 — The First Impression
Of their first assembly, Brad couldn’t cease mentioning how “very stunning” Emily appeared in her off-the-shoulder black robe. The sensation was mutual, as she gushed about how completely satisfied she was that he was the lead. Of their first chat, she advised him she had “every part lined up” apart from that “any person particular.” Brad then confessed to the cameras, “She’s so honest in every part that she says so I’m very assured that she’s right here for the suitable causes.”
Fall 2010 — Their On-Display screen Romance
Emily and Brad’s Bachelor “journey” acquired off to a slower begin, as she didn’t get a one-on-one till Episode three. She additional gained his consideration in Episode 5’s race automotive group date — the place she opened up about her fiancé and NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick’s loss of life — and on one other seaside one-on-one in Week 7 in Anguilla. After that, she introduced him dwelling to fulfill daughter Ricki, and days later, they traveled to South Africa to spend the night time collectively within the fantasy suite. Not lengthy after he selected her over Chantal O’Brien within the finale.
Although their love story was image excellent, in her 2016 memoir, I Mentioned Sure, Emily admitted they lacked chemistry. She wrote, “I preferred him. He was heat, type, candy, a gentleman… But, he wasn’t as humorous as I wished him to be and although we had a good time collectively, he all the time appeared a giant uptight.”
November 2010 — The Proposal
Within the November-filmed (and March-airing) finale, Brad and Emily went on a helicopter tour over Cape City. Someday throughout that date, he determined he wished to suggest to the 24-year-old over Chantal O.. She accepted his proposal, and the 2 celebrated their engagement. Then, within the “After the Remaining Rose” particular, followers noticed that she was not sporting her ring as a result of it “wanted to be re-sized” — a telling signal for his or her relationship.
Winter 2011 — The Actual-World Relationship
Emily and Brad have been open about their romantic points following the present. Proper after the finale aired, Brad admitted it had been “a bumpy couple of months,” and that the 2 had break up a few instances already. He added, “We have thrown within the towel, damaged up. However at finish of day-after-day I would name and say, ‘I do know you may not like me as we speak, however I really like you.’” Emily later revealed Brad tried to finish issues in an e-mail with the producers, saying “Sorry however issues didn’t work out with Emily and I. It wasn’t the fairy story I believed it might be.”
The foundation of their points stemmed from watching the Bachelor season again, and seeing Brad with the opposite ladies. Emily defined on the time, “He had a bent to say the identical factor to some ladies. So I felt much less and fewer particular.” That jealousy solely worsened when rumors unfold that the Bachelor had spent Thanksgiving together with his runner-up, Chantal, although he firmly denied the story.
July 2011 — The Breakup
Eight months after the couple acquired engaged, Emily introduced they’d break up in an emotional interview with Chris Harrison. Brad didn’t seem within the sit-down, however he did inform Folks that the “demise of our relationship was fully my fault.” His ex remained cordial, responding that there have been no onerous emotions and that “simply because we love one another doesn’t imply we’re proper for one another.”
Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 — The Aftermath
Although their breakup was amicable, slightly little bit of dangerous blood did come out within the months ensuing — particularly when Emily was introduced as the following Bachelorette star in spring 2012. “I believe I dodged a bullet with that relationship,” Brad stated on the time, including that he had “no curiosity” in watching her season.
Each events rapidly moved on to courting others in Bachelor Nation. She acquired engaged to her Bachelorette winner Jef Holm, and later was rumored to have had a fling with runner-up Arie following their break up. In the meantime, he dated Sean Lowe’s finalist, AshLee Frazier, in 2013. She married Tyler Johnson in Sept. 2014, whereas, 44-year-old Brad is, by all accounts, nonetheless single.