02:37 PM EDT 04/18/2013
Originally posted 04/11/2013 01:40PM
Well, this is an interesting Bachelor twist!
Brad Womack – who doled out the roses in season 15 – is keeping things in the franchise family with his apparent new squeeze, AshLee Frazier, who vied for Sean Lowe's heart last season.
Emily Maynard's ex-fiancé, 40, was pictured in an Instagram photo this week, hugging Frazier, 32. Accompanying the cutesy shot was a revealing caption from Frazier, herself, who made it known she and Womack are an item.
Originally posted 02/01/2012 05:00PM
Is Emily Maynard getting cold feet?
Production for her season of The Bachelorette begins next month but Maynard, 25, isn't quite ready.
"It really hasn't hit me, what I've signed on to do," she tells PEOPLE. "I'm scared to death."
Last June when Maynard and The Bachelor's Brad Womack ended their engagement, she swore she "had no intentions of ever being the next Bachelorette."
Originally posted 01/20/2012 05:45PM
Funeral director Shawntel Newton doesn't believe she was dead on arrival when she walked into the third rose ceremony trying to rekindle a Twitter fling she'd had pre-season with The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik.
The Chico, Calif., veteran of Brad Womack's second season blamed the other ladies for putting the nail in her coffin.
You alluded to a previous connection with Ben. Explain.
I made it very clear on Twitter I had a crush on him and wanted to get to know him [during] Ashley's season. He sent me a private message and we exchanged numbers. We [said] we should meet in person but he couldn't be seen in public. It never happened.
Originally posted 01/20/2012 07:40AM
Before long, Emily Maynard will have a new crop of hopeful guys vying for her affection on the new season of The Bachelorette, according to show sources.
So what's the way to Maynard's heart? Here are five things her prospective suitors need to know about the 25-year-old single mom.
1. Her Daughter Comes First
Maynard and her 6-year-old, Ricki, are incredibly close. When Maynard left town to film The Bachelor with Texas bar owner Brad Womack, she vowed she'd never leave her daughter for such a long period of time again. That's why producers agreed to film a large portion of her upcoming season of The Bachelorette in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Guys had better know how to charm Ricki if they expect to have a chance with Maynard.
Originally posted 01/18/2012 12:15PM
Emily Maynard is looking for love on TV – again!
The sweet and likable winner of Brad Womack's season of The Bachelor will return to the franchise as the next star of The Bachelorette, show sources confirm to PEOPLE.
Maynard, whose rocky engagement to Womack ended last summer, was reluctant to appear on The Bachelorette because she didn't want to be away from her young daughter Ricki. But, a source says, the show is moving production to their hometown, Charlotte, N.C., to accommodate, Maynard, 25.
Originally posted 07/12/2011 07:50AM
Emotions ran high on The Bachelorette Monday night as host Chris Harrison interviewed Emily Maynard, the single mom from Charlotte, N.C. who spoke openly about her recent split from Bachelor Brad Womack.
Noticeably absent while Maynard sobbed through much of the interview was Womack. Why didn't he show?
"I think it was too hard for him," Maynard tells PEOPLE. Since becoming engaged on The Bachelor season finale, the duo had been dogged relentlessly by the paparazzi and served as the subject of false tabloid reports.
"He wants privacy just as much as I do. The only reason [I did it] is because I don't want people following me anymore. I have a daughter I have to protect," Maynard says.
"That was my main reason for coming here. If I didn't have that I would have just let it ride and never been on TV again."
Originally posted 07/11/2011 09:00AM
When a couple get engaged on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, "I get caught up in the moment just like our viewers do," host Chris Harrison tells PEOPLE.
But when a couple part ways, like Bachelor Brad Womack and his fiancée, Emily Maynard, recently did – well, that's a different story.
"I believed Brad and Emily would work," says Harrison, whose one-on-one chat with Maynard will air during The Bachelorette Monday, 8 p.m. on ABC. "I knew the interview was going to be very difficult for her and for me."
From the moment her car pulled up in front of the Bachelor mansion, the single mom from Charlotte, N.C., couldn't conceal her heartbreak, Harrison says.
Originally posted 06/29/2011 08:00AM
After months of speculation following their enchanted engagement on The Bachelor season finale last March, Emily Maynard and Brad Womack have decided to call it quits.
"We're no longer engaged," a teary-eyed Maynard told PEOPLE minutes after taping an intimate interview with Bachelor host Chris Harrison, for a segment scheduled to air during the July 11 episode of ABC's The Bachelorette.
Hounded by paparazzi and dogged by relentless tabloid rumors, the Charlotte, N.C., single mom, 25, decided to break her silence about the status of her and Womack's relationship. By doing so, she hopes to put an end to "all the media speculation" so that she and her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki, "can move on and get back to normal."
Originally posted 05/23/2011 07:10PM
Is the rickety engagement of Bachelor Brad Womack and Emily Maynard finally off?
Amid reports of a breakup, Maynard, 25, was spotted over the weekend not wearing the Neil Lane sparkler that Womack, 38, presented to her on last March's finale.
Reps for the show had no comment. But the pair have acknowledged they've had their difficulties almost from the start.
"It has been a bumpy couple of months for us," they said in a joint statement in March, "and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship."
Originally posted 04/22/2011 12:45PM
The Bachelor's Brad Womack has said that his reality TV romance with Emily Maynard has been "no fairy tale" since he proposed on the show's finale. Now, it seems that happily ever after continues to be a struggle.
"They have not officially broken up. It's still kind of on and off," says Emily's mom, Susan Maynard, who admits it is hard hearing all the rumors in the tabloids about her daughter and Womack.
From more reliable sources, Susan tells PEOPLE, "I hear nothing but good things about Brad. They are still just trying to get to know each other."
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