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Originally posted 03/21/2011 06:35PM
The drama continues for Bachelor star Brad Womack.
The reality star jumped into action to help a fellow citizen in need on Monday, PEOPLE has learned. "Brad called 911 for a guy that was having a panic attack in the park near Brad," says an ABC spokesperson.
Earlier it was reported that Womack himself had been hospitalized in Austin, Texas, for a non-life threatening medical issue.
Originally posted 03/16/2011 08:00AM
Millions tuned in to see The Bachelor's Brad Womack get down on one knee and propose to single mom Emily Maynard in a South African vineyard. But are the couple still engaged?
"I'm so happily engaged. I've never been happier, I promise you that," Womack, 38, tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
The pair confess that the months following their storied TV courtship have been difficult. When The Bachelor began airing in January, Maynard, 25, saw that her fiancé was being, well, a bachelor on the show by wooing other women on their respective dates.
Despite Womack's assurances that she was the woman of his dreams, Maynard struggled as she watched the season play out.
Originally posted 03/15/2011 12:45PM
Love isn't easy – especially on reality TV.
Brad Womack proposed to single mom Emily Maynard on Monday's season finale of The Bachelor, but the couple admit it's been a rough road.
"At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship," Womack, 38, and Maynard, 25, tell PEOPLE in a joint statement Tuesday. "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."
Rumors have circulated that the pair have already broken up, but they remain engaged.
Originally posted 03/15/2011 12:05PM
Bachelor fans saw Texas bar owner Brad Womack gently let down Seattle executive assistant Chantal O'Brien on the season finale Monday night so that he could propose to single mom Emily Maynard.
But the adventurous 28-year-old O'Brien was confused by the dismissal, leaving a puddle of tears behind in South Africa. PEOPLE spoke to O'Brien, who happily reports she's back in Seattle and "in a really good place."
It was sad watching you leave on the finale.
I'm doing a lot better! What you saw on the finale, I had just gotten my heart broken. There I was thinking this is someone I could have a future with and they didn't want to be with me. It broke my heart. But in the time since then I've had time to heal and move forward.
Originally posted 03/15/2011 11:00AM
I'm engaged to Emily Maynard!
It's hard to describe how badly I've wanted to speak, type, text and even scream those words for the past few months. I'm engaged!
I can honestly say that I am happier than I've ever been in my entire life and I am hoping to provide the woman I love with that very same happiness. It's been such a strange ordeal to try to "survive" so much speculation, so much scrutiny. Emily is an inherently kind woman and some of the things we've had to endure have tested our relationship but here we are – and we've made it! We are both looking at this as a brand new start to an already blossoming relationship ... the future is in our hands!
Originally posted 03/14/2011 10:05PM
The long road to the finale of The Bachelor has come to an end. On Monday, Brad Womack did what he couldn't do during his first stint as the Bachelor in 2007 – he handed out a final rose to the woman who he fell in love with during the show's 15th season.
Keep reading to vote on whether he picked the right woman ...
Originally posted 03/14/2011 10:05PM
Brad Womack's first stint on The Bachelor in 2007 didn't end so well. The Texas bar owner famously walked away from his final two women, leaving both in tears and earning him a reputation as someone with a phobia of commitment.
This season Womack, 38, vowed he was a changed man and ready to find everlasting love. And he's been bursting at the seams for months, saying in interviews that he's in love with a special woman.
But is it 28-year-old Seattle executive assistant Chantal O'Brien, who made a lasting first impression on Womack when she declared, "This is for all the women in America," and slapped him across the face? Or did demure Charlotte, N.C., single mom Emily Maynard, 25, win his heart?
Keep reading to find out ...
Originally posted 03/05/2011 10:30AM
Chantal or Emily – that is the question.
Despite their differences, Bachelor star Brad Womack tells PEOPLE, that both "would make incredible wives – incredible mates."
"Both of those women had qualities I was looking for," he told PEOPLE at a taping of Women Tell All, set to air March 7, about the final two women.
Chantal is "game for everything, easy, fun and we hit it off early," he says. "There was immediate physical chemistry there. But we have had a lot of emotional highs and lows. When she gets so upset, like she did in Anguilla, it makes me wonder if we could find a rhythm and make it work for the rest of our lives."
Originally posted 03/04/2011 11:15AM
Ashley Hebert, who was sent home from The Bachelor this week after an awkward date with Brad Womack, went from participating in what Womack called the best first date of his life to discussing mosquito nets in a South African fantasy suite. The-26-year-old, who is a few months shy of finishing dental school in Philadelphia, spoke with reporters about what went wrong.
Did you respect being booted privately instead of at a rose ceremony?
I left really heartbroken, but watching it and hearing all the things he said about it helped me [get] closure and solidified what kind of relationship we had, which was one full of respect and mutual admiration. People gave him a hard time for dragging girls along the first time. So once he made his decision, he wasn't going to string me along.
Brad said that he figured you for final two from go. How did it feel to hear that?
(Groans) It absolutely made me feel worse, but confirmed what we had in my mind and it made it harder to live with the regret of being so closed off. No doubt, we had something really strong.
So what went wrong?
Originally posted 03/03/2011 01:30PM
Two-time Bachelor Brad Womack may have picked one woman he hopes to spend the rest of his life with – but the long wait before he can reveal his choice to the world is taking its toll.
"Every Monday night since Jan. 3 has not been a good night at my house," Womack told PEOPLE at a taping of the Women Tell All special, set to air on March 7. "I was particularly scared of the overnight, exotic date episode. We will see how she handles it."
"It's brutal," he says of the pre-finale media blitz. "You go on [the show], you find someone, you choose each other and then you hit the pause button. You can't just start the daily life stuff."
"I'm excited to move in together and go on real dates," Womack, 38, says. "My only intention [in doing the show] is to start a future."
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