Emily Maynard will open up to Chris Harrison about her breakup with Brad Womack in a special segment next week on The Bachelorette.
Brad will not be joining her.
Harrison said that Womack was not ready to discuss the split with Emily, to whom he proposed on The Bachelor finale earlier this year.
Maynard confirmed the breakup, which had been something of an open secret for some time, in an interview last week with People.
Harrison said he reached out to Brad to ask if he would participate in the interview, but the Texas bar owner was not willing to do so on television.
"While he gave his blessing for Emily to speak on their behalf, his emotions are still too raw and he wasn't ready to speak about it," Chris said. "I respect that and told him I was sorry we had to do this interview at all."
Yes. So sorry they had to rehash this publicly for ratings.
Harrison also said that Emily Maynard was "reluctant" to discuss the split, but wanted to set the record straight following so much media interest."Both Brad and Emily are friends of mine, and we all really thought the next time we saw them would be to plan their wedding," Chris blogged.
Harrison admitted the interview was awkward due to Brad's absence.
"I talk to Brad all the time so I sit down [with Emily] and say, 'This sucks doing this interview with one person and we're talking about a friend.'"
"As far as interviews go, even including Jason/Molly/Melissa this was the most awkward and uncomfortable because Brad wasn't there."
Womack did issue a brief, separate statement that the failure of their relationship was "completely [his] fault," although he did not elaborate.