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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.

Emily Maynard, Brad Womack Pic

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.

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Remove that .01% from the equation, readers: Emily Maynard and Brad Womack are most definitely over.

"We're no longer engaged," Maynard says in the latest issue of People. The statement came just minutes after she taped an interview with Chris Harrison that will air on the July 11 episode of The Bachelorette.

Brad Womack and Emily Maynard Photo

With speculation growing every week over Emily and Brad's status, Maynard says she's confirming the couple's split now because she wants her life with six-year-old daughter, Ricki to "get back to normal."

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Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor quasi-fame are engaged, according to reports. They're engaged to each other!

The runner-up on Ali Fedotowsky's season of The Bachelorette began dating the contestant from Andy Baldwin's Bachelor season last summer.

Peyton Wright, who met Chris at a Bachelor franchise reunion event (a.k.a. hookup fest), also appeared on season one of Bachelor Pad.

Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright

Lambton was offered the opportunity to appear as The Bachelor after he lost out to Roberto Martinez for Ali's heart, but he turned down the offer.

ABC decided to give Brad Womack another chance at love. Oye.

We all know how that turned out. Anyway, Ashley Hebert is The Bachelorette now, and Chris Lambton "found the love of his life" in Peyton Wright.

“We are so incredibly happy," he says. "She was worth the wait.”

Great news from a great guy. Congratulations to the couple!

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The cast of Bachelor Pad, ABC's lowest-common-denominator (but still fun, we can't lie) spinoff of The Bachelor and Bachelorette, has been released!

Season 2 of the raunchy funhouse antics kicks off August 8, with 18 stars from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette coming together under one roof.

So who will duke it out for $250,000, free booze, a better than average opportunity to get laid a lot and another 15 minutes of fleeting fame?

  • Douchiest Couple Ever
  • Jake Looking Cool

Perhaps most notably, Jake Pavelka visits the Pad after his engagement to Vienna Girardi ended. She'll be there too ... with new man Kasey Kahl.

Also, Gia Allemand is back for a second season, while newcomers Michael Stagliano and Holly Durst were recently engaged. It's gonna be awk.

Here are the full Bachelor Pad Season 2 rosters:

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Jake Pavelka is making it a trifecta.

The Bachelorette castoff turned Bachelor star is coming to season two of Bachelor Pad this summer! Counting his stint on Dancing With the Stars, this will be the fourth ABC reality show for Jake in two years. Pretty amazing.

Pavelka, who is also starring on Famous Food with Heidi Montag and Ashley Dupre (seriously, that's a real show) will be competing for 15 more minutes of fame - and $250,000 - with other Bachelor rejects August 8.

Jake P.

EW broke the story with its report that Jake took Jackie Gordon (from last season of The Bachelor) out on the town for a date at LA’s El Capitan theater.

While Jackie didn’t make the final cut with Brad Womack, maybe she and Jake will fare better. Eh, Brad and Jake are both uptight stiffs, so probably not.

ABC has not announced the full cast of Bachelor Pad, but if rumors are true, Jake's ex-fiancee Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl, her new man, are both on it!

That is going to be seriously awkward. And ratings gold.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy is best known in the U.S. as one of the resident pros and hunks on Dancing With the Stars. But he also just finished a starring turn on the Ukranian version of The Bachelor in his native country!

We think he may have gotten engaged last night. Hard to say.

No one at THG speaks Ukranian, unfortunately, and this clip we found online isn't subtitled, so you tell us. There's ... a ring and a lot of kissing!

The episode was filmed months ago, so there's no word on if they're still together ... but he was sorta grinding on Cheryl Burke last weekend.

Maksim, who made the DWTS finals with Kirstie Alley in the show's 12th season, was previously engaged to another co-star, Karina Smirnoff.

We hope it worked out for the best, however it worked out - and we promise when Ashley Hebert gives out her final rose, we'll understand her.

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How do we know for sure? Well, we suppose we don't. Not 100 percent anyway, since no named source will confirm it, let alone The Bachelor pair themselves.

But come on. We know a breakup when we see it, and even if there's no Twitter war of words available to the public, we're willing to stick a fork in these two.

Here's why we're 99.9% sure of a Brad Womack-Emily Maynard breakup:

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It was all downhill from here ...

  • It happened once before, between the taping of The Bachelor and the night the After the Final Rose special aired. Not a good sign, and they didn't even seem happy (or put on that good a front) by that point.
  • The distance thing isn't that bad. Yes, Emily and Brad live in North Carolina and Texas. Too far to drive. But if you're in love, you make it work, rather than cite this as a reason it didn't before even really trying.
  • Brad is persona non grata on her Facebook / Twitter. Yes, we realize they are probably just private people. But not one denial of the absurd rumors floating around tells you something. She doesn't even mention him.
  • The engagement ring is off. Typical of a non-engaged woman.
  • Brad is actually a cyborg. Okay, that's just THG's theory.

In short, Brad is clearly 0-2 at this Bachelor thing. Perhaps he should have proposed to Ashley Hebert ... she seemed into him, which Emily never really did.

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Despite ongoing questions regarding the status of Emily Maynard and Brad Womack's relationship (or lack there of), the answer is now clear ... and bleak.

While previous reports of Emily and Brad's breakup may've been premature, it doesn't look like this one is. She reportedly gave back her engagement ring.

Maynard was seen running errands in Charlotte, N.C., sans the rock Brad presented to her on The Bachelor finale. An insider says ABC got the ring back.

  • Maynard, E.
  • Brad W.

Sources claim that the couple's strained, long-distance relationship was just too hard to continue, with a source says "It's completely over now."

Maynard is reported to have initiated the breakup, which happened about two weeks ago after Brad's failed attempt to save their relationship.

Then there was the whole drunk-dialing incident.

"Emily is happy in Charlotte [North Carolina] and is not moving to Austin with [her 5-year-old daughter] Ricki," a source said. "She is content."

The breakup comes as no surprise to those keeping tabs on the reality couple. Trouble has been brewing basically ever since they got engaged.

The torch is passed to you, Ashley Hebert. Hope your starring turn, which began on Monday's Bachelorette premiere, works out better than Brad's.

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Brad Womack and Emily Maynard have broken up, at least according to various reports. The Bachelor stars have not confirmed this on the record.

If we had to guess, they've likely refrained from commenting not because they are worried about the integrity of the show, as some have laughably speculated, but because they truly don't know if the breakup is for good.

After all, the split wasn't even their first.

According to Us, however, it doesn't look good: "Brad and Emily broke up, and Brad keeps drunk-dialing her," says an insider. "Brad is such a loser!"

Brad and Emily Pic

Another source says their relationship "ended two weeks ago," after Emily Maynard flew to Texas to smooth things over with the Austin-based bar owner.

Single mom Emily was the one who ended things, a third insider reveals. The reason? Their long-distance relationship was too much for her to bear.

"Emily is happy in Charlotte [North Carolina] and is not moving to Austin with [her 5-year-old daughter] Ricki," the insider dishes. "She is content."

Still, another friend of the couple insists otherwise.

"They are still very much together and engaged," the friend says. "They are on and off, but there is a lot of love there. This is just a rough patch."

What do you think? Will they last?

 

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Dr. Travis Stork was once The Bachelor. Now he's just the fiance.

Stork proposed to his girlfriend of two years, pediatrician Dr. Charlotte Brown, while vacationing on the island of Lanai in Hawaii recently. Congratulations!

Brown accepted. No wedding date has been set yet, but Stork, who now co-hosts the talk show The Doctors, and his bride-to-be couldn't be happier!

Travis Stork and Charlotte Brown

Travis Stork and Sarah Stone likely had the shortest engagement in The Bachelor history, breaking up before the After the Final Rose special even aired.

But things happen for a reason, right? Surely he and Charlotte will make this work. On a side note, this guy once dated Carrie Underwood! Amazing.

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]
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