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Dreams do come true. At least 10-20 percent of the time.

Fans know that a final rose does not guarantee a lifetime of happiness, but The Bachelor has produced some couples that have stood the test of time. At least lately.

And with Juan Pablo Galavis' season in full swing, ABC caught us up on some of its recent success stories as part of its "Juan-uary" series of Sunday specials.

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are set to tie the knot next weekend. They were one of the duos featured on The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories last night.

The others:

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

  • Trista Rehn married fireman Ryan Sutter in a ceremony that was televised in 2003. Still the gold standard for the show, over a decade later.
  • Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. The most recent Bachelorette picked Chris at the end of Season 9 last year. They're still engaged.
  • Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. After she chose J.P. on The Bachelorette Season 7 finale, Ashley married J.P. in December 2012.
  • Molly and Jason Mesnick. Jason was engaged to Melissa Rycroft, but dumped her for runner-up (and now-wife) Molly on the After the Final Rose special. Close enough.

Will Juan Pablo end up in the success or failure column? The Bachelor spoilers shed some light on that if you're interested ... but the odds are not good.

That's like five success stories in like 27 seasons. Just saying.

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Here's a Bachelor couple we did NOT see coming.

AshLee Frazier, who was memorably crushed - and PISSED - when she was spurned by Sean Lowe and finished third this season, is now with another alum.

Two-time star of the ABC series Brad Womack!

AshLee Frazier and Brad Womack

AshLee Frazier documented on Instagram a date to the ballpark with her man, writing, "Game day. Who's the real winner here? #Astros #twoTexaskids #wgt"

It's not clear how AshLee and Brad met, or how long they've been together romantically, but it all dates back to his second stint on The Bachelor.

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A harsh reality is setting in for Emily Maynard of The Bachelorette, according to a tabloid report suggesting she is unhappy with the guy she picked on the season finale and is currently leaning on Brad Womack for support, despite his recent dig at her.

Yes, her ex-fiance and ex-Bachelor star Brad Womack.

Emily Back With Brad?

This is the second gossip item in as many days suggesting Emily ends up with someone not named Jef, Sean, Chris or Arie. Yesterday, it was Emily Maynard and Chris Harrison getting it on (seriously). Today, it's Emily and Brad redux!

Life & Style "exclusively" reveals that Emily got engaged to her final Bachelor on the Caribbean island of Curacao, but is having doubts about the pick.

Even The Bachelorette spoilers don't specify who that is, but the magazine says it's led her back to Brad Womack, who picked her on The Bachelor.

More believable than the Chris story or less so? Your call!

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The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard was apparently just dissed by her former fiance, Brad Womack, in a recent interview he gave. What did the guy say?

Asked about the 26-year-old single mother by his hometown ABC station, Brad allegedly said: “I think I dodged a bullet with that relationship.”

Yeah. If that's true, really not cool Brad.

Emily Maynard, Brad Womack Pic

Good thing Emily Maynard has a whole new group of guys to choose from on the new season of The Bachelorette, since Brad clearly wasn't The One.

Who will she choose now that she's the one doling out the roses for the ABC reality franchise, which airs tonight? That's yet to be determined.

The Bachelorette spoilers we've read and posted so far hint at some of the serious contenders, however, so check out that page if you're curious!

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Brad Womack really needs to get over it and move on. Emily Maynard, who's dating Jeremy Shockey, clearly us. But the two-time Bachelor star refuses to let go.

That's the report from the new issue of Us Weekly, which says Brad "calls Emily every day and at all hours!" Unfortch for B-Dubs, "She just doesn't pick up."

"They actually haven't spoken for months."

Emily Maynard, Brad Womack Picture

Maynard, mom to six-year-old daughter Ricki, started dating NFL player Shockey this fall, and was previously linked to David Smith after splitting with Brad.

Brad is apparently far from pleased with either choice.

He's continually "filled up her voicemail with messages of him crying, saying how upset he was that she was with someone else," the source reveals.

At the same time, the typically non-committal stiff isn't sure he wants to be with her ... he's just jealous and pining for her because he can't have her.

As such, Emily "just feels like he is so messed up!"

Ben Flajnik, you have some pathetic shoes to fill.

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Monday on The Bachelorette, a tearful Emily Maynard drove the final nail in the coffin of her engagement to Bachelor star Brad Womack.

"We're not engaged anymore... I'm ready to say it," she confessed, and among the few details she offered was her insecurity over whether his interest would wane: "I just doubted, you know, he was still gonna want to be with me."

Interesting, considering reports that Brad's not over her.

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A heartbroken Brad has been lamenting that "he blew it," sources say.

A second insider adds that the bar owner has had a difficult time letting go, and that "When they weren't together, Brad would drunk dial Emily and cry."

Womack's over-the-top emotions could be put to another test should ABC tap Emily as the next Bachelorette. Says a friend bluntly, "It will kill him."

We don't want to kill Brad, but having a single mother as The Bachelorette would be an interesting new angle. Do you agree? What do you think?

 

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In a strange interview Monday, The Bachelor winner Emily Maynard turned on the tears, but didn't really get into why she broke up with Brad Womack.

After Ashley axed Ryan and Lucas, Emily sat down and confirmed to Chris Harrison that she and two-time Bachelor star are no longer engaged.

The waterworks were in full effect, but the details few and far between.

If anything, Maynard had good things to say about her ex-fiance.

"He's such a gentleman," she said. "He's always going to be part of my life. I'll always be in love with Brad. No one will ever hear me say a bad word about him."

So what happened then? All Emily said was that she and daughter Ricki wanted this to work, and that they planned to move to Austin ... but didn't.

Her "wants ... maybe overshadowed the relationship," she said, adding that they were used to being single, making this "a hard adjustment."

So why go on The Bachelor then?! She said "Little red flags would come up," but didn't elaborate, then lamented the paparazzi attention.

Hard to see Emily as the next Bachelorette in any case. Short story, she's sad, but you didn't miss much. It was the opposite of this exchange last summer:

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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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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.

Brad Womack Biography

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