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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.

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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!"

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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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Are Brad Womack and Emily Maynard back together? Were they ever apart?

Unclear, but despite myriad breakup reports, The Bachelor couple are determined to make their relationship work, according to reports, and they're working through the "rough patch" that they've encountered in recent weeks.

Witnesses say they reunited in Austin this weekend and were happy as ever!

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According to an eyewitness, "Brad was laughing and Emily was smiling" during an intimate meal at Kona Grill and while out for drinks later.

"Emily was her putting her hands in the air and dancing in her seat. They were both smiling and chatting," an eyewitness tells Us Weekly.

When a fan approached The Bachelor star and his gorgeous fiancee for a photo, "they held hands across the table and willingly smiled."

Of course, there are serious issues to work out, such as the long distance factor and the fact that Brad Womack is a temperamental commitment-phobe.

Or so we've heard. Who knows really. Anyway ... think they'll make it?

 

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The Bachelor winner Emily Maynard has severed her engagement to Brad Womack, according to reports. This seconds a prior story that Emily and Brad split.

A source tells OK! that Emily called Brad to call off their wedding and gave back the 3-carat Neil Lane engagement ring from The Bachelor season finale.

Going forward, she will “see what happens.” That's never a positive status.

Brad Womack Proposes to Emily Maynard

In the end, Emily Maynard simply felt too much pressure to move to Texas with her 5-year-old daughter Ricki and to conform to Brad’s lifestyle.

“She finally gave up and refused,” a source says. “She said ‘I want my life back.’ ”

Emily and Brad - in their own words - have struggled to stay together since the show. But now various reports hint that things are deteriorating.

There's even the implication that they're pretending to stay together - or at least not confirming the open-secret split - to protect The Bachelor.

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It's over, Emily Maynard told Brad Womack on the phone.

That's what Life & Style reports about an April 9 conversation between The Bachelor couple, after she just couldn't imagine marrying the guy.

"Emily told Brad that she can't picture them getting married," an insider reveals to Life & Style. "Brad's not acting like a fiancé, and she knows that he's not going to change. Emily knows in her heart of hearts that the relationship is finished."

Emily Maynard and Brad Womack Split?

Emily Maynard "was very close to moving to Austin with her daughter, Ricki, just a few weeks ago, but that's not true anymore," the insider says.

In fact, Brad put an offer on a new home without consulting Emily Maynard first: "This isn't the behavior of someone who plans to be with her."

The reason for the split stemmed from Brad's hurtful and erratic behavior, L&S says, and the fact that Emily became fearful he was cheating.

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Things looked bleak on the After The Final Rose special, but Brad Womack and Emily Maynard swore they were still together and in this for the long haul.

The doubters may be proven wrong after all.

According to Life & Style, Emily Maynard has decided to make the move from North Carolina to Texas with her 5-year-old daughter, Ricki, to be with Brad!

Guess that movie date really won Ricki over ...

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Brad and Emily pose with their handsome Bachelor pimp.

"She feels like the best thing to do is to give this a real shot and put her heart into it by moving to Austin for the summer," an insider close to Emily said.

"She's going to get her own condo there. She's not moving in with him."

As for why Brad didn't move to Charlotte? It was his non-negotiable:

"Love is a compromise, but that's the only thing I was adamant about. I have some strong roots there. I don't want to relocate. I have a career in Austin."

What do you think? Will he and Emily make it?

 

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Not sure if anyone really threw this rumor out there, let alone took it semi-seriously, but Brad Womack wants you to know there is NO truth to it.

Him starring as The Bachelor for a THIRD time, that is.

After Emily Maynard was picked on the season finale this month, she and the man who turned down two potential fiancees in his first go-around looked like they were on the ropes. But they look to be weathering the storm, at least for now:

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In other news, Brad has a follower named NascarJunkie22.

Again, despite how icy things seemed on the After the Final Rose special and rumors that it's over, the pair may just make it after all. Or will they!

What do you think? Will Brad and Emily last?

 

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Are The Bachelor’s Brad Womack and Emily Maynard over already?

If OK! Magazine says so, it must be true, right? Mmmyeah not so much. This fine publication has had Jen Aniston pregnant or adopting about 18 times.

You have to take with a boulder of salt their report that Emily's engagement ring, conspicuously still on last week, is now NO LONGER on. Scandal!

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The magazine goes on to say that the "romantic version of Brad and Emily" is all for the cameras, and they're "pretending for the sake of The Bachelor brand."

What nonsense. That brand has less credibility than this magazine. Sure, it's a fun show and we love it too, but let's be real. One marriage. 15 seasons.

In real life, a staffer from the show, who may or may not actually exist, has revealed exclusively to OK! that Emily has broken up with Brad - for GOOD!

“There have been so many breakups and make ups - mostly over the phone or Skype,” a source said. “Finally, Emily told him she can’t do this anymore."

Well, consider us convinced ... or not at all. Don't get us wrong, it wouldn't shock us if they broke up, we're just not buying this account for one second.

Brad and Emily: Will it last?

 

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Despite the difficulties they described in Monday's After the Final Rose special, The Bachelor's Brad Womack and Emily Maynard are still together.

Moreover, both of them are confident that's never gonna change.

"I'm so happily engaged. I've never been happier, I promise you that," Womack tells People, despite significant bumps in the road with his fiancee.

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Chief among the couple's problems? Watching The Bachelor this winter.

As she described after the finale, Emily Maynard had serious issues watching her man woo other women on dates as the season progressed.

It wore on Brad, too. "There have been numerous times where either she or I have said, 'To hell with it. It's just too difficult,'" Womack said.

So much so that fans - and the couple themselves - wondered if it will last. So what kept them together - despite a brief split? Love, of course.

"The hardest part is behind us," Emily says. "I feel pretty confident if we can make it through [the past three months], we'll make it through."

What do you think? Will Brad and Emily last?

 

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If nothing else, The Bachelor season finale was certainly a memorable one. As is often the case, the After the Final Rose special provided many of the fireworks.

Just minutes after Brad Womack's swoon-worthy proposal to Emily Maynard, viewers learned about his terrible temper - and that they briefly parted ways.

They're back together now, but Brad "couldn't speak for Emily" when Chris asked if they're still engaged. Never a good sign. She's also NOT moving to Texas.

Here's the awkward ATFR interview that aired post-finale:

What do you think? Will Brad and Emily last?

 

Follow the jump for a huge photo gallery and more clips from last night, including Brad's proposal to Emily Maynard and his rejection of Chantal O'Brien ...

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Brad Womack Biography

Brad Womack Photograph Brad Womack, a 37-year-old resident of Austin, Tex., was the star of ABC's The Bachelor in September 2007, its 11th season ... and is... More »
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