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Emily Maynard said her breakup with Jef Holm was "difficult and heartbreaking" in a statement this week. Sources close to The Bachelorette star say it was anything but.

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"Emily just decided she'd had enough," a source said, adding that she "was extremely miserable, and at her breaking point" toward the end of the relationship.

"She was like 'I'm dying here, I'm dying here' ... just over it. Enough was enough."

While Bachelorette relationships rarely work out, fans had high hopes for these two, given the apparent depth of their connection. So what went wrong, and so fast?

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Emily Maynard was sexting none other than NFL quarterback Matt Leinart while on vacation with Jef Holm, according to the magazine who will simply not let go of this story.

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm Cover

Last month, The Bachelorette winner was accused by Us Weekly of sexting with another man, leading to an explosive fight with fiance Jef that his own brother "confirmed."

The tabloid now claims it was Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Leinart on the other end.

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Another Bachelorette romance is on thin ice after Emily Maynard was caught cheating on fiance Jef Holm ... according to an unreliable tabloid report.

The celebrity gossip magazine reports that Emily fled a recent vacation in tears after Jef discovered her sending explicit photos and texts to another man.

We're talking seriously dirty stuff here. Allegedly. “There were texts and pictures: 'Let’s do this and that with each other,'" says a source. Yikes.

Emily Maynard Caught Cheating

Not only that, the bad scene allegedly went down at a vacation rental where Jef Holm had taken Emily Maynard to meet his extended family.

“Jef and Emily went into a bedroom and were yelling. He said, ‘You’ve been f**king cheating on me for months!’” a source is quoted as saying.

His final words to her? "'Pack your s**t and get the f**k out.'"

Yeah. If that's true, obviously this is serious and shady on her part, but we have our doubts. Considering the source, it's a dubious claim at best.

If there's any tension between Emily Maynard and Jef, they sure weren't showing it during a lovey-dovey outing in Charlotte, N.C., yesterday.

The Bachelorette couple ran errands in her hometown, and either they were trying to not-so-subtly deny Us' cover story, or they're just that cute.

From the looks of these pics, that was likely bull$h!t ...

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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 Emily Maynard star may be on her way to a happy ever after, but at the cost of her daughter ... according to a ridiculous new tabloid report.

Alleged insiders reveal her bitter fight with the parents of her late fiance (and daughter Ricki’s father) Ricky Hendrick. Which we've all heard about by now.

“They were beside themselves when they found out she wanted to put little Ricki on TV,” an insider tells In Touch of the couple and their views on Emily.

“They think it’s outrageous to put [Ricki] in the middle of a media circus.”

Emily Maynard Tabloid Cover

While a friend of Emily’s says reports of a rift are untrue, other sources close to the reality star say The Bachelorette has “really strained their relationship.”

Sources say Rick and Linda Hendrick tried to accept Emily’s choice to compete for Brad Womack’s affections on The Bachelor, but were opposed to this.

Maybe so, but the bottom line is that there is no either/or situation of "choosing fame over her daughter" and that Emily is hardly an absentee mom.

Ricki has been seen on every episode this season but one, yet has yet to meet any of the guys; Ricky's parents and Emily's parents both care for her.

If she wants to try the ABC reality franchise a second time in search of true love - see The Bachelorette spoilers for clues on how that goes - so what?

Obviously she's a devoted and loving mom ... give Emily Maynard a break.

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As rumors swirl about the ending of The Bachelorette's eighth season, one celebrity gossip magazine boldly proclaims that Emily Maynard is in fact engaged.Emily Maynard Promo Pic

If it's true ... the question is still, to whom?

She obviously won't say, and even The Bachelorette spoilers have been hard to come by this season ... though three guys are clearly frontrunners.

  • Emily Maynard Life & Style Cover
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If Emily is engaged, three guys are probably equal favorites.

The previews airing Monday night more or less revealed the final three, with Jef Holm, Sean Lowe and Arie Luyendyk all shown with Emily in Curacao.

According to the magazine cover above, Em's ready for a baby right away - not news if you've watched this season - and got a 4-carat rock.

Just after midnight on May 11, the man who stole Emily's heart got down on one knee and proposed in :a one-of-a-kind fairy-tale experience."

"The proposal, filmed for the final episode, which airs July 16, took place in the courtyard of the Kura Hulanda resort on the Caribbean island."

"The final bachelor was led through a grand sky-blue gate to where Emily stood ... the proposal took place in the middle of the night, which gave it a more intimate feel."

And now, more than a month later, a friend confirms, "Emily is still happy and engaged. She is ecstatic. She's over the moon and loves her ring. Ricki is really happy, too."

Think she's really engaged? And if so, who should she pick? No offense, Ryan and Doug, but it's got to come down to these three, right?

Vote on who you think Emily should choose below:

 

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Is Emily Maynard really as sweet and down-to-earth as she seems on The Bachelorette? Probably, but that doesn't make for good celebrity gossip!

That's got to be the rationale for Us Weekly’s most recent issue, which touts “shocking secrets” about Maynard, the 26-year-old single mom.

They have four major claims, which we break down below:

Emily Maynard Us Weekly Cover
  1. Nose job, breast implants, fake teeth, etc. "Sources" say she went under the knife prior to taping Brad Womack’s season of The Bachelor in 2010.
  2. She's a temperamental b!tch: “Maynard has admitted that her relationship with Brad post-Bachelor was marred by 'knock-down, drag-out fights.'"  
  3. She and Ricki’s grandparents hate each other: The late Ricky Hen­drick’s parents are “livid” Maynard decided to do a second round of reality TV.
  4. She's kind of a social-climbing snob: “Emily is a bit of a social climber” who's dated "some heavy hitters" and enjoys the finer things in life.

All in all, kind of a non-story. She’s naturally gorgeous, even if she wears too much make-up, and couples fight sometimes. Brad's no picnic either.

As for her telling Kalon McMahon to hit the bricks, if someone called your kid “baggage,” well, you aren't a b!tch for snapping back. You're human.

Ricky's parents hating her? Who knows. It's not hard to believe there's tension or they don't like her going on The Bachelorette for obvious reasons.

And wow, Emily Maynard has money and has dated famous people (including other race car drivers not named Ricky or Arie Luyendyk, Jr.)? Gasp!

Really, Us, you're stretching a little bit here.

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No one knows if Brad Womack and Emily Maynard are still together.

Well, presumably the two of them do, and perhaps little Ricki does.

But as far as celebrity gossip reports go, there's no telling what's legit and what's not. Rumors of trouble in paradise surfaced 3-4 weeks ago.

As recently as last Monday, however, conflicting reports suggested that the couple had reunited and that it felt so good. Now we get this ...

Brad's Heartbreak

BACHELOR HEARTBREAK: Is it over? For good this time?

On April 29, according to Life & Style, Brad Womack and Emily Maynard met in Texas. They seemed awkward, uncomfortable and distant at the Oasis in Lake Travis.

In between dining out, they spent much of the weekend holed up in Brad's apartment, and not for the usual fun reasons a couple stays holed up in an apartment.

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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!

Brad Womack, Emily Maynard Cover

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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NOTE: This article really doesn't tell you a whole lot.

The new Us Weekly may well have exclusive details and photos of Brad Womack's final dates in South Africa on The Bachelor, but the juicy details are lacking.

If you want to know if he picks Emily Maynard or Chantal O'Brien, well, The Bachelor spoilers here can probably enlighten you. That's as much as we'll say.

Who do you think Brad ends up proposing to?

Secrets of The Bachelor Finale

Brad's last date with single mom Emily involves a wilderness picnic in Cape Point starting with a helicopter ride. "They ended it with a kiss," an insider says.

With Chantal, she and Brad opted for something more adventurous. We're talking about a whale and shark watch aboard a boat by Danger Point peninsula.

"They held hands," the source observed, scandalously.

When the time came for the native Texan to give out his final rose and propose - and give one of the ladies some bad news - Womack was very nervous.

Still, as evidenced by the season finale preview airing this week, it was a call he had to make. Brad "knew he made the right decision," the insider adds.

THG Asks: What do you think that right decision should be?!

 

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