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.It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you go on The Bachelor, there is no returning to the normal dating pool. You are now only allowed to go out with other candidates who once vied for a rose from a former Bachelor/ette. There's no harem of delicious-smelling, Ken-or-Barbie-looking motherf*ckers to pick from like Pokémon. You don't have "first impression roses" to vie for, or elaborate trips to foreign lands to spend your first night of tender, tender boinking in the infamous Honeymoon Suite.Eventually, Brad Womack decided not to go with either of them.It was a first for left the show as single as when he’d started.The two ended up breaking off their engagement before the finale even aired.Then they got back together, briefly, before ultimately breaking up in May 2011. Since their relationship ended, though, Brad’s been a virtual ghost. The couple lovingly Instagrammed the crap out of each other at a Houston Astros game and immediately received a torrent of congrats from the Twitterverse. A good example from today: Season 15's Bachelor (and former Bachelorette Emily Maynard's ex) Brad Womack and the creatively-spelled Ash Lee Frazier, the third-runner up from this past season featuring Sean Lowe, are going out.
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. 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." Unfortch for B-Dubs, "She just doesn't pick up."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."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.Let's call this phenomenon Chris Harrison and the Temple of Doom, shall we? You certainly don't say "I think I'm falling in love with you" just because someone asks you out on a "one-on-one" date. The slimy, tequila-shootery hookup den that is Bachelor Pad? See also: Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright, as well as contestants and subsequent Bachelor Pad couple Blake Julian and Holly Durst.(Sad thing is, I can't really think of a single couple paired up during the show who's actually made it, aside from my personal favorites, Ashley Hebert and J. Rosenbaum, as well as throwback couple Trista and Ryan Sutter.)Perhaps once you've competed for the heart of another human being in a huge, fake house with tacky vases that's dressed up like the inside of a genie's bottle, there's no going back to the Muggle dating ritual.His social media accounts have closed, and he hasn’t made any more appearances on television.This is perhaps for the best, considering how frequently Brad’s name is mentioned just to diss him for Season 11, now almost a decade behind him.These days, Brad spends most of his time managing Carmack Concepts.A real estate management firm, Carmack is owned by Brad, his twin brother Chad, and their friend Jason Carrier.Maybe it was to give Brad better odds since he’d struck out during his first season.This season proved more fruitful, and during The Final Rose ceremony, Brad proposed to Emily Maynard.