Although “Bachelor” Brad Womack and Emily Maynard told the world on Monday night’s “After the Final Rose” show that they’re committed to making their “roller coaster” of a relationship work, tabloid rumors are already swirling that the two have gone Splitsville.
“Emily is not able to forgive Brad for what she considers cheating week-after-week with other girls,” an insider producer told PopEater. “It’s always hard sending the couple back into reality after they have been living in paradise, but no one in the history of the show has had as hard a time adjusting as Emily. After we taped the ‘After the Rose,’ it was clear to everyone that this one was not going to work.”
However, host Chris Harrison begged to differ. Chatting on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Tuesday, he kept things real. “It’s been extremely hard,” he said. “They’ve had some knock down, drag out fights.”
But, he insisted that “they are doing as good as they ever have. They are extremely happy. The good thing is they are really trying to make it work.”
On a conference call with reporters a few hours later, Chris was a little more blunt (and actually, a bit teed off, if you ask us), stating that the tabloids were printing “BS” by running trashy cover stories using grossly unreliable sources just to help their failing magazines sales. Ouch, Chris, that’ll hurt ’em.
As for the recessive-gene’d couple? They’re purposely avoiding the limelight, although they did release a short statement with Braddy-cakes speaking on their behalf:
“At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship. We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together.”
Our two words of advice: Couples therapy.
Watch Brad Propose to Emily: