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Emily Maynard Tells 'Bachelor' Brad Womack Her Sad Story! How Does He Take It?

Mon, January 17, 2011 10:29pm EDT by 1 Comment

Emily has to do the hardest thing ever: tell Brad about losing the love of her life! But does he accept her after he learns the truth? Read on to find out!

Tonight was a big turning point for The Bachelor‘s Brad Womack. On his one-on-one date with Emily Maynard, 24, he finally learned the sad story about her past. “Today, I felt like there’s been an elephant in this room,” Emily began. “It’s not something I talk about a whole lot.”

“I’ve been in love once in my whole life,” Emily continued. “I met the absolute love of my life [NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick]. He worked in racing and every weekend I traveled with him. One Sunday morning, I didn’t feel good. He said, ‘Just stay home.’ He flew [that day] and they never made it there.”

“It was the darkest period of my life,” Emily said. “There was no part of me that didn’t wish I was on that plane. … That friday, still feeling sick, I found out I was pregnant,” Emily remembers. “Now I’m the happiest mom to a five year old girl [Josephine Hendrick].”

But despite Emily’s reservations about telling Brad, 38, he gladly accepted her heartbreaking story.

“Every single thing you’ve told me, makes me like you even more,” Brad told Emily. “I walked away feeling a very intense connection [to Emily].”

Brad gave Emily the rose at the end of the one-on-one date.

Unfortunately, for Brad’s sake, crazy drama queen Michelle Money also got a rose during the ceremony.

Brad, you really need to listen to what the other women have to say about Michelle! “Michelle is a walking contradiction,” Chantal O’Brien, the rumored winner, said. “The best thing you can do is lay back and let her self distruct.”

Hopefully that’s exactly what happens to Michelle. Otherwise, Brad’s in for some major drama!

Kimberly Coon and Sarah Powell were both eliminated tonight. Madison Garton walked out before the rose ceremony.

— Lindsey DiMattina