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Emily's Sad Story Made 'Bachelor' Girls Cry For Hours & Even Pushed One To Leave!

Tue, January 18, 2011 6:24pm EDT by 9 Comments

Last night on The Bachelor, Emily Maynard opened up about her dead fiance and host Chris Harrison said the news devastated the other girls for days!

The Bachelor’s Emily Maynard opened up to the rest of the house about her devastating past for the first time during the Jan. 17  episode — and when the other girls learned about how Emily’s fiance, Ricky, died tragically in a plane crash just days before she found out she was pregnant with their first child, they broke down…and didn’t stop even when the cameras stopped rolling.

“We showed a little of the emotion … [on the show, but] it actually spilled over for hours,” Chris told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Jan. 18. “Literally the rest of the day girls were crying. It really just destroyed the house. These girls were torn apart by this story.”

No one was as touched as fellow contestant, Madison Garton, who was so affected by Emily’s story, she decided to leave the house and remove herself from the competition.

“She realized, ‘Wow, I am not the same kind of person Emily is,’ ” Chris said. “‘I’m not here for the same reason Emily and Chantal are. I just need to pull myself out of this.’ It was so emotional and so devastating that … it essentially took her out of the show. I was [surprised].”

Gorgeous, mature and kind hearted, Emily, 24, is one of our favorite girls on the show. Plus, her five-year-old daughter, Josephine, is adorable. We’d love for Brad Womack to end up with her…and after her revelation to him last night, we won’t be surprise if she goes very, very far.

“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].”

Who’s YOUR favorite girl in the house?

–Kirstin Benson