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Emily Maynard's Seeing Ex-Boyfriend Behind 'Bachelor' Brad Womack's Back?

Wed, March 16, 2011 12:59pm EDT by 14 Comments
Courtesy of ABC

Courtesy of ABC

Uh-oh, Brad! Emily set up a date with her ex Brett before going to LA to film ‘Final Rose’ — and her old flame says he ‘would do anything in the world for her!’ Should Brad be concerned about his fiancee?

Emily Maynard has told Bachelor Brad Womack that she’s not ready to get married. Could it be because she’s dating another man behind Brad’s back? According to In Touch, Emily has been seeing her ex-boyfriend — Brett J. Barniske-Bertolami, who owns a car dealership in Charlotte, N.C — since she got back home from filming The Bachelor and getting engaged to Brad!

A source tells InTouch Emily dated Brett prior to going on The Bachelor — and that she set up a dinner with him  prior to leaving for LA to film After The Final Rose. Emily canceled at last minute because she was sick. But the source says that Emily definitely wants to see Brett again soon.

What makes the situation so curious is that after Emily left to film AFTR, Brett was spotted at a local Charlotte bar talking non-stop about Emily and showing photos of her — making it sound like they were in a relationship: “Some of the pictures were a couple of years old. It seems like Brett knows her pretty well.”

But Brett doesn’t seem to be too happy that Emily is engaged. “I won’t got out with an engaged person,” Brett tells In Touch.

If Emily isn’t in fact engaged to Brad, then maybe Brett would reconsider. He sure does have plenty of good things to say about the 25-year-old mom.

“Emily is a real sweetheart and I adore her,” says Brett. “I have nothing bad to say about her. I would do anything in the world for her.”

Wow! Emily has an interesting dating past. She was engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick. And after Ricky died in a plan crash in 2004, Emily was also rumored to be in relationships with another driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and country singer Jake Owen.

If the report about Brett turn out to be true, could this be the real reason Emily is stalling moving to Austin and getting married to Brad!

– Lindsey DiMattina

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