Are 'Bachelor' Brad & Emily Moving Too Fast For Her Daughter? Love Consultants Speak Out

Mon, March 28, 2011 6:24pm EST by 21 Comments

Professional matchmaker and dating coach Matt Titus and his wife, author and media personality Tamsen Fadal, tell you whether it’s the right time for Brad to be getting to know Emily’s little girl Ricki. Read on for their views…

HollywoodLife.com invited our guest bloggers, The Love Consultants Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal, to give us their inside takes on how Brad Womack and Emily Maynard may be getting 5-year-old Ricki Hendrick too involved with their still-unsettled relationship.

Matt’s Take:

Bachelor Brad Womack spent the weekend visiting his fiancee, Emily Maynard, and her daughter, Ricki, in Emily’s hometown of Charlotte, N.C. Brad kept busy with a steady stream of tweets about “his girls” and the amazing time they spent together — it seemed like there was about 100 messages.

Hey dude, stop the insanity! To me it sounds like Brad is trying to convince himself that he’s really in love. Broadcasting every second of their weekend is not going to make that hope a reality. Twitter is not conducive to a healthy relationship; sending out 140 characters about your romance is diluting whatever is special about it in the first place. But I digress!

Even more distressing than the tweets are the photo-ops of the happy couple and little Ricki. I mean, have they no shame?

By agreeing to appear on The Bachelor, they put their entire lives on camera because they wanted the exposure, But does Ricki want to be in the public eye? Is Emily putting her daughter’s feelings first, or is she using her child as a prop to show how much she and Brad are progressing?

In my mind, these two are trying way too hard to look like a realistic couple. They always seem a few seconds away from fainting due to exhaustion! This is a farce. C’mon, folks — Emily isn’t even ready or willing to move to Austin, Texas, to live with Brad!

When these two celebrity-seeking lovebirds make a few moves in private and stay away from the magazine covers and their Twitter feeds for a few hours, then I’ll give them a break. But until then, they just don’t get my vote.

Tamsen’s Take:

When it comes to Brad and Emily, I’m always a skeptic. I find it very hard to treat them like a serious, relationship-minded couple.

The much-discussed and talked about couple haven’t exactly kept a low profile since the season finale of The Bachelor. Oh, of course they are quoted as saying they want privacy and private time to bond. But sending out endless Twitter updates and spending public play times in the park with Ricki would lead me to think otherwise.

Brad’s gushing over Emily’s skills as a mother on Twitter doesn’t sit right with me. What about Ricki? Does she approve of Brad letting the world know about what goes on in private? Is this the right time to have her get to know Brad, so soon after the media frenzy of his choosing Emily? More questions than answers are raised when it comes to this reality-TV coupling.

Introducing a new love interest to your young son or daughter is a very delicate situation and should not be done surrounded by the flashbulbs of the paparazzi. Privacy and patience is a must. This process demands that your child feels comfortable starting to befriend your new boyfriend or girlfriend slowly — and with a large amount of affection and trust.

So, we learned that Brad got to play at Discovery Place with Ricki and drink wine and lemonade with Emily. But the truth is, the weekend is not the way things will be every night if they all combine as a true family. Brad and Emily need make some serious choices soon. They need to live together and immerse themselves in a real relationship with a real commitment.  More importantly, they need to protect Ricki. First and foremost, Brad must stop sending out tweets about what an innocent 5-year-old girl is doing with Mom  — and Mom’s boyfriend!

If  doesn’t quit it, he and Emily are still living a TV fairy tale — and their relationship will never survive the harsh realities of a real romance.

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Posted at 8:57 PM on April 20, 2012  

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Marilyn

Posted at 7:12 PM on April 7, 2011  

I think Brad needs to dump this media hog and go make up with Chantell!! She loved him and was real… this Emily is playing a media game and it needs to stop!

You found real love Brad, but you left it in Seattle Washington! So sad, Brad deserves better then Emily!

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Porkchop

Posted at 9:02 PM on April 22, 2011  

The Chantel that had just come out of a marriage with a guy, “fell in love” with Brad in just a few weeks and then when she was sent packing, met and fell in love with some other guy. Ya she is definitely the better choice.

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Mina

Posted at 1:43 PM on April 1, 2011  

Oh and for the record to those who keep saying “Leave them alone,” If Brad and Emily wanted privacy then they should not have opened a Twitter account knowing FULL WELL people will be talking about what they post. That’s how it is on social media.

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Mina

Posted at 1:39 PM on April 1, 2011  

I agree with Matt. They are trying WAY too hard to convince doubters they are a real couple.

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Victoria

Posted at 1:04 PM on March 29, 2011  

GROW UP! People, these shows aren’t real, get a life, don’t worry Matt and Tamsin, I believe your advice is correct!!

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Naomi

Posted at 12:36 PM on March 30, 2011  

if it isn’t ‘real life’ and we all should ‘get a life’, then why are you participating in the conversation? if you think matt and tamsin’s advice is correct then you must know a bit about what happened in the show. perhaps even watched the show? so who needs to get a life? and if you didn’t watch the show, then maybe you need to be a bit more informed before you go agreeing with the post they made. don’t be telling everyone to ‘get a life’. it’s rude, tacky, and very very shallow.

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nichona

Posted at 12:41 PM on March 29, 2011  

First people say they are broken up, now people are saying they are moving too fast for her daughter. How is it too fast? If they are engaged doesn’t Ricki have to know him? Leave these people alone. If they fail, they wouldn’t be the first.

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Gia

Posted at 10:27 AM on March 29, 2011  

Emily and Brad are having a relationship like anyone else. Most single Moms would do the same…she is engaged to Brad, if she wasn’t including her daughter in there time together all of you would come down on her for that too! As far as twitter goes, it there account and if they want to post there lives on it so be it…I am sure all of you do it to!! The media needs to leave them alone…
If these 2 moved to L.A. They would only be in it for fame…..if they want there lives private then it must not be real…..if they tweet they are together and happy then they are trying to hard….what are they suppose to do?? I know they should be left alone!!! Be happy for two people who want to be together, and if they get married it would be wonderful, if after time it doesn’t work then they go there separate ways like anyone else who’s relationships didn’t work….

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Nanny

Posted at 11:01 AM on March 29, 2011  

If they want to be left alone they should probably stop with twitter messages… If they want privacy they shouldn’t have been on the bachelor on the first place.
Best wishes for them both!!!

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Kat

Posted at 9:55 AM on March 29, 2011  

I’m furious that the media is distorying this relationship before it even has a chance…leave them alone to have a normal relationship. They don’t need to jump into anything they just need time as a real couple and as a mom Emily does need to move more slowly. In my opinion no one should live together until they are married…I believe this is why there are so many reasons why marriages end in divorce now a days…you can’t play house and think when you get married its going to be this 24-7 romance. Brad and Emily hang in there and don’t listen to any of the gossip you know the reality of it all and nothing else matters…prove them all wrong!

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Germaine

Posted at 6:21 PM on April 4, 2011  

Give me a break. How else s Emily’s daughter going to get to know Brad, but to sepend time wth each other. Emly is taking it slow and that is what she should do.

What they do is no concern of ours.
I thnk they are going to make it as a married couple.

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marion neal

Posted at 11:32 AM on April 9, 2011  

I agree with u. I feel they will make it thru all of the gossip. Brad, Em n Ricki make a perfect family. God Bless

 
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Kristin

Posted at 9:19 AM on March 29, 2011  

I completely agree with everything you wrote, if these two want to be in the public eye that is perfectly fine, but don’t bring the innocent child into it. Leave your time with her the private part.

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eillene

Posted at 8:13 AM on March 29, 2011  

Well u guys have been negative since the beginning..I dnt know if what else is good for ur eyes…hope u both are doing great on ur marriage since ur the so called consultants…well see if ur marriage will lasts forever since it seems ur perfect….judge and u shall not be judged…we hate all of these negative write ups bout them..why cant we be happy and wish the couple all the best????lets promote love and peace, not hate and war!!!

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MaryKay

Posted at 7:48 AM on March 29, 2011  

I’m very happy for Brad and Emily. Emily is a very smart lady and is not one to “just jump in the sack”! She is using her brain and taking this slow and easy! If we all did that then there would be more happy marriages. Stop trying to throw fire into this relationship when they are happy! Every couple does not like being constantly talked about and photographed! Remember she is just a normal lady that is not used to the paparatzi! Brad has a therapist and they will make it if everyone keeps their nose out of their business!

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Naomi

Posted at 10:36 PM on March 28, 2011  

what, so to be low profile, they can’t go to a public place to play with the kid? and they can’t twitter about their life together? i’m sorry, but i thought those two things WERE real life. ?? so you’d suggest them taking her daughter to a private place to play, or better yet, staying home to play the rest of their days until you decide to stop judging them? i think them hiding would do more harm than good. brad is in love. he’s giddy about everything. and that’s perfectly normal. let him gush about what a great mother she is. he’s proud of emily. i love it when my husband brags about me in public and on facebook. it’s perfectly fine to let the world know how much you dig your significant other.

“By agreeing to appear on The Bachelor, they put their entire lives on camera because they wanted the exposure,…” i’m so glad you know this for a fact! (sarcasm anyone?) you have no idea they appeared on the bachelor because of the sole fact of them wanting exposure. maybe brad did it for exposure the first time around. but he had something to prove to himself the second time around. maybe emily just wanted a change in the dating scene. i think you writing this blog/website is just because you want exposure. how vain. …ugh.

of COURSE emily isn’t ready to move to austin! anyone thinking they CAN get up and move and marry a person they’ve only been dating for 6 weeks is not thinking clearly. let’s not forget the 6 weeks they dated on the show wasn’t even exclusive dating! it’s the smartest thing for emily to NOT move to austin right away. i thought you would know this since you’re a relationship expert, but couples that DON’T live together while their dating have a better chance of a successful marriage.

she’s putting her daughter first-making sure brad and she can handle the real world away from television. they’re getting used to each other like any normal successful couple would in the real world. in their own homes, ‘learning’ each other.

but who am i to talk? you’re the relationship experts…bah!!!

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tammy

Posted at 10:04 PM on March 28, 2011  

Give me a breakout…these “experts” know what going on based on a handful of tweets?! And there wasn’t single tweet that mentioned “drinking wine” it was lemonade. First perquisite for “expertise” should be literacy!!

Whatever. Matt and Tamsen should take their crackerjack diplomas’ up their butts and just psychoanalyze the idiots who pay them for their matchmaking “services”. At least then they would have hands on knowledge of the relationship and not make inane observations from beyond a keyboard! #GFY!

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Cliff

Posted at 9:44 PM on March 28, 2011  

Sure would not hire people like this who lie about the number of tweets. the ONLY reason they began the twitter accounts was to address the BS in the media. I would advise them to forget it as no matter what you say people will make things up just like in this article. Good luck to Brad , Emily and Ricki !!!!

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dlindsey

Posted at 7:52 PM on March 28, 2011  

It seems no matter what Brad and Emily do, folks like you both are criticizing them. First the media said they were split. Now that the public sees they are still together, now you are criticizing both of them with their decision to involve Ricki. I am 53 years old and I say let them alone. If they can make their relationship work, wonderful. If not, they will learn lifes’ lessons like the rest of us! I do not see them being high profile, media seeking people, unlike Jake and Vienna. Let them live their lives in private.

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Vicky

Posted at 9:08 PM on March 28, 2011  

I agree with dlindsey, no matter what they do someone is criticizing them. Also Brad tweeted after they had already did something because unlike the authors of this article people on twitter are literally begging them for updates. Another point Ricki has been in the media since before she was born, there is website with pictures of her because of who her father is. Emily and Brad have not really put Ricki in the media at all. She tweeted a pic and then deleted it for a reason. I don’t want to sound like an obsessed Brad and Emily fan, if they break up it will not matter, I guess I’m just tired of all the criticizing of their every move. Rant is now over! lol

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