Emily broke up with Brad a week and a half ago, a source tells HollywoodLife.com — that explains her recent trip to Austin.
The reason behind the breakup? Emily still has feelings for her ex-boyfriend, automotive executive David Smith, explains the source. “She’s got something with David,” says the source. “And David totally digs Emily.”
But even though Emily has ended things with Brad, she and David are taking it slow.
“David wants everything to be right,” the insider tells us. “He wants to give her time and see how everything plays out.”
“David’s very patient,” continues the source. “He knows that Emily totally digs him, but wants to let her get herself together.”
Emily and David dated before she appeared The Bachelor. We’re told they were a good couple and got along well — though Emily seemed “reserved” around David.
David had been friends with her fiance Ricky Hendrick, who died in a plane crash in 2004.
And, in an odd twits, David lives in Ricky’s father’s old house according to the source . It is no doubt a bit awkward for Emily to visit David at his home given the history. But now Emily has left her new fiance, Brad, in the dust, and is hoping to get back together with David.
“We are not commenting on Brad and Emily’s personal lives,” an ABC spokesperson tells HollywoodLife.com.
BFFs — do you think this was a smart move on Emily’s part? Tell us what you think!
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