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Emily Maynard: I Never Actually Fell In Love With 'Bachelor' Brad Womack!

Wed, May 18, 2011 4:40pm EDT by 14 Comments

Emily reportedly went on ‘The Bachelor’ to further her career, not to fall in love! Now, Brad’s obsessed with her and can’t let her go!

Has Emily Maynard been leading Bachelor Brad Womack on since the day she met him while filming the hit ABC reality show in 2010? Emily reportedly claims that she never fell in love with him, despite accepting his proposal on the March 14 season finale!

“She told me, ‘I pray every day that I could fall in love with Brad,'” a friend of Emily’s tells Life & Style magazine. “It’s just such a mess.”

So why did Emily go on the show in the first place — and then pretend to be Brad’s ever-loving fiancee? “She wanted to get more jobs hosting and maybe some modeling work,” says photographer Krista Lee, who worked with Emily in the past.

And Emily actually used the weeks of filming as time to network within the entertainment industry. “During breaks from filming, Emily would leave Brad to sit by himself so she could talk to [BacheloretteAli Fedotowsky,” a source shares. “She asked Ali a ton of questions, like how she should go about getting an agent and what endorsement deals were out there.”

“It was clear she was ambitious,” adds the source. “When the cameras are off, she’s very businesslike.”

But the fact that Emily’s heart has never been in the right place has not swayed Brad from vying for Emily’s affection. “Brad is crazy in love with Emily, almost to the point of obsession,” says the friend. “He’s really possessive of her. She told me once that he called her 17 times in a day.”

Maybe this explains why Emily had to finally call it quits with Brad last month — she just couldn’t force herself to live the lie anymore.

BFFs — do you think Emily lead Brad on the whole time? Share your thoughts with us!

– Lindsey DiMattina

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