Emily had her hopes set high that ABC would ask her to be the next ‘Bachelorette’ until ‘Bachelor’ Brad fell in love with her!
Emily Maynard wanted to be ABC’s next Bachelorette (over Ashley Hebert) and never really planned on getting seriously involved with Bachelor Brad Womack to the point of planning a wedding, source tells In Touch magazine. She didn’t even think Brad would choose her, let alone propose.
“She just wants to be famous,” says the source. “And she didn’t realize that Brad would actually pick her. She never really planned on marrying him.”
Emily never really fell in love with Brad. “She wasn’t head over heels in love with him,” another insider says. “She never felt [that] kind of connection.”
Besides, “they just wanted different lives, and Emily couldn’t take it anymore,” adds the insider.
Especially when it came to having more kids, “she wasn’t ready to get married and have another baby right away,” explains the source.
And Brad’s insecurities just added to the end of his relationship with Emily. “When he felt insecure, he’d call her a lot, sometimes even after he’d been drinking,” says the insider.
Emily didn’t want to endanger her 5-year-old daughter Ricki with Brad’s bad behavior. “What was he going to do if Ricki did something wrong,” wonders the insider. “Just fly off the handle?”
BFFs — do you think it was a bad idea for Emily to accept Brad’s proposal if she actually wanted to be The Bachelorette?
– Lindsey DiMattina
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