ABC has announced July 11's broadcast of the next episode of The Bachelorette will include a sit-down interview in which the fifteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette will "break her silence" and discuss her relationship with Womack with host Chris Harrison (due to the fourth of July holiday, ABC will air a repeat of this week's broadcast on July 4).
"I sit down and talk to Emily who is speaking publicly for the first time about her relationship with Brad," Harrison wrote on his Entertainment Weekly blog.
"I know all of you have had tons of questions about Brad and Emily, and their silence has only added fuel to the tabloid fire. Emily and Brad wanted to remain silent until the time was right for them to speak. That time is now, and you will see and hear all [Monday July 11]."
Earlier this month, Life & Style reported Maynard had confirmed that she and Womack -- who got engaged during ABC's March broadcast of The Bachelor's fifteenth-season finale -- had ended their relationship for good.
"There's nothing going on between us anymore. It's over," she reportedly told a reporter on June 1 before adding that Womack, a 38-year-old Austin, TX bar owner, had been the one to end the relationship and done so via a phone call.
However, Maynard, a 25-year-old Charlotte, NC resident, appeared to deny making the comments -- but not a split -- when a fan asked her about the Life & Style report in a subsequent posting on her Facebook fan page.
"We are not allowed to talk to any media. Just for the record," Maynard wrote in response to the fan's posting, which asked if it was "true" that she had spoken to Life & Style about her split with Womack.
Maynard's alleged comments followed several months of reports that the couple's relationship had been on the rocks -- dating back to ABC's March broadcast of The Bachelor's After The Final Rose special in which the couple admitted they had already broken up multiple times during the network's broadcast of the season, which had been filmed last fall.
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