'The Bachelorette' star Emily Maynard: I did the "ugly cry" watching back Sean Lowe's exit
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/17/2012
The Bachelorettestar Emily Maynard has come out and suggested she got even more emotional watching back Sean Lowe's departure during the broadcast of the ABC reality dating show's penultimate eighth-season episode than she did while filming the heartbreaking goodbye.
"Obviously everybody saw I had such strong feelings and I really did think I was falling in love. I want you to know [Sean], that I watched the episode and literally sat in my room and did the ugly cry -- the ugly, ugly, ugly cry -- and everything that I felt for you was so true and so genuine and real for me," Maynard said during her appearance on Monday night's The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All broadcast.
Although it was apparently painful for Maynard send Lowe home and then re-live the memories all over again, she ultimately didn't regret her decision. According to The Bachelorette star, she only had one regret when reflecting on her season.
"I do have one regret. I left the night in London, the group date, and I got in the car and I was able to kind of decompress a little bit and I had a huge regret," Maynard began to tell host Chris Harrison, referencing the night in which Doug Clerget informed her that Kalon McMahon had offensively called her daughter Ricki "baggage."
"I wish I would've given you [Doug] the group date rose. I do. I could be engaged to Kalon. Thank God for Doug!"
McMahon ended up apologizing to Maynard for his "baggage" comment and how things had gone down between them during last night's special. While he told the single mom he was extremely happy for her and planned to use their situation as a growing experience to prepare him better for his future relationships, Maynard just wasn't having it.
"And you, my dear, should be a politician because that is the biggest load of bullsh-t I've ever heard!" Maynard told him.
"Well I'm guessing I can't count on your vote then," said McMahon sarcastically with a smirk.
"You made it very clear how you feel about me and that you don't regret the things that you said. Just a couple days ago, I see a post on my computer that says a picture of a baggage claim [area] and 'I thought for sure I'd see Emily Maynard here.' And then you come here days later and try to tell me that you're sorry?! [No]. Give me some credit," Maynard explained in frustration.
Maynard then called McMahon out for his repetitive insincere apologies, and in response, McMahon jokingly thanked her for following him on Twitter. Maynard noted the upcoming third-season Bachelor Pad contestant's failure to say sorry and suggested it was a sign he lacked character and class.
"I just hope that you find faith in something bigger than your Prada shoes and your rented helicopter," barked Maynard.
Not only did McMahon have to defend himself to Maynard during The Men Tell All, but he also had to hear it from most of the guys.
McMahon's fellow bachelors criticized him for going on The Bachelorette with the intention of finding "glitz and glam" instead of true love. They also didn't understand how he couldn't at least apologize for his "baggage" comment considering he was never going to regret saying it nor did he believe he had ever been rude to Maynard.
"I was obviously extremely frustrated that I put myself out there," McMahon said, adding he had trouble feeling like himself while on the show and therefore said some things out of resentment he normally wouldn't have.
"I don't know if I was misunderstood, like my friend [Ryan Bowers] there. I don't have a filter and I'm not apologetic. For some reason, everybody in America likes sugarcoating."
McMahon was determined to share his side of the story during last night's The Men Tell All special.
"Initially, once I found out that Emily was The Bachelorette, it was obviously a huge issue that she did have a child," he admitted.
"At that point, I was committed and I think it would've said less about my character had I have backed out just because she had a child."
Bachelor Tony Pieper then argued a "real man" would've walked away immediately had those thoughts entered his mind, nevermind refer to a woman's daughter as "baggage." But McMahon insisted he wasn't really sure what he wanted when the process began.
"I didn't know for a fact that I didn't necessarily want a stepchild. I was still really interested in Emily and I'm an optimist. I really believe that anything really can happen," McMahon said.
But McMahon wasn't the only one of Maynard's suitors whom the guys claimed was arrogant and allegedly on the show for the wrong reasons.
"Not a chance that I'm arrogant," Bowers argued.
Bowers -- who was shown throughout the season sweet-talking Maynard but also discussing how he'd love to be the next The Bachelor star if things didn't work out between them -- said he spoke to some of the guys about the potential opportunity to be the Bachelor but never went on Maynard's season of the show in pursuit of that specific end-goal.
"I was looking for my wife. I was hoping that [Emily] would be my wife. I came on looking to see if she was the woman for me. The same thing she was doing with 25 different guys," said Bowers, adding that he wanted to find lasting love out of the ABC reality dating series but didn't necessarily expect to feel strongly for Maynard.
"It was never fully about Emily. It was about me finding my wife and there's a big difference there."
However, Bowers certainly won't be finding his future wife on The Bachelor, as Harrison bluntly told viewers it was "not going to happen."