'Bachelor' Brad Womack and Emily Maynard reportedly split for good
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/24/2011
The Bachelorstar Brad Womack's second stint onthe ABC reality dating series apparently hasn't ended any better than his first.
Emily Maynard -- the 25-year-old bachelorette whom Womack had proposed to and selected over Chantal O'Brien in the March finale broadcast of The Bachelor's fifteenth season -- has returned her engagement ring to Womack and been spotted without the ring in her hometown of Charlotte, NC, Us Weeklyreported Monday.
"It's completely over now," a show source told Us.
Maynard reportedly flew to Womack's hometown of Austin, TX in a final attempt to reconcile their unstable relationship two weeks ago, but the couple split after they failed to rekindle their flame and get back on track.
According to Us, Maynard initiated the break-up because she felt her long-distance relationship with 38-year-old Womack was becoming too much of a struggle and she wasn't ready to uproot her five-year-old daughter Ricki and relocate to Austin to be with The Bachelor star.
"Emily is happy in Charlotte and is not moving to Austin with Ricki," a source said. "She is content."
However, Womack reportedly has not been able to get over the children's hospital event planner.
"Brad keeps drunk-dialing her," another Us source added. "Brad is such a loser."
Reports that the couple's relationship was on the rocks have circulated for weeks -- 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.
In addition, reports surfaced last month that Maynard ended her relationship with her fiance over the phone during the weekend of April 9, but Maynard's mother claimed her daughter and Womack were still fighting to save their relationship.
"They have not officially broken up. It's still kind of on and off," Susan Maynard said at the time.