Last season’s Bachelor couple, Emily Maynard and Brad Womack, have been slowly breaking up for months, possibly because contractual obligations required them to keep it a secret. But now that it’s officially over, ABC has announced that Emily will tell her side of the story in a sitdown interview with Chris Harrison that will air after next week’s episode of The Bachelorette. The producers supposedly wanted Brad to come on as well, but he declined. Thank goodness he did, or we might have had another gross fingerpointy Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi incident on our hands.
Emily’s interview is timed with a People magazine cover (see photo). In the article, Brad says that “the demise of our relationship was completely my fault,” and Emily adds, “just because we love each other doesn’t mean we’re right for each other.” Depending what sort of mood I’m in, I either think Emily is doing this so she can squash some of the rumors that have swirled about exactly why she and Brad broke up or that she’s doing this to position herself as the next Bachelorette. Either way, I’ll probably end up watching – and hating myself.