The Bachelor really is reality, off camera
March 17th, 2011 by Brittney Cason in Dating and Mating, She Said
Reality TV isnít always realistic. But in Emily Maynard and Brad Womackís case, something really real came out of The Bachelor season 15 Ö them! I ran into the couple in Austin during SXSW last night at Chuggin Monkeys, one of Bradís bars in Austin. And not only are they real, they are so happy and in love, they almost made me gag. She introduced me to him and he greeted me the same way all my friendsí husbands do when they meet one of her friends: he treated me like one of his own.
The two have decided to divorce reality television and just spend their lives together in a normal, happy relationship. Not only is it neither mine nor our business any longer, but thatís what is really worthy of report anyway. Certainly not what happened in either of their pasts.
Who is anyone to judge Emily or Brad and their relationship? None of us have walked in Emilyís stilettos. Our inner critic is harsh enough on us ó no one deserves to be publically judged by strangers.
Emily and I first met during a Remembering Ricky Hendrick event, hosted by the Hendricks. I saw her after she had left 3 Wide Life and when I suggested she come back and co-host the show, she said she was working at the Childrenís Hospital Ö and then asked me if I knew any nice guys to introduce her to because she was ready to date. All the more reason for her to go on The Bachelor.Dating is hard enough. So letís all just be happy for her that her brush with fame ended in love.
Oh, and if youíre interested in keeping up with Emily on Twitter, you can follow her at her real handle, @rickismommy.