Emily Maynard and Brad Womack became engaged during Bachelor’s Season 15
Emily Maynard knows that she’s not perfect.
Maynard appeared on Monday’s The Bachelor: The greatest Seasons Ever! Where she reflected on Brad Womack ‘s relationship, the first and only two-time Bachelor of the franchise.
Womack originally stared as a Bachelor in season 11 but decided not to propose to the Bachelor one of his final two women, and he returned to love for a second chance in season 15.
Though he proposed to Maynard, they finally split in 2011.
“It didn’t last so long, but I do take a lot of the blame,” Maynard told the host of Chris Harrison. “I was 24. I was 34. I did not have the maturity to deal with all that.
So it was hard. We’ve both put in a lot of work traveling back and forth and all that, but I think we both knew, ‘It really isn’t fun anymore.
Womack expressed similar feelings, saying that while he “fell hard” for Maynard, and their breakup was “brutal,” “they were just two different people.”
“You ‘re going back to healthy living, and you’re starting to realize that perhaps we want different things. when this is all said and done, and the show is gone, what do we want?
And nothing is right or wrong, so we just have different ideas of what the future looked like,” he said during the episode. “It was a brutal breakup because I fall in love with her very, very fast, and very deeply. I was broke over it for a long time.”
After her breakup from Womack, Maynard was cast as the Bachelorette in 2012.
“Not only did we split up then, of course, but you did me the favor of having her be the Bachelorette,” joked Womack. “Not only was my heartbroken … every Monday night on national TV [she was there].”
While Maynard did not find love in her season, she later married Tyler Johnson, her husband, with whom she had three sons, Gibson, Gatlin, and Jennings.
She’s also the mother of Ricki’s teenage daughter, from her relationship with the late Ricky Hendrick car driver.
“He texted me after I got married and told me how pleased he was for me,” Maynard said to Womack.
“He’s so respectful. I have nothing but good words to say for Brad. All works out.”
And Womack is happy in his own relationship and living in Austin, Texas, where he owns several bars.
Bachelor: The Great Seasons — Ever! Airs on ABC, Monday (8 p.m. ET).