Emily Maynard has been laying pretty low since her interview with Chris Harrison last spring. She did a one-time interview to talk about her split with The Bachelor’s Brad Womack, and since then she has kept a low profile. Scottsdale fans learned Wednesday that the site Hollywood Life is pulling her back into the spotlight with reports that she is getting serious with a former flame.
It has never been a secret that Emily dated David Smith before going on The Bachelor. Smith is the son of Bruton Smith, the billionaire owner of Speedway Motorsports. Rumors circulated in May that Emily and David were back together again, and in fact had never really been all that separate. Hollywood Life claims that Emily broke up with Brad over David, but Maynard never got specific about the reasons she and Brad split. It has been understood, however, that Emily was the one to split with Brad.
According to the site, Emily attended a wedding with David at the end of July, and the site shared a picture of Emily with David’s mom from the wedding. Hollywood Life shares that their source indicates, “Emily has been spending quite a bit of time with David. She’s with him constantly and she’s gotten really close to his family. Emily thinks that he could be the one.”
Emily and Brad had a solid fan base after The Bachelor finale, though they certainly fell under the scrutiny of the media microscope for months. They were already having trouble by the time the finale aired, and within weeks rumors of a split intensified. The “are they or aren’t they” rumors went on for some time, until Emily finally relented to do the interview that aired during The Bachelorette confirming the split.
It’s unlikely anyone will ever know if David truly had a role in keeping Emily and Brad from making it, but fans will certainly be watching to see if Emily and David are together now. Other sources claimed they had remained friendly ever since they initially dated, so one photo of Emily and David’s mom together doesn’t prove much. According to Emily’s Facebook they are indeed friendly, but it may take more for fans to believe that Emily and David are together and serious.
While the site claims that Emily’s experience on The Bachelor was entirely fake, she still has quite a few fans who are sure that is not the case. There are still rumblings that Emily is angling for a spot as The Bachelorette with ABC next spring, despite the fact she has repeatedly denied this. Brad Womack has kept entirely out of the public eye since the split, staying off Facebook and Twitter. His brothers and friends do share on Twitter from time to time that Brad is doing fine.
What do you think? David Smith does sound like he is very much Emily’s type, and many will be happy for her to find love in the town where she is already settled. The Bachelor will return in January 2012, and Ashley Hebert’s Bachelorette runner-up Ben Flajnik reportedly has the spot. In the meantime, tune in for the last couple of episodes of Bachelor Pad, airing Monday nights on ABC, Channel 15 in the Scottsdale area.
Source: Hollywood Life
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