On Monday, January 3, ABC will debut its new season of The Bachelor and with it comes the return of Brad Womack – the man who infamously rejected proposals from both women back in 2007 when he originally appeared on the program.
Now, after “intense therapy” and “soul-searching,” the 38-year-old entrepreneur — who admits to commitment issues stemming from an absentee father — is back like a boomerang, resuming his search for a soul mate.
So are women serious about marring Womack?
Two women vying for Womack’s heart have emotional stories that will make you fall in love with them from the very beginning.
A 25-year-old “sweet Southern girl,” Ashley Spivey lost her father to a brain hemorrhage, and his death two years ago was so sudden, “I didn’t get to tell him I loved him.” Now, the professional nanny longs to find a meaningful relationship by appearing on the hit show, saying, hopefully, “I’m positive it will change my life.”
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Emily Maynard grew up fast when her personal life took some very intense turns. She met NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick when she was just 15, and eventually, the racer would become her fiancé. But in October 2004, she lost her future husband when he died in a airplane crash at age 24. “I wished more than anything that I’d been on the plane, too,” says Maynard about the grief she experienced. The twist? Her tragic news was followed days later by joy, when she learned she was pregnant with her now-5-year-old daughter. “There was a reason I wasn’t on the plane that day,” says the devoted single mom, as she looks forward to her shot at romance on ‘The Bachelor.’
Will you be watching this Monday?