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Why Wasn’t Brad Womack on the Bachelor Update Special With Emily Maynard?

Bachelor Brad Womack let his ex-fiancee Emily Maynard take the hot seat for both of them last night, July 11, during an awkward sit-down with Chris Harrison about the Season 15 couple’s split.

The Rosemaster talked to TV Guide about the interview, including why the two-time Bachelor was M.I.A.:

TV Guide: Are you happy with the way your interview with Emily turned out?

Chris: I felt really good about it. I made it known that this was not going to be some salacious, controversial interview where I beat this girl up on the witness stand. It was for her to give her statement and what she wants to say. People were a little bit mad I didn't get more information from her, [but sometimes] having all the love and care in the world just isn't enough.

TV Guide: Why wasn't Brad there?

Chris: It's just too raw for him. He's way too emotional and he still really cares for this girl and loves her a lot and he feels ashamed and stupid. I think he really feels like he let the love of his life slip through his fingers. He's such a nice guy, he texted me when I was about to interview Emily and said, "As a friend, please protect her and be there for her." Who does that when his ex is about to go and do an interview about him? He [told me he] didn't watch last night. He said, "I don't want to see Emily like that and I don't want to see Emily talk about us like that."

Emily echoed something similar when talking to People magazine. “I think it was too hard for him," Emily revealed. "He wants privacy just as much as I do. The only reason [I did it] is because I don't want people following me anymore. I have a daughter I have to protect. That was my main reason for coming here. If I didn't have that I would have just let it ride and never been on TV again."

Didya hear that? Never going on TV again. Sounds like ABC is out of luck if they were hoping to land Em as the next Bachelorette.

Sources: TV Guide, People

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07.13.2011 / 02:37 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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