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Why Did Bachelor 16’s Emily O’Brien Quit Twitter? (UPDATE)

There are approximately a gazillion people on Twitter, many of them from Bachelor Nation, and one of our new favorite alums is this season’s sassy Emily O'Brien.

So we were a little frazzled when we realized that Ben Flajnik’s very vocal Bachelor ex with the mad rapping skills had suddenly disappeared from the Twitter-verse after so recently joining — and we were not alone in our dismay.

Original Bachelorette Trista Sutter tweeted this week:

@tristasutter: “Guess @emilycobrien didn't want me following her? Her tweets are now protected & I'm not 1 of the lucky ones. Hmmm”

Hmmm... someone’s feeling burned. But in less than an hour, after exchanging loving tweets with fellow Bachelorettes Ashley Hebert and Jillian Harris, the mystery of the missing Emily was solved!

Revealed the Twitter-happy mother of two:

@tristasutter: “Found out that @EmilyCOBrien is on a job search & disabled her twitter. All of us in the unfollow club can relax. I'm sure she'll be back!”

Last we checked, Emily was on the PhD path in the area of public health, so we can understand why she needs to sanitize her online image (much like she sanitized Ben in the Season 16 premiere). Plus, not everyone can make a post-reality TV living doing... more reality TV (*cough* Courtney).

We wish you the best, Emily! (Tweet you soon?)

UPDATE! She's baaack. Emily can be found at a new handle, @DrDremily, although she is still @EmilyCObrien. As she explained to one follower, "Well... they both are. @EmilyCObrien is me but I'll be using this one while I'm job hunting" — which just translates to us as: DOUBLE THE FUN!

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03.22.2012 / 10:07 PM EDT by Semhar Debessai
Related: The Bachelor, The Bachelorette

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