Although we have trading cards for all 600+ Bachelor Nation members, we have a special connection with Emily Maynard. While we’re not sure what it is about the thrice-engaged, twice-scorned single lady that makes us feel like we know her (slash, want to be best friends with her), we’ve always wanted to guard and protect her heart.
While on The Bachelor, Emily stole Brad Womack’s heart as the winner of Season 15. But their happiness turned to rumors of wandering eyes, and then a breakup. As the Bachelorette in Season 8, Emily had strong connections with both runner-up Arie Luyendyk, Jr. — who spent the season glued at the lips and hips to little Em — and eventual winner Jef Holm.
So, in a recent poll, we wanted to know who y’all liked the Charlotte gal with the most, and you came out in spades to tell us exactly who you thought her perfect match is. Guess what? It’s Arie!
Although we didn’t throw the Em-Mack connection in the mix with her Bachelorette boys, the fact that folks liked Brad best with new gal pal AshLee Frazier was pretty indicative that that ship has long since sailed.
Emily famously had a very explosive last moment with Arie when she told him he wasn’t going to be the one she chose in the end. But 70% of you still think that Emily may have made a mistake when she let the race car driver go in favor of entrepreneur Jef.
There’s never a magic DeLorean around when you need it...