The residents of Bachelor Nation AND the United States are all thrilled by the news that the stunningly gorgeous Emily Maynard will be the Season 8 Bachelorette.

Credit: Splash News Photo: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard Smile While Walking in Austin Texas on April 30, 2011

But how does Em’s former Season 15 fiance Brad Womack feel about the whole thing? While he hasn’t exactly run to a press junket to discuss the matter, sources close to Emily say he has addressed it.

According to Us Weekly, Brad “gave her his blessing.”

Awww. Is it terrible that we kind of want him to show up this season? A la Shawntel Newton on Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor?

Source: Us Weekly

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